MSc Finance and Strategy
Intakes: January | March | May | September | November
Course length and study mode: 2 year programme, online, part-time
Entry requirements: A UK honours degree (2:2 or above) in a Business, Finance or Economics related subject or an international equivalent OR an equivalent qualification such as ACCA F1-F9 OR a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience
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 (Source: Invest in Manchester). As a student of Manchester Metropolitan Business School, one of an elite group of universities globally to hold the “triple crown” of accreditations (EQUIS, AASCB and AMBA), 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 masters in Finance and Strategy is designed to work around your work and life commitments. It can be completed in two years 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 five intakes annually for this course, with programmes starting in January, March, May, September and November.
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 director is:
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.
You’ll need to fulfil one of the following criteria to be accepted onto the course:
If you’re applying with non-UK qualifications, you can find further information for international students on our international website
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 we have made paying for your programme, 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 all usual online payment methods in any currency via our highly secure Flywire payment portal.
Unit fee: £833*
Programme fee: £9,995
For more information on our payment structures and financing your degree, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
*Fee based on 15 credits per unit
Applying for the course:
All applications are taken through our online applications portal. To get access to the portal please fill in the form on the applications page and we shall send you an email with login details. Once you have access you will be able to upload the following documents and submit your application:
Once submitted we will assess your application and make a decision on whether we can offer you a place on the course. This is usually within five working days of all required documents being uploaded.
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“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.”