Our MSc in Financial Management offers a comprehensive education across all areas of accounting and finance and encourages students to think as corporate finance managers making key strategic decisions. It is designed for students pursuing careers in banking, consultancy, accounting and investment management.

Programme overview

Our programme incorporates a focus on both the internal and external operations of finance firms, and will give you skills in formulating strategy, evaluating investment projects, critically assessing financial accounting techniques and making financing decisions. Studying the theories underlying financial management practices will equip you with the knowledge necessary to make decisions in real-world business situations.

Programme structure

You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and two core courses in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term you will also have the opportunity to tailor your studies towards your career interests by choosing two option courses. The final dissertation will be written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor.

Knowledge exchange

A strong academic community, passionate faculty and international student body will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students benefit from the expertise of a range of guest speakers. In the past these speakers have represented a number of businesses, including Cairn Energy, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Life, Procter & Gamble and Deloitte.

Career opportunities

Our programme will give you access to world-class academic research and vocational insight that is highly valued by the world's top financial firms. The success of our MSc in Financial Management is reflected in the career destinations of our graduates. Students have gone on to work in internationally renowned organisations such as HSBC, General Electric, Danske Bank and ABN AMRO. The programme is also excellent preparation for further research at PhD level.