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Business and Finance - MSc

Our MSc Business and Finance has been designed as an industry-focused postgraduate course for graduates with a strong quants and/or finance background in their undergraduate degree. The course will help you to develop both management skills and advanced financial skills, leading to financial management roles for organisations outside of the finance industry.

Core Modules:

If you would like to view detailed descriptions for the core modules on this course, please visit this page.

  • Analysis of Economic Behaviour
  • Strategic Analysis & Practice
  • Quantitative Methods for Financial Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis
  • Financial Markets & Instruments
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management Accounting

Optional Modules:

We offer a range of optional modules which reflect the research strengths of WBS across the business and management disciplines. Please note that module availability may vary and that your first choice may not be guaranteed. For a full list of modules available on this course in this department, please visit this page.


Choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route:

Dissertation route

If you would prefer to take a more traditional postgraduate route and wish to specialise in a Finance related research topic for your future career (either in industry or for further academic study), the 6,000 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 compulsory modules and one optional module, and complete a dissertation and a Research Methodology module.

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 optional 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 eight compulsory modules, two optional modules and also complete the compulsory Business in Practice capstone module.

Contact Hours:

On average the contact hours for each module are between 26 and 29 hours.

Class Sizes:

Typically, class sizes for this course range between 120 to 130 students.


Mix of exams, individual and group work and tests.

Graduates of this course have gone into the following careers:

  • Bloomberg – Project Manager
  • Oxfam – Marketing Coordinator
  • PepsiCo – Human Resource Manager
  • Tata Steel – Graduate Scheme

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry requirements

First class honours degree or 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent), which will have included some study of finance.

English Language requirements

Band B

IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. We accept a range of language tests. Please refer to our website for more details.

Department of study

Warwick Business School

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

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We have over £2million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. For details of scholarships please visit our website.

Additional Course Costs

Students are required to purchase their own text books.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.