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MSc Business (Financial Management) (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

Our MSc Business (Financial Management) has been designed as an industry-focused postgraduate course for graduates with a strong quants, accounting and/or finance in their undergraduate degree.

The course combines the development of management skills with advanced financial skills, leading to financial management roles for organisations outside of the finance industry (e.g. Finance Manager, Analyst, Head of Corporate Finance).

Compulsory Modules:
Students will choose between completing the Dissertation or Business in Practice route during Term 1 of the course. Either option is available to all students on the course.

You will study the compulsory modules and your choice of an optional module. The compulsory modules provide key management and business expertise, all designed to contribute to a career in financial management.

  • Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods for Financial Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Analysis of Economic Behaviour
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Research Methodology
  • Business in Practice
  • Financial Markets and Instruments
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules:
This course has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. As a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current. For the optional modules available on this course please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

During Term 1 and 2 you study the compulsory modules and your choice of an elective module. The compulsory modules provide key management and business expertise, all designed to contribute to a career in financial management.

Choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route:

  • Dissertation route
    If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to finance, the 8,000 word dissertation will enable you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. You will be supervised and supported throughout and will usually submit your dissertation in early September.
    In total you will study eight core modules and one elective, and complete a dissertation. The term 3 Research Methodology module will help prepare you for the dissertation.
  • Business in Practice route
    If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with two additional elective modules and our applied Business in Practice module. You will develop deep functional and industry expertise with practical insights from our faculty and our CareersPlus & Corporate Relations team. In total you will study seven core modules, three electives and also complete the core Business in Practice capstone module.

Assessment is a mix of exams, individual assignments, group work, and tests. Your dissertation or Business in Practice module brings all your learning together.


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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band B

Department of study

Warwick Business School

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Full time:
Home/EU: £27,750 per year
Overseas: £27,750 per year

Find out more about fees and funding via both the WBS and University pages.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.