For those looking for greater flexibility, this course is also available to study 100% online. This degree is ideal for those interested in a future career in banking, personal finance and corporate finance or as an accountant, offering an excellent foundation for your career or for further study. As well as gaining a formal qualification, you will build a skills portfolio that you can show to future employers.
We are focused on the student learning experience and want to ensure that our graduates are career-ready, with the knowledge, skills and attributes that employers demand. You can study the programme online or on campus. Our teaching staff have extensive practical experience, and students are taught in small group sizes that encourage a good learning relationship with lecturers.
We have also successfully accredited our online Masters's degree programme with a professionally-recognised CMI qualification. Those graduating via the online route will also receive the CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership.
94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data © HESA 2021
ULaw Business School’s career-focused courses have been designed to help students gain the commercial skills and understanding that employers are looking for. We're so confident that you'll succeed with one of our Business Master’s courses that we offer you our Employment Promise. If you don’t get a job in the first 9 months after graduating, we’ll give you your course fees back - 50% as cashback and 50% as credit towards another course.*
*Terms and conditions apply.
New from September 2022 – enhance your skills and employability with a Placement Year.
2:2 or above from a UK bachelor's degree, or equivalent qualifications.
International students additionally require an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
MSc Corporate Financial Management Online
The Master of Science in Corporate Financial Management Online covers areas of corporate finance, investment banking and business management. We have designed this course to help you develop an in-depth professional knowledge of the theoretical foundations of the modern business environment and the practical skills required to excel in the corporate financial sector.
Our MSc in Corporate Financial Management Online degree equips you with a deep understanding of the tasks finance professionals undertake and the skills required for a successful career in finance.
As a graduate, you may find positions in finance and banking, energy and utilities, and education and government. You will also benefit from the ethical, socially responsible and international topics that underpin all programme content throughout your career.
Optional Placement Year
New from September 2022 – all our Master’s courses will have an optional Placement Year, giving you the chance to practise your knowledge and skills and enhance your employability. There will be no placement fee charged to students joining in September 2022, however, a 20% charge of the full-year standard fee will apply from January 2023 onwards.
Our MSc Corporate Financial Management Online programme has been designed specifically to help you to develop leadership skills across the fields of accountancy, corporate finance, investment banking, and business management.
This course is designed to support you in acquiring the skills, competencies, and business acumen needed to take your career forward. Through our full range of innovative online study resources, you will be able to create your own timetable and fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments. We’ve developed this course to give you the chance to refine your decision-making and analytical skills, as well as gain valuable experience in elements of research, presentation, teamwork and problem solving, increasing your employability value in a competitive job market.
As an online student, you will have access to a range of professionally produced tuition videos to support each module, featuring detailed animations to help you absorb complex concepts. You can explore case studies taken from the real business world to help strengthen your learning while accessing downloadable reading materials, so you can revise on the go.
Delivered 100% online, this programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and awarded by The University of Law. Upon graduation, you will receive a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management as well as your degree.
The course comprises four modules, each worth 30 credits, and a research methods module and dissertation, worth 60 credits.
Full-time students will study two 8-week modules per term. Once you’ve finished your modules you will begin your dissertation, which will be submitted 12 months after the commencement of the course.
Part-time students will study one module at a time. Once you’ve finished your modules you will begin your dissertation, which will be submitted 21 months after the commencement of the course.
Choose to study the optional Placement Year for the opportunity to gain significant practical skills and elevate your career. Employers are looking for graduates with a business-ready mindset; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
So how does it work?
Having completed the first year of studies, the second year will be spent on placement in employment. Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, you will be fully supported by a Placement Tutor and our dedicated Business Employability Team. Throughout the year, you will receive monthly coaching from a Placement Tutor to help accelerate skills development and self-awareness within a work environment, complementing the knowledge gained from our academic courses, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will be given the opportunity to transfer to the placement version of your MSc within a period during your first year of studies.
Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International Office for specific advice and guidance.
*Subject to academic approval
Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on the terms completed.
Professional Development and Coaching
All Master’s programmes are integrated with a Professional Development Module, specifically designed to help boost your professional leadership skills and expertise. We will work with you on a Personal Development Plan (PDP) tailored to your career goals, in addition to employment workshops and events.
You will receive individual coaching from a professional coach to help improve your skills in leadership, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, innovation, cultural communication, and growth mindset. We are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching for all our postgraduate students and this is a testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.
Corporate Finance (30 credits)
Corporate Reporting (30 credits)
Mergers and Acquisitions (30 credits)
Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (30 credits)
Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/ Project
The Research Methods and Professional Development module will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to critically evaluate a business issue of your choice from a specialist perspective during your dissertation. You will learn how to utilise the necessary tools for research-related activities in a professional environment, and gain the ability to investigate a complex business issue. The module is divided into three distinct parts: research design, quantitative analysis and qualitative analysis. Each section will provide you with an overview of the conventions of research in the social sciences and within a chosen specialist area. You will also study the role that quantitative and qualitative methods play in research.
Assessment for our online programmes is designed to meet the academic and professional learning outcomes for each module. You can expect to prepare for and receive feedback on seminars, workshops, tests and presentations, as well as assignments, projects, and exams. You are also particularly required to partake in group work and group assessments with your peers, which will form part of your summative grade.
Our MSc programme options have their own structure, with specially designed assessments to suit.