MSc Financial Economics Saïd Business School

Why study MSc Financial Economics at Saïd Business School? 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.

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Why study MSc Financial Economics at Saïd Business School?

  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.


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.

Employers who recruited graduates in 2020


  • Morgan Stanley
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Bank of America


  • McKinsey
  • BCG
  • Roland Berger

Core modules

The economics modules apply theories and methodologies to finance, while the finance modules provide the underlying economic principles of financial practice.

  • Asset pricing 
  • Financial econometrics
  • Economics

In addition to these four core modules, all students will take an Ethics and Finance course in Michaelmas Term. 

  • Ethics


You can select a total of five electives to tailor your learning experience and expand your knowledge in areas important for your career.

You can substitute one elective with a 10,000 word project addressing a question of academic interest or practical significance.  Please note this elective list is an example of the courses previously offered; the list does change year to year.

  • Corporate valuation
  • Financial crises and risk management
  • Financial markets trading 
  • Information and communication in finance 
  • Identification in finance and social sciences
  • Real estate
  • Behavioural and experimental economics
  • The nature of the corporation 
  • Asset management 
  • Cases in finance and investments
  • Entrepreneurial finance 
  • Mergers, acquisitions and restructuring
  • International finance 
  • Topics in advanced econometrics 
  • Private equity 
  • Continuous time finance
  • Fixed income and derivatives

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