Working in a large, modern, international organisation, a medium-sized company or even a small start-up firm requires a range of business capabilities. The most valuable employees are those who combine an understanding of the various parts of a business with the skills of being a quick learner and team player with leadership potential. The MSc Business with Financial Management programme will give students the general business knowledge and understanding as well as the personal skills needed for a wide variety of roles.

Key facts

  • Build your knowledge of finance and the impact this can have on business management
  • Specialise in financial management in your second semester
  • Developed for non-business graduates
    Also available as MSc Business with Financial Management with Advanced Practice (only for Northumbria University Course)

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, class discussions, case studies, group work, presentations and applied study.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this master requires a higher level of independent working.

Assessment methods include assignments, reports, presentations, and peer and self-assessment.

Northumbria University Course Content

  • Developing Global Management Competencies I (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management for Competitive Advantage (40 credits)
  • Dissertation Preparation and Research Methods (0 credits)
  • Academic and Professional Development (0 credits)
  • Developing Global Management Competencies II (20 credits)
  • International Financial Markets and Institutions (20 credits)
  • Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
  • The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (60 credits)

University of Sunderland Course Content

  • Corporate Financial Management (30 credits)
  • Global strategy and International Trade (30 credits)
  • International Financial Markets and Econometrics (30 credits)
  • Management Accounting and Finance for Decision Making (30 credits)
  • Research Dissertation (60 credits)


Graduates on the programme have joined a wide range of businesses, including graduate training schemes. A significant number of graduates have gone back to work for a family business or even started up their own businesses.

An MSc is a challenging qualification that requires a lot of dedication. Employers recognise its worth, and the value that an MSc-qualified graduate can bring to their organisation.

With more than half of FTSE 100 CEOs being financial professionals, an advanced degree in finance and management is an essential stepping stone to reaching your career goals. This course gives you the intellectual tools and knowledge to tackle real-world issues in the financial sector.



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University of Sunderland 


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Northumbria University

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