Global Online Programme | MSc

Finance and Strategy

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In the rapidly evolving world of Business, Finance and Accounting, businesses are facing more pressure and complexities than ever before. Those working within the industry are having to deal with increasing information and activity - in diverse areas such as financial reporting, foreign exchange and risk management - and it is critical they have the skills needed to succeed.

This 100% online MSc Finance and Strategy programme will offer future senior managers an understanding of these challenges and help them to take advantage of new opportunities within the industry.

The course is suitable for those who already have a professional financial qualification, as well as those looking to gain one. 

Features and Benefits

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)

Career Prospects

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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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.

Course details

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.

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.

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Taught by experts

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. 

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Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.

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Programme Review
Our programmes undergo an annual review and major review (normally at 6 year intervals) to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. For further information on when we may make changes to our programmes, please see the changes section of our Terms and Conditions.

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