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MSc Finance

Learn the finance essentials; from derivatives and investments, to mergers and acquisitions and global markets.

Work with our award-winning finance experts to build in-demand quantitative skills. You will gain the essential information needed to pursue a range of exciting finance careers at an international level.

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This course is ranked 7th in the UK and 22nd globally (QS Business Masters Rankings 2019)

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The course has both CFA Institute Affiliate status and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) status which positions you to progress to a research degree. It is also linked to The Manchester Accounting and Finance Group – one of the leading accounting and finance units in Europe.

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MSc Finance / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months full-time.
Entry requirements

We require a First or Upper Second class honours degree (2:1, with 60% average) from a UK university or the overseas equivalent. 

  • You need a degree in finance, economics or maths.  You must have taken a significant number of finance and quantitative courses during your degree (accounting is not considered to be finance). You must be taking a major or specialisation in finance in your final year and need to achieve top-level results in final year finance subjects.  You must also demonstrate a solid background in quantitative skills, econometrics or maths. 
  • Applicants studying degrees in business administration, business management or commerce, can be considered but must be able to demonstrate a very strong background in finance throughout their degree and a final year major or specialisation in finance (as outlined above). Due to competition for places, we give preference to applicants with a bachelor degree in finance or economics.
  • We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

NOTE: There is a non-refundable application fee of £60, which you can pay using our secure online payment facility . We cannot consider applications until you have paid the application fee.

Course options

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Course overview

From derivatives and investments to mergers and acquisitions and global markets, this course covers the essential information you need to pursue a range of exciting careers in finance at an international level, or an academic career via a PhD.

Open days

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 7 November 2018

If you'd like to know more about what it's like to study in Manchester, then join us at our next Open Day on 7 November.

You'll have the opportunity to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects. 

Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 15 courses to choose from.

The event will be held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map .

You can register your interest in attending the event and you'll receive more information about the schedule for the day.

Events round the world

We take part in many events in the UK, the EU and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country .

If you plan to visit Manchester and you are unable to attend the Open Day, you are welcome to organise a personal visit .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £25,000
    International students (per annum): £25,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

Refund Policy

Due to the competition for places and limited availability, this course requires a deposit of £2,000 to cover non-recoverable costs and secure your place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees when you register on the course.

The deposit is non-refundable, except in the following situations:

  • you fail to meet the conditions of your offer (see below for further information); and/or
  • you are refused a visa or entry clearance to enter the UK (proof must be submitted)

If an offer has been made specifying an English Language condition which you do not meet, the Admissions Team will require the official certificate of an English Language test taken after the date of offer as evidence that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions for a refund to be approved. The English Language test certificate provided with your application documents will not be accepted as proof that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions as such a certificate will predate the offer.

If an offer has been made specifying an academic condition, the Admissions Team will require the official university documentation showing that you have not met this academic condition from the institution at which you have studied, as evidence for a refund to be approved.

The Admissions Team reserves the right to refuse to refund of any deposit that does not meet with the requirements outlined above.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Contact us for further information about the new Accounting and Finance scholarship for UK/EU students and other  scholarships available .

Contact details

Academic department
Alliance Manchester Business School
Contact name
Masters Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 1339
Email
Website
https://www.mbs.ac.uk/study/masters/msc-finance/
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Testimonial Lala Jafali
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"Alliance MBS provides the opportunity to meet experts from your field of interest. You feel secure around the friendly environment and consistently feel the support of everybody. This year I lived everything to a maximum level; having fun with international friends and studying really hard. In a word, I would say that it was amazing!"

Lala Jafarli, Azerbaijan

MSc Finance, Class of 2015

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