MSc Financial Economics

Students graduating
A nine-month top-ranked Masters in Finance

Start date:

Duration:

  • 9 months

Time commitment:

  • Full time

Location:

  • Oxford

Cost:

  • £45,000

Programme overview

Propel your career with the necessary knowledge of finance and economics required by the financial sector.

Intellectually tough and highly practical, the distinctive nature of the programme will give you outstanding international training in the tools sought by financial institutions and companies, in a variety of different industries.

Saïd Business School finance faculty, together with the Department of Economics deliver the 9-month programme combining rigorous academic training with tailored real-world applications, designed in consultation with leading financial recruiters.

The MFE programme was an absolutely transformative experience because I felt stretched every second. The intellectually challenging knowledge, deep communication with practitioners, and the supportive career team helped me achieve my passion.

Yue Ying

Summer Intern, Citigroup

Class profile

Our students are a diverse group of high-achieving individuals looking to launch or accelerate their career in finance or consulting.

733

Average GMAT score

96%

International students

27

Nationalities

77

Class size

22

Average age

40%

Female participation

Oxford Saïd Finance Lab

Student

Understand key concepts, processes, instruments and models required to be successful in financial services.

This co-curricular programme is led by seasoned practitioners with many years of transaction and market experience. At its core are a series of models that are used to evaluate and appraise situations from the real world. You will leave with a toolkit to tackle financial problems ranging from valuations to leveraged buyouts, to M&A transactions and more.

Drive your career development

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Achieve your potential with the support of the Careers team. They will work with you on your professional development and future career planning.

The combination of the programme curriculum and the co-curricular programmes such as Oxford Saïd Finance Lab and Asset Management masterclass, provide a rich and highly practical learning experience reflecting the aspirations of students and employers' needs.

The Careers team were incredibly helpful! You can just drop in and get your CV reviewed, or schedule the best mock case interview where you’ll be confident for your next job interview.

Tim Scherer

Investment Banking Department - Goldman Sachs

Employers who recruited graduates in 2018

Finance

  • Barclays
  • Citi
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley 
  • PJT Partners
  • UBS

Consulting

  • Bain & Company
  • BCG
  • Deloitte 
  • FTI Consulting 
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey

Colleges

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Upon admission, you will also become a member of an Oxford college. Your college is both an academic and social community that will enrich your time at Oxford offers everything from formal dinners and balls to sports and lecture series. 

The Oxford college system enables you to interact with students and faculty from other disciplines. Some colleges provide accommodation for students. 
 

Application process

Application deadlines

You need to submit your online application form and necessary supporting documentation by your chosen deadline to be considered for the 2020-21 class:

Stage one: 1 November 2019

Stage two: 10 January 2020

Stage three: 13 March 2020

Interview decisions

The admissions committee will review your application. You will be notified whether or not you are receiving a direct offer or being short-listed for an interview on the stage date below:

Stage one: 22 November 2019

Stage two: 7 February 2020

Stage three: 3 April 2020

Final decisions

After all interviews have been conducted, the admissions committee will decide which candidates will receive an offer. Final decisions will be emailed to all candidates on with the stage dates below:

Stage one: 13 December 2019

Stage two: 6 March 2020

Stage three: 1 May 2020

Fees and funding

The fee for 2020-21 is £45,000, which includes lifelong Oxford Union membership.

Applicants who are offered and accept a place on the programme are asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of £6,750, which is offset against their fees. The deposit is due 30 days after notification of acceptance.

Cost of living

Further details can be found on the living expenses page.

Events

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We host a number of online and in-person events throughout the year which offer a great opportunity to learn more about the programme.

Contact us

Please get in touch with any queries about admissions, fees or funding.

Fill out our contact form or call us on +44 (0)1865 288871.