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Hone your strategic leadership skills with

Strategic Leadership and Change Course

Intake: 5th August - 8th August 

Duration: 4 days 


Online Master in Finance and Investments (Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity)


Develop the rare competencies you need to facilitate the buying and selling of ownership between companies of different sizes.

As the financial sector has evolved, so has our Master, to reflect the way modern businesses carry out key operations – including mergers and acquisitions. This online programme combines theoretical and practical elements to give you the skills you need to succeed in this specialised market.

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Key Facts

  • Duration: 18 - 36 months (100% Online)
  • Start dates: January / April / July / October
  • Campus: Online
  • Fees: £8,000 (Student Payment Plan available)

It will cover the analysis of financial statements and data using both hypothetical and real-life case studies. You will also explore the professional and ethical rules governing accountants, as well as the challenges they face in a fast-developing global context.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity

Stage I

Business and Financial Analysis 
Corporate Finance
Quantitative Finance and Financial Markets 

Stage II

Corporate Governance and Ethics 
M&A and Private Equity 
Advanced Corporate Finance 

Stage III

Integrative Research and Consultancy Project.

**All specialisations are available, subject to student demand.

Specialisation Modules

Being aware of these essential elements helps you stand out from your peers in the jobs market.

On successful completion you will be able to:

  • Explain governance and how it promotes the effective management of organisations as well as their resources.
  • Assess the role accountants play in risk management and internal control, including review and compliance.
  • Identify and evaluate the responsibilities of accountants in identifying, assessing and mitigating risk.
  • Show how professional values and judgement are applied through an ethical framework of laws, codes and regulations.

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This helps you build on knowledge from previous modules covering the analysis of financial statements and data (in real life as well as hypothetical case studies).

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Examine the importance of various M&A and private equity drivers.
  • Recognise value creation, and critically assess the levels of success of different private equity investments, as well as M&A transactions.
  • Analyse the M&A and private equity strategies currently employed by a selected global organisation and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Critically evaluate the key elements in successful M&A and private equity transactions, as well as their relative importance.
  • Carry out vital analyses of comparative issues in M&A and private equity.

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You will also have to demonstrate problem-solving and analytical approaches to effective financial decision-making.

On successful completion you will be able to:

  • Identify as well as analyse principles and trends in advanced corporate finance.
  • Assess the benefits and drawbacks of discounted cash flow and cash flow evaluation methods in financial management and uncertainty in projects.
  • Demonstrate in-depth and systemic knowledge of advanced corporate finance.
  • Critically evaluate the relative economic and strategic benefits of treasury risk management and enhancing value.
  • Apply problem-solving and analytical approaches to managing risk in advanced corporate finance.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

Core Modules

Detailed information about the core modules can be found on the: 

Career Direction

Graduates typically enter the world of corporate finance, where opportunities are available within leading investment banks. You can work in a number of promising positions such as a Corporate Investment Banker – focusing on precise transactions or market sectors.

  • UK undergraduate degree or equivalent – any subject area
  • English levels 5.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands)or equivalent*
  • Relevant work experience is an asset, but no work experience is required

*Don’t have the IELTS required? Get the IELTS preparation you need with The Language Gallery.

Student comments

“I chose LSBF, not only for the high academic standards and the quality of the lecturers, but also because London is the centre of business and offers diversity and internationalism" Business School
“The programme was designed with a global approach and focused on finance in an international environment” Business School
Working at an investment bank and studying at the same time was quite tricky, but I soon learned that time management is key to making the whole process work for you. It was very rewarding to be able to combine my studies with my work, and also very useful because I was able to do research for my studies during my work hours. Business School
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