Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Financial Management (Taught)

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Course summary

Pathways: MSc Financial Management MSc Financial Management (Islamic Finance) MSc Financial Management (Strategic Management) MSc Financial Management (International Finance) MSc Financial Management (Project Management) The popular MSc Financial Management programme is suitable for anyone wishing to acquire knowledge within the realm of business, management and finance. The aim of the programme is enhance knowledge and understanding of finance, which can be applied to complex issues in order to improve business and management practice. The programme offers a suite of optional module and pathways, which will enable learners to tailor their programme to suit their individual needs and interest. All the Finance based Masters programmes within the School of Management have full access to the Financial Times on-line.


The programme comprises of a taught element, worth 140 credits and a final compulsory non-taught Dissertation worth 40 credits. The MSc will be awarded on successful completion of the 180 credits. The taught element of the programme is delivered over two semesters, where each taught module is worth 20 credits. The taught modules to be completed are: Compulsory Taught Modules: •Corporate Finance & Risk (20 credits) •Current Issues in Accounting, Banking and Finance (20 credits) •Management of Finance (20 credits) •Quantitative Finance (20 credits) •Research Methods (20 credits) Optional Taught Modules (2 modules from the following): •Capital Markets & Derivatives (20 credits) •Crisis, Risk & Strategic Change Management (20 credits) •Finance of International Business (20 credits) •Global Business Strategy (20 credits) •Innovation and Risk Management (20 credits) •International Political Economy (20 credits) •International Management: People and Operations (20 credits) •Islamic Investment Banking (20 credits) •Management of Mega and Complex Projects (20 credits) •Managing People and Markets across Cultures (20 credits) •Principles of Islamic Finance (20 credits) •Professional Work Experience (20 credits) •Project Management Theory & Practice (20 credits) •Wealth Management (20 credits) Compulsory Dissertation (40 credits) Pathways: Students may opt to undertake a specialism, studying two optional subjects in the same area. The programme offers several pathways for students wishing to have their specialisms noted, and these include: MSc Financial Management (Change Management) MSc Financial Management (Islamic Finance) MSc Financial Management (Strategic Management) MSc Financial Management (International Finance) MSc Financial Management (Project Management)

Assessment method

The assessments for this programme are many and varied as would be expected with 6 core modules and 13 options. Within the cores you will have 3 three hour examinations, essays, reflective logs and an assessed role play exercise.

Entry requirements

Prospective students should hold an undergraduate degree (normally of classification 2:1 or above) or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Accounting, Finance or Business Studies with a substantive finance element, or: Five years relevant work experience in the field of finance, or: Suitable professional qualifications from bodies such as ACCA, CII, CFA, IFS etc. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from several taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Programme Director. In general terms graduates from non-financial disciplines will not normally have the pre-existing skills set to succeed on the programme BUT such students are welcome to apply and such applications will be viewed on an individual basis. International Students: Students whose first language is NOT English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard.​

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £11000 Whole course
England £11000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £11000 Whole course
Scotland £11000 Whole course
Wales £11000 Whole course
EU £17600 Whole course
International £17600 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Financial Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS