by Alex Petterson, Admissions Manager, MiF
The Faculty and Teaching
A major strength of London Business School is its Finance faculty with their wide range of financial backgrounds. They are consultants to leading banks, associate editors of prestigious academic journals and board members of advisory boards for international finance organisations. As a MiF student, you will be put at the centre of global finance. You will gain access to the latest finance research and techniques, master a wide range of financial tools and fill crucial gaps in your knowledge.
The Class Room Experience
Class visits offer a unique insight into the strength of London Business School’s faculty and teaching. I had the pleasure of sitting in on a class delivered by Dr Chris Higson, Associate Professor of Accounting Practice. In the class we looked at a case study of the Body Shop. Students analysed financial information on the company’s past performance and had to draw inferences about its future prospects.
From my experience it was great to see so many talented individuals sharing their financial knowledge and even question the analysis methods that were shown in class. The class encouraged students to share their findings and how they came to their inferences. I was really impressed with the diverse discussions within the class room as students worked together to present their findings, a truly communal atmosphere.
Is the Masters in Finance Right for you?
Class visits are a great way to meet informally with current MiF students. Students will have similar financial backgrounds so discussing the programme in detail can prove extremely useful. There will be a member of the Admissions Team present on the day so it’s a great opportunity to discuss the entry requirements of the programme and ask any burning questions.
Financial Accounting & Analysis – What does it cover?
Financial Accounting & Analysis is one of the core courses featured on the MiF and it looks at the ability to use financial information in various decision-making settings. You will analyse financial information and judge a firm’s prospects based on performance, patterns in their financial statements, profit drivers, assets and obligations. On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- use financial information in various decision-making settings
- develop the skills and techniques necessary to analyse financial information and to draw inferences about a firm’s past performance and future prospects
- read and analyse a company’s financial statements, to measure company profitability and identify the drivers of profitability, and to assess the adequacy of the company’s assets to meet its obligations
- understand the main sources of reporting choices and creativity in accounting practice, and to know how to control for this when analysing, valuing and comparing several firms.
Come Join Us!
Come and take part in a class. We have eight Saturday dates when you can join the part-time MiF Investments or Corporate Finance core course either in the morning (09.00-11.45) or in the afternoon (12.45-15.30):
* includes the option to join the class for lunch