Take your finance career further with a Global Online MSc Finance and Strategy from Manchester Metropolitan University and be empowered with the in-depth knowledge and skills you need to manage the complexities of the rapidly-evolving global business, finance and accounting landscape. Connecting you to new careers and a Global Online community across the world, you will also enjoy the flexibility to study wherever and whenever it suits you, with only a laptop and an internet connection.
Intakes: January | May | September
Develop your financial expertise to the highest level with Manchester Metropolitian’s Global Online MSc Finance and Strategy. This online programme is delivered from the City of Manchester, the UK’s second largest financial centre and one of the fastest growing regions for FinTech. As a student of Manchester Metropolitan Business School, one of only a handful of business schools in the UK that is accredited by both AMBA and AACSB, you will be part of an international learning environment that will develop your strategic thinking and leadership skills on a global scale.
From our easy three-step enrolment process to flexible fee payment, we’re dedicated to making studying and balancing your career as straightforward as possible. You will be accompanied by a cohort of similarly determined peers from across the world, from various business backgrounds, who are keen to share their knowledge and experience and root not only for their success - but yours too.
Our online master’s in Finance and Strategy is designed to work around your work and life commitments. It can be completed within two years at a pace that suits you, with a recommended study week of up to 15 hours.
You’ll study in a Virtual Learning Environment that has been designed with the latest pedagogical research at its heart. It will encourage you to develop independent thought, reflect on your own work and engage with your fellow students across the globe. You will enjoy a programme of highly interactive live online seminars and presentations, have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of group tasks that are aimed at developing your transferable skills and receive personalised feedback from your tutors, all at a time that suits you best.
There are three intakes annually for this course, with programmes starting in January, May and September.
Typical units of study may include*:
Dissertation (60 credits)
As part of the course, you will also be required to produce a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words. Our MSc finance course is vocational in nature, and our form of assessment focuses on real-world experience. Students will be expected to draw on their own professional experience and include commentary on projects that they have been a part of within the workplace.
*These units and their timing are subject to change.
Our team of committed and enthusiastic academics and researchers are dedicated to providing you with the study support you need to excel.
Your professional and commercial programme directors are:
Dr Michael Flanagan, Senior Lecturer and Fellow of the Foundation of Management Education
Michael joined the Manchester Metropolitan Business School in 2008. He lectures on topics including: Corporate Finance, Advanced Performance Management and Security Derivatives.
He has previously held director-level positions while managing and running businesses and operations within the domestic appliance and PC assembly industries. With experience in Customer Service, Manufacturing, Logistics, Purchasing, Product and Business Development, Michael has also advised early start-up companies on their product development and engineering strategies.
Anna Egan, Senior Lecturer
Anna has been a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Manchester Metropolitan Business School since 2015. She delivers a range of modules to students at a variety of levels – including undergraduate and professional courses – and lectures on topics including Financial Management, Management Accounting and Strategy.
She strongly believes in student-facing teaching, particularly the importance of providing pastoral care to students through personal tutoring sessions.
You’ll need to fulfil the following criteria to be accepted onto the course:
English language requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency. We provide a FREE Pearson English test to all applicants if required.
With our flexible payment options, regional subsidies and discounts, we have made paying for your course, and your professional development, as easy as possible.
We offer you the option to pay unit by unit, pay the full fees upfront or pay via a sponsor. No matter what payment option you choose, we accept payment online in any currency via our secure portal, Flywire.
Unit fee: £1,083*
Programme fee: £13,000
We are currently offering a 10% Early Bird Discount to eligible professionals joining this programme.
Apply and pay your first installment by 29 March for May intake. To find out if you are eligible, please contact our enrollment team.
We offer a subsidised fee to students from certain countries:
Unit subsidised fee: £916*
Programme subsidised fee: £11,000
Click here to see the full list of eligible countries.
*Fee based on 15 credits per unit
For more information on our payment structures and financing your degree, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
The course is delivered by our double accredited global Business School
“One of the biggest draws of any professional development course is having the opportunity to compare notes and experiences with people from different organisations. With online learning this can be more challenging but, with Global Online, the tools we need to work together are there. This is incredibly important and helps us support one another during our two year course.”
“If you are a hectic salesman, as I am, learning online is a good way to achieve your goals. You can access the Manchester Metropolitan platform 24/7, which means you can use it whenever you need it. The relationship with our Student Success Advisor and tutors is also really close, allowing me to achieve an in-depth understanding of the topic I am studying.”
“The advice I have received from the Student Support team has been immense. They are very friendly and quick to help you with any questions you have about any aspect of your learning.”