Already have a degree in a business, economics or finance and accounting? At Manchester Met, we’ll help you specialise in international financial management, advance your skills and stand out from your competition.
Our MSc Finance and Business course is designed to give you the chance to explore modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions.
You’ll study topics relating to international finance processes focusing on assessing performance management, risk and management accounting. Understand organisations as a whole will help you provide recommendations and make an impact.
Preparing for success in financial management
Throughout the course, we’ll develop your ability to interpret data, create reports of key findings and make recommendations to meet the needs of an organisation.
As part of a live project, we’ll match you with a real organisation. You’ll meet the client, identify key issues and scope out their business needs. Working as a team, you’ll assign roles and tasks and showcase strategies that your client can implement into their business.
When you graduate, you’ll be spoilt for choice deciding what to do next. You’ll have the skills for senior roles in global organisations, the know-how to set up your consultancy and expertise to work in a whole host of areas.
Features and Benefits
The industry on your doorstep – Manchester is a centre for financial services, international trade and investment. It’s home to major organisations including The Co-operative Bank, KPMG, PwC and Barclays.
Fast track to the CIMA Strategic Level – after you graduate, you’ll be able to sit the CIMA Gateway paper. Taking this route, you’ll be able to work towards becoming a CIMA qualified accountant.
Live business project – during the unit Live Client Brief, you’ll act as a consultant for an established business. This will build on your project management, team working, client management and business consultancy skills.
Access to Bloomberg – you’ll be able to use the global platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.
Postgraduate internship programme – this optional unit allows you to gain up to 14 weeks work experience in a business environment so you can put your learning into action.
Networking opportunities – our regular employability events and industry links give you the chance to build your network. You might even be the first to hear about open positions.
"Manchester is one of the largest financial centres in Europe. It’s the perfect classroom for your studies." Anna Hardy-Watmough, Principal Lecturer.
Accreditations, Awards and Endorsements
Accreditation The Business School is accredited by The Association of MBAs. AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education.
Accreditation The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants offers professional training for aspiring and qualified management accountants. CIMA also provides management qualifications and training, and is a globally recognised qualification.
Accreditation The Business School is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This means we are internationally recognised for meeting global standards of excellence in business and management education.
After you graduate, you’ll be prepared for careers in the finance function of both large and small organisations in the private and public sector. Alternatively, you could kickstart a career in management consulting.
You might also find roles that suit you in financial analysis, international asset management, securities and investments or commercial lending.
And, because you’ll understand business on a global level, your degree could take you anywhere. There are opportunities for graduates in financial cities across the globe – from New York to Frankfurt.
Recent graduates from this programme have taken up roles in industry including:
Finance director at Global Forex
Accountant at Saudi Geological Survey
Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
But the possibilities don’t end there. Some students start up their own consultancy business or SME. Others complete graduate schemes with large organisations to get their foot in the door.
of graduates go straight into employment or further study within six months of graduating.
DLHE survey 2017, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in a business, economics or finance related subject.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.
MEET THE EXPERTS
“The landscape of accounting, finance, and banking is constantly evolving. We equip students with the necessary skills in order to compete in the global job market…”
Listen to what Anna Hardy-Watmough, Principal Lecturer, has to say about studying at Manchester Metropolitan University…
Our postgraduate programmes aim to combine academic knowledge from leading research in the area with the professional skills that employers are seeking.
Industry experienced teaching expertise
Teaching staff on this programme combine a rich mix of industry qualified and research active academic staff.
Critical Perspectives of Ethics and Sustainability
Governance, Risk and Forensic Accounting
Choose two from a list that may include:
International Business Acquisitions
Live Client Brief
Please note: option units are subject to demand and timetabling.
Assessment weightings and contact hours
10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and independent study. A Masters qualification typically comprises of 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits and an MFA 300 credits. The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning, but it could be:
Full-time 30% lectures, seminars or similar; 0% placement; 70% independent study
While this course doesn’t include any placement opportunities, you can gain useful work experience through the Business School’s Postgraduate Internship Programme. With a short-term internship, you’ll not only show potential employers that you’re ready to get to work, you’ll also gain some vital experience and make some valuable connections for your professional network.
While an internship involves at least 100 hours of work – starting any time between November and early August – how you do those hours is flexible. You could work full time during a break in your studies, or you might do a day or two a week throughout term time, fitting it around your studies.
Department of Accounting, Finance and Banking
Our Accounting, Finance and Banking Department is the largest provider of accountancy training in the North West of England.
The department offers extensive industry experience through active experts in their profession, with excellent relations across industry bodies and a collaborative approach to promoting critical thinking, employability, flexibility and professionalism.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.
UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £9,250 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £16,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Loans of up to £10,280 for many Postgraduate Courses
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Being at university isn’t just about learning. It’s about living. Before you arrive, we’ll make sure you know where to go and what to do. And once you’re settled in, our team’s ready to support you during your stay.
From apartments and eco-friendly townhouses, to en-suite and standard rooms, we have all sorts of accommodation on (or near) campus. Whichever option is right for you, you’ll have a room complete with desk, heater, and storage, together with a shared kitchen, laundry facilities and free WiFi.
And in such a handy location, you’ll never be more than a few minutes from the library, Students’ Union, your next lecture or a bite to eat in one of the many nearby eateries.
We’re incredibly proud to be part of such a distinctive global city – and we think you will be too.
Manchester is a city of enterprise and sport, culture and diversity. Here, connections are formed and futures begun. Art, science and business coexist and collaborate. Actors and accountants, lawyers and linguists – they’ve all found a home for their ambitions.
We have sporting excellence, culinary creativity, digital innovation and thriving commerce. Entrepreneurs and entertainers. Theatre and music. A rich and distinctive culture. We have character, spirit and personality.
Here, you’ll find people of every type, making leaps in technology, taking strides in industry and creating art in every form. We have a proud heritage to look back on, and a vibrant and diverse future to look forward to, full of possibility and promise.
From advice and support to a fantastic Union and sports clubs, we’ve got your time here covered..
Whether you’re coming to Manchester from another continent or down the road, we’re here to help. As well as our Student Hubs, where you can get all sorts of information and advice, we offer a range of professional support services and social groups for our students.
Being part of our community, you’ll find societies, teams and groups that will help you make the most of your time here. This means you’ll have the chance to pursue your passions, but also to meet people with the same interests.
The Students’ Union is your voice in the University. Through the officials that you elect, the Union supports its members and stands up for your issues. And, with its building at the heart of the campus, it also provides you with a bar, shop, café, and event venue.
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