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.

CFA Institute logo for Masters partnership status

The course has both CFA Institute partnership 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.

Alliance MBS is ranked 19th in the world for Accounting and Finance research according to the 2016 QS World Rankings.

MSc Finance / Careers

Year of entry: 2017

Career opportunities

The course provides training for a research degree and general training for those who wish to take up specialist positions in Finance (such as a Financial Analyst) or those who wish to subsequently pursue a research and/or an academic career via a PhD in Finance.

More details on our Careers Service.

Latest information on visa changes and opportunities in the UK for international students.

Accrediting organisations

The course conforms to the present ESRC guidelines for Masters degrees and has ESRC recognition as a postgraduate training year in preparation for undertaking a PhD. 

The course has partnership with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.

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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