Manchester Metropolitan University

MBA in Financial Services

If you are looking to take the next step in your financial career, our MBA programme offers a comprehensive, engaging study experience that will provide all the skills and knowledge you need to progress to the next level.

Modules such as Risk, Regulation and Failure Avoidance and Financial Management of Reorganisations, Mergers & Acquisitions are particularly relevant in the current economic climate and will prepare graduates for situations that are happening as we speak.

And what better place pursue your goals than Manchester, one of the UK’s most prominent business hubs?

Course Structure

The course is taught over 24 months. The next intake is in October. 

Each unit is taught in a three-day block on campus. During these three day blocks you will receive the latest academic and practitioner thinking presented by University staff and industry guest speakers and masterclasses. In addition to the taught element of the programme you will have two residential weekends over the two year period and a week international study trip. Finally, in relation to your unit - Reflective Personal Leadership, you will be allocated an executive business coach and receive six one hour sessions over the year.

You can find out more by consulting your course timetable.


You will require 180 credits to pass your MBA in Financial Services. This is achieved through a series of six core general MBA units and two core specialised units in Financial Services (studied online), followed by a final dissertation. A detailed breakdown of the course can be found below.

Phase 1

These modules are outlined in the table below. 



Reflective Personal Leadership


Leading, Managing & Developing People


Operations Management


Strategic Marketing


Accounting & Financial Management


Phase 2

The second phase will focus on different aspects of the financial services industry, preparing you for a range of business scenarios:



Global Economic Environment


Financial Management of Reorganisations, Mergers & Acquisitions


Risk, Regulation & Failure Avoidance


Phase 3

The final task for students is a dissertation demonstrating the knowledge they have acquired during the course.



Financial Services Dissertation


Find out more

Should you wish to find out more about the courses we offer, please contact Dr Sara Ward at, or call 0161 247 3431.

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