Manchester Metropolitan University

Global Online Programme | MSc

Finance and Strategy

2018 / 2019 entry

Features and benefits of the course

Supporting you to put theory into practice, this course explores areas such as performance management, FinTech and financial risk in a global context. It can be completed within two years and will develop your strategic thinking and leadership skills, as well as providing you with the opportunity to enhance your understanding of the inner workings of a business and top level decision making.

The programme will also give you the opportunity to:

This event runs over five days: three days of general executive development activities, followed by two days of programme specific activities. A full programme can be issued on request. (T&Cs)

About the course

This online course can be completed within two years with a recommended study week of 20 hours, designed to complement your existing commitments.

Year 1:

Year 2:

*Please note, you may complete these units in either your first or second year, depending on the month you start the programme.

Assessment details

The Global Online MSc in Finance and Strategy is vocational in assessment and allows individuals to draw on their experience and ‘real world’ projects within the workplace. 

You will also be required to produce a 12,000–15,000 word dissertation.

Academic expertise

Our team of committed and enthusiastic academics and researchers will be on hand to provide you with study support. You will also be able to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject by connecting with our network of over 2,000 business professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni.

Your professional and Commercial Programme directors are:

Dr. Michael Flanagan

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Michael is a Senior Fellow of the Foundation of Management Education based in the Accounting, Banking and Finance department of the University’s Business School. 

Michael has had an impressive 30 year commercial career with senior Director level experience and skills developed in international companies such as Shell, Philips, Salton and Time Computers. He has travelled extensively in Asia during his career and developed, directed and led many high performance management teams in Operations, Manufacturing, Customer Service, Purchasing and R&D.

Michael was awarded a PhD in Finance from Manchester Business School in 2013.  His research interests are in the area of Real Estate and Strategic Negotiation and he design/delivers courses including Finance and Investment (Real) Options, as well as the MBA class at Manchester Business School and the Shanghai University MBA Centre. He also delivers weeklong ACCA F9 and P4 seminars in Advanced Financial Management for Price Waterhouse Cooper Accountants to their associates in St Petersburg, Tbilisi, Almaty, Prague and Budapest.

Anna Egan

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Anna joined the University two years ago as Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. Since then, Anna has been involved in the running of the ACCA professional programme and has delivered a range of units on this course. In addition, Anna is responsible for the delivery of a range of modules, including Financial Management, Management Accounting and Strategy to students at a variety of levels.

Anna's research interest lies in the area of corporate governance practice, in particular how individual and collective social identities impact upon decision making within and around Board of Directors. Anna is currently completing her PhD  in Corporate Governance at Dublin Institute of Technology in this area. 

Details of departmental staff can be found at: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/business-school/about-us/our-staff/afe/

Typical entry requirements

An honours degree with classification of 2:2 or above, or an overseas equivalent, in a subject from a recognised higher education institution or an equivalent qualification e.g. F1-F9 ACCA qualification.

English Language requirements

If you’re applying with non-UK qualifications, you can find further information for international students on our international website.

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Funding, Finance and Scholarships

Our course fees are set at £13,308. This includes:

  • Your tuition fees
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated Careers Advisor and Postgraduate Academic Study Officer

MSc Finance and Strategy Inaugural Intake Scholarship

The Global Online Team is delighted to invite students to apply for a 30% Global Online Inaugural Intake Scholarship. This scholarship will be considered for all students joining our May 2018 cohort.

To be eligible, please submit your application by 27 March 2018.

To find out more, call +44 (0)161 880 4721 or email globalonlineenrolment@mmu.ac.uk to speak to one of our Enrolment Advisers (T&Cs apply).

Postgraduate Loans

The UK Government has launched a new postgraduate loan scheme for UK based students wishing to enrol on a master’s programme.  Students can apply for a non-means tested loan of up to £10,000 to help you fund their studies.

You will not need to make any repayments during your studies and, after this, your repayments will be based on your income to ensure they stay manageable.

Payment Options

The University wants you to have a great learning experience whilst studying at Manchester Met. Before you commence your studies there are a few finance options that we need to make you aware of:

You must pay your first module via the University preferred payment method called “Flywire”.

Flywire is a secure global payment portal offering the following options: 

  • UK/EU students - online bank transfers, credit or debit card payments.
  • Overseas students - pay in your home currency from a bank account in your own country. Flywire offers a “best exchange rate guarantee” and no additional bank charges.

To pay your module go to the secure online Flywire portal: www.mmuonline.flywire.com making sure that you include your student number, your Manchester Met email address and the name of the module that you are paying for in the text box provided.

Future Payments

Once you have made your first payment then the following options apply:

Self-Paying Students

If you are paying your own fees, you must pay each module at least 10 days before starting your next module (as each module runs concurrently).

You will be sent an email before you are due to commence each module, providing a dedicated web link to the Flywire Payment Portal. You will not be able to commence the next module until payment has been made in full.

Sponsored Students

If you are sponsored by an employer or another approved sponsor, then they must pay through Flywire at least 10 days before you start your next module. They must ensure your unique student number is quoted with all payments. 

If the sponsorship is withdrawn, you will be expected to pay any outstanding balances and future modules yourself.

All invoices and correspondence will still be sent to you.

Postgraduate Loans

England & Wales PG Loan: you will be classed as a self-paying student and payments should be made through Flywire as indicated above.

Northern Ireland / Student Awards Agency Scotland: depending on the value of the loan awarded, you may need to pay some part your fees through Flywire (if you are not receiving a full loan). The loan amount will be paid direct to the University and you will then be told how much you must pay directly to the University.

If funding is withdrawn for any reason by Student Finance, you will be expected to pay each module yourself.

Payment Options

The University wants you to have a great learning experience whilst studying at Manchester Met. Before you commence your studies there are a few finance options that we need to make you aware of:

You must pay your first module via the University preferred payment method called “Flywire”.

Flywire is a secure global payment portal offering the following options:

  • UK/EU students - online bank transfers, credit or debit card payments.
  • Overseas students - pay in your home currency from a bank account in your own country. Flywire offers a “best exchange rate guarantee” and no additional bank charges.

To pay your module go to the secure online Flywire portal: www.mmuonline.flywire.com making sure that you include your student number, your Manchester Met email address and the name of the module that you are paying for in the text box provided.

Future Payments

Once you have made your first payment then the following options apply:

Self-Paying Students

If you are paying your own fees, you must pay each module at least 10 days before starting your next module (as each module runs concurrently).

You will be sent an email before you are due to commence each module, providing a dedicated web link to the Flywire Payment Portal. You will not be able to commence the next module until payment has been made in full.

Sponsored Students

If you are sponsored by an employer or another approved sponsor, then they must pay through Flywire at least 10 days before you start your next module. They must ensure that your unique student number is quoted with all payments.

If the sponsorship is withdrawn, you will be expected to pay any outstanding balances and future modules yourself.

All invoices and correspondence will still be sent to you.

Postgraduate Loan

England & Wales PG Loan: - You will be classed as a self-paying student and payments should be made through Flywire as indicated above

Northern Ireland / Student Awards Agency Scotland - Depending on the value of the loan awarded, you may need to pay some part your fees through Flywire (if you are not receiving a full loan). The loan amount will be paid direct to the University. You will then be advised how much you must pay directly to the University.

If funding is withdrawn for any reason by Student Finance, you will be expected to pay each module yourself.

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Career options after the course

Graduating with our online MSc in Finance and Strategy will give you a global perspective to accelerate your career and open up a whole host opportunities for you to progress on to, including Strategic Planning Officer, Project Managers, Financial Analyst, Financial Manager, Financial Controller and more. 

Dedicated career and employability support

The Faculty of Business and Law’s dedicated Careers and Employability Service is at your disposal during and up to three years after you graduate. Delivering bespoke support for every student, the service enhances employability skills, raises awareness around networking events and helps you find the right job for you.

Man Met has recently launched a new resource, MMyou Online Careers Centre, designed to provide the best possible careers support for Global Online students, enhancing and improving employability outcomes and supporting career development for life.

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Important Notice

This online prospectus provides an overview of our programmes of study and the University. We regularly update our online prospectus so that our published course information is accurate and up to date. Please note that our programmes are subject to review and development on an ongoing basis. Changes may sometimes be necessary. For example, to comply with the requirements of professional or accrediting bodies or as a result of student feedback or external examiners’ reports. We also need to ensure that our courses are dynamic and current and that the content and structure maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of the student experience.

Please check back to the online prospectus before making an application to us.

The provision of education by the University is subject to terms and conditions of enrollment and contract. The current Terms and Conditions Applicable to the provision of the University’s Educational Services are available online. When a student enrolls with us, their study and registration at the University will be governed by various regulations, policies and procedures. It is important that applicants/students familiarize themselves with our Terms and Conditions and the Key Contract Documents referred to within. Applicants will be provided with access to an up to date version at offer stage. This can be found within the Information for Offer Holders document.