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The University of Manchester Worldwide China Centre MSc Financial Management - Online
The University of Manchester Worldwide China Centre

MSc Financial Management - Online

2 Years


Part time

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GBP 19,500 / per year **

Blended, Distance Learning

* 22/02/2021:1st early application. 26/04/2021: 2nd early application.

** Payable with 4 instalments. 10% early application discount is available for those that apply before January 8th, 2021.


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Are you looking to build more financial management knowledge or move into the financial sector? Our MSc Financial Management will equip you with a broader understanding of finance to help you gain confidence in any role or industry.

Study online from anywhere in the worldNetwork with classmates at workshops twice a year in Manchester or ShanghaiTaught by one of the world's most experienced accounting and finance teams

The MSc Financial Management will equip you with the financial acumen you need to succeed and solve business challenges in any sector. Whatever function you work in, skills and knowledge in areas such as corporate finance, financial markets and financial accounting will build your credibility and ability to see the big picture for your organisation.

This part-time Master's degree will introduce you to sophisticated finance tools and techniques and give you an understanding of financial markets and institutions within a global context. 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.
  • Describe, analyse and interpret financial data from markets and companies.
  • 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, for example:
    • Evaluating the performance and riskiness of a company or an asset.
    • Selecting valuable investment projects.
    • Determining the type of capital a company should raise to fund investment.
    • Analysing a company's financial strategy.

How will I learn?

This Master's degree in Financial Management is delivered through a part-time blended learning format. The majority of the teaching is online, so you can study flexibly at a pace that suits your own requirements and lifestyle. You will also get the opportunity to learn and share experiences with classmates from across the globe at face-to-face workshops in Manchester.

What does a typical course unit look like?

  • Delivered online + three-day face-to-face workshop (either at the start or around the middle of the teaching period).
  • Studied over a five-month period (total of 150 hours of study per unit).
  • Taught from an applied perspective using practical elements, such as problem-solving, case studies, interactive activities and online quizzes, so you can apply your learnings immediately.
  • Assessed by ongoing coursework with no exams (you will typically complete two individual/group assessments per unit).
  • Informed by the latest cutting-edge research in finance.
  • Taught by academics with extensive financial expertise and significant finance teaching experience.

When will I attend workshops?

You will attend one workshop per semester (four in total) at Alliance Manchester Business School's brand new campus in Manchester or at our China Centre in Shanghai.

Shanghai workshop schedule

Year 1Year 2

14-16 September 2020

17-19 September 2020

24-26 May 2021

27-29 May 2021

September 2021

September 2021

May 2022

May 2022

A Manchester experience, online

Every aspect of our MSc in Financial Management is developed and delivered by Alliance Manchester Business School. This ensures you get the best quality learning experience, wherever in the world you are based. Throughout your studies, you will have access to a dedicated study advisor and digital services to support your learning, including libraries and financial databases.

The Finance Zone

From the moment you start the course, you will have access to Alliance Manchester Business School's Finance Zone, one of the UK’s most comprehensive collections of specialist financial and business databases. These resources are used by top researchers around the world and include Bloomberg, Datastream, Thomson ONE, Compustat, WRDS, Capital IQ plus many more.



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