MSc Investment & Wealth Management
Imperial College London
South Kensington, United Kingdom
Full time, Part time
GBP 45,400 *
Earliest start date
* deposit: £4,540
Bringing innovation and social impact to the world of finance
In today's rapidly evolving financial landscape, investment and wealth management professionals play a crucial role in navigating market volatility and maximizing returns for individuals and organizations. Our CFA-affiliated MSc Investment & Wealth Management program offers a robust theoretical foundation, drawing on cutting-edge research in asset pricing, while emphasizing practical, real-world problem-solving and the implementation of investment strategies. Taught by highly respected practitioners, the program includes options for an Applied or Research Project or Work Placement.
Highly relevant to the current world of finance, the program builds on the strong corporate connections we have established with the City, London’s thriving financial district. Upon graduation, you will have the skills you need to work in investment banking, private equity, corporate finance, asset management, FinTech, or consulting. Previous students have secured roles at some of the world’s leading financial institutions such as Barclays, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and more.
What we look for in a MSc Investment and Wealth Management candidate
If you’re an ambitious individual with an excellent quantitative background, then MSc Investment & Wealth Management is a good fit for you. This program attracts diverse and talented individuals who are keen to build their network. MSc Investment & Wealth Management will prepare you for a variety of exciting roles in asset, investment, and wealth management, so an enthusiasm to work within these sectors is important.
Scholarships and Funding
We know that choosing to pursue a Master's program is an important decision and a substantial investment in yourself. Fees for our MSc programs are the same for both UK and international students.
In addition to the costs of tuition, you should also consider the costs of living in London during your studies and the lifestyle choices that will determine your costs. Many of the students in our Master's programs fund their studies through multiple funding sources, combining personal resources with education loans and scholarships.
Master's scholarships and bursaries
Imperial College Business School is pleased to offer significant scholarship funding to our most talented applicants. A range of scholarships are available, including several dedicated schemes for specific programs, and it is recommended that you apply early to give yourself the best chance of receiving an award.
We have three submission deadlines to apply for scholarships for our 2024 Master’s intake of students. To be considered for a scholarship you should submit your application by one of the deadlines; scholarships will be awarded from the first deadline onwards. We will review your suitability for an award alongside the other applications we receive within that round.
Please note that some of our scholarships require the additional submission of a video interview; admitted students will receive further information on how to submit a video interview via email within approximately two months of the deadline. Please also be aware that scholarships may not be awarded following every round (e.g. if scholarships in a particular category have all been awarded or there is an insufficient number of eligible candidates in a given round).
A combination of the latest research, practical application, and a broad range of topics, makes the MSc Investment & Wealth Management a unique and challenging experience. The program will teach you to practically apply the theories of finance to the business of wealth and asset management.
This one-year, full-time intensive program has a normal working week of Monday to Friday and classes will be scheduled between 08.30 and 21.00. Students should expect to attend one evening class per week in addition to other optional activities such as guest lectures or alumni and careers events which may be scheduled in the evening.
Please note, that program content is subject to change. Candidates who fail to complete this degree are not entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.
Through a combination of online pre-study modules, induction week, and a foundation module, you will be ready to hit the ground running when your program begins. This comprehensive preparation not only prepares you for the academic rigor ahead but also ensures you're thoroughly equipped to maximize the benefits of your program.
- Online pre-study modules
- Induction week
- Foundation module
You will study seven core modules, covering fundamental theories and topics to develop a solid financial knowledge base, building rapidly on previous experience while introducing new and challenging disciplines.
- Asset Allocation and Investment Strategies
- Ethics and Professional Standards in Finance - online module
- Financial Econometrics
- Investments and Portfolio Management
- Mathematics for Finance
We offer a broad range of electives that you can tailor to your interests and career aspirations. During our MSc Investment & Wealth Management, you will take four electives (if you undertake the Applied Project), or three electives (if you undertake the Research Project), from the following elective modules. All students are required to take at least one key elective.
- Key electives
- Other electives
In the spring and summer terms, you will choose between undertaking two types of projects, to develop specialist skills and subject knowledge to benefit your future career. You can either pursue an Applied Project together with an additional elective, or a traditional Research Project.
- Applied project
- Research project
We offer two international electives, involving company visits, guest speakers, and experiential learning activities for an intensive learning experience in another country. The 2022-23 cohort will travel to Singapore and New York.
There will be an additional cost for taking these electives, which is reviewed on an annual basis.
- Corporate Finance for Practitioners
- Introduction to Quantitative Investing
Study your MSc Investment & Wealth Management in London at a global top 10 university
- 3rd in Europe (Imperial College London, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024)
- 6th in the world (Imperial College London, QS World University Rankings 2024)
- #1 city for students (London, QS Best Student City Rankings 2023)
- 97% employed within six months (class of 2022)
Program Tuition Fee
At Imperial College Business School, your career is our priority. We have a dedicated Careers team that is committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. With close links to the industry and a busy calendar of events, workshops, and personal development programs, you will be prepared to enter a highly competitive recruitment market.
- 97% employed within six months
- 53% employed in the UK
- 34% employed in investment banking or asset and investment management
Dedicated support for every step of your journey with us
Imperial College Business School Careers provides world-class support that is tailored to your career aspirations and is an integral part of your MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance program.
Several personalized services are provided before you start and throughout your time at the Business School to support you in securing a job in the sector of your choice. With close links to the industry and a busy calendar of events, workshops, and personal development programs, you will be prepared to enter a highly competitive recruitment market.