Part-time MSc Financial Management

Transform your career through financial expertise

This flexible Master's degree introduces you to more sophisticated tools and techniques that finance practitioners regularly exploit in their profession. If you are looking to upskill yourself, or aspiring for career progression this course will equip you with financial management knowledge and skills sought by organisations worldwide.

This MSc in Financial Management equips you with a deep understanding of the tasks finance professionals undertake, and the skills required for a successful career in finance.

Course overview

This course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence that allows you to pursue a successful career in financial management.

You'll gain a deep understanding of the characteristics and functioning of financial markets in a global context and while you do not need to be a finance specialist to take this course, a strong interest in numbers and analytics is important.

You will learn how to:

  • Understand the interplay between well-functioning financial markets and successful companies;
  • Apply a full range of financial techniques to real-life business situations;
  • Search and gather relevant financial information from multiple sources, including companies' annual reports and financial databases;
  • Offer data-based solutions to complex and relevant business challenges, such as analysis of financial strategies, selecting valuable investment projects.


Msc financial management calendar

September start

Begin your course in September 2021 

Part-time MSc

2 - 5 years

Part-time MSc.

Msc Finacial Management Blended Learning

Blended Learning

Online course content combined with face-to-face workshops

Msc Finacial Management Flexible format

Flexible format

Transform your career while you continue working

University in the UK

University in the UK

(QS World University Rankings, 2021)

University in the world

University in the world

(QS World University Rankings, 2021)


Duration2 - 5 years
Next intakeSeptember 2021

GBP 19,500 plus 5% VAT (Paid in 4 instalments)

LocationThis part-time master's programme is delivered through a blended learning format, with workshops in Dubai.

•    Normally, a 1st or 2:1 UK bachelor’s honours degree or a master’s degree (or international equivalent) from an institution recognised by the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC). 
•    We will consider candidates with a 2:2 who have at least one year of relevant professional experience and demonstrate their suitability and motivation for this course.
•    We welcome degrees from any academic discipline if you can demonstrate good numeracy and quantitative ability.

English Language requirements:
•    IELTS: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in listening, writing, reading and speaking. 
•    TOEFL (iBT): 90 overall with 20 in listening, writing, reading and speaking. 
•    PTE Academic: 59-65 overall with 59 in listening, writing, reading and speaking. 
•    CPE or CAE (Cambridge): Minimum grade 176-184. / +971 (0)4 446 8664

Gustavo Pilo

Julia Olberz

Join our September intake:

Semester 1: September 2021 - February 2022
Semester 2: February 2022 - August 2022
Semester 3: September 2022 - February 2023
Semester 4: February 2023 - August 2023

Blended Learning

Course units:

•    Introduction to accounting
•    Accounting conventions and techniques to support organisational decision-making
•    Foundations and principles of management and financial accounting

•    Introduction to finance
•    Time value of money and asset valuation
•    Cost of capital and capital budgeting techniques

•    Introduction to corporate finance
•    Cost of capital estimation and advanced capital budgeting techniques
•    The choice between equity capital and debt capital

•    Overview of the global financial system
•    Banking and financial regulation, investment banking and private equity
•    Risk management and hedging strategies

•    Basic econometric tools to estimate relationships between variables
•    Formulation of empirical hypotheses to be tested
•    Interpretation of results from statistical and econometric outputs

•    Strengths, limitations and developments in contemporary financial reporting
•    Interpretation and assessment of firm performance
•    Credit and debt analysis to predict the likelihood of financial distress

•    Principles underlying financial decision-making by multinational corporations
•    Foreign direct investment decisions, exchange risk and hedging techniques
•    Political risk measurement and management

•    Sophisticated statistical tools for finance practitioners
•    Analysis and forecasts of time series data
•    Empirical interactions between stock returns, exchange rates and other variables

•    Introduction to venture capital and private equity
•    Fund raising activities by private equity investors
•    Identification of capital investment opportunities and capital allocation, and management of investments to maximise returns

•    Evaluation of alternative business models to create and capture value
•    Short- and long-term financial decisions over the lifecycle of the firm
•    Fintech and other innovative sources of finance

•    Identification of topic to study and formulation of plan to collect information and data on the topic
•    Selection of suitable methods and analysis of information
•    Dissemination of the results of the study

You’ll benefit from the flexibility of an online course, complemented by valuable face-to-face learning through our six-day workshops held at our Middle East Centre in Dubai at the start of each semester. 

Our workshops give you an excellent opportunity to develop your global professional network, discuss experiences with colleagues working across the world in diverse professional environments, and meet the academic team, who will be on hand to discuss the course and answer any questions you might have.

Enjoy time out from day-to-day working life to spend time with your classmates, working in groups to apply theory to practice through real-life case studies based on contemporary business problems.

Please note that if travel restrictions are in place the workshops will be delivered virtually.

Amedeo De Cesari

Amedeo De Cesari
Course Director

“Business decision-making has become more complex over recent decades, owing to global, long-term phenomena such as globalisation, international trade and technological innovation.

Financial managers need to rise up to this challenge and equip themselves with rigorous knowledge and effective skills to make well-informed decisions and understand financial markets.

The MSc in Financial Management aims to offer the notions and skills that today’s managers require, and provides a starting point for a successful career in finance.

Academic entry qualification overview

Academic Criteria

Normally, a 1st or 2:1 UK Bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent from an institution recognised by  NARIC.

Or A Master's degree or international equivalent from an institution recognised by NARIC.

We expect that most candidates interested in this Master's will have a degree in engineering, mathematics, business, economics, science or other related subjects; however your degree can be in any discipline if you can demonstrate that you have good numeracy and analytical skills.

We can also consider:

Excellent candidates with a 2:2 UK Bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, with at least one year of relevant professional experience who can demonstrate their suitability and motivation for this Master's course. The degree should be in a relevant subject with good grades in quantitative subjects. An interview may be required.

All our degree programmes, require a high level of competency in all aspects of English language - speaking, writing, listening and reading. You will need to provide evidence that your English language ability meets the University of Manchester minimum requirements and is sufficient to enable you to fully participate and be successful in the programme. 

English language

You will need to provide evidence that your English language ability meets the University of Manchester minimum requirements.

All other candidates are required to provide evidence of English Language competence.

University of Manchester standard English language test requirements. We normally expect candidates to take an official English language test and accept the tests below. 

The minimum requirements for this course are:

IELTS: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in listening, writing, reading and speaking.

TOEFL (iBT): 90 overall with 20 in listening, writing, reading and speaking.

PTE Academic: 59-65 overall with 59 in listening, writing, reading and speaking.

CPE or CAE (Cambridge): Minimum grade 176-184

Email us your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number (printed on your Confirmation of Entry) and then we can verify your result online.

Pearson Versant English Placement Test (VEPT), supplemented with a University of Manchester short written test administered by the University Language Centre: Minimum VEPT overall score: 56 - 60

India Standard XII Examination: 65% in English

IGCSE English Language grade

International Baccalaureate English (Higher or Standard Level)

English Test Exemptions:  As an alternative to taking a standard English Language Test, we can consider one or a combination of the following:

1. You have successfully completed a degree level qualification (recognised by UK NARIC as equivalent to a UK Bachelor degree or higher), which was fully taught in English.

2. If English is the main business language of the company/organisation where you are currently working and you predominately use English in your role, we can consider this when assessing your English language competency.

An interview will also be required.

English language test validity

Do you have another alternative English Language qualification equivalent to the University's standard English test requirements?

If you would like us to consider your qualification, please email official evidence of your qualification, which specifically shows the English element and the grade achieved to We will then consider whether we can accept it.