Cardiff Metropolitan University - Financial Management Masters - MSc/PgD/PgC

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Financial Management Masters - MSc/PgD/PgC

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.

Pathways include:

  • MSc Financial Management

  • MSc Financial Management (Islamic Finance)

  • MSc Financial Management (Strategic Management)

  • MSc Financial Management (International Finance)

  • MSc Financial Management (Project Management)

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.

  • 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.

  • Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent.

Career Prospects

The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals shows no signs of abating over the coming years – and in the view of some may well increase. This demand has been instrumental in designing this flexible and challenging suite of programmes. In order to maximise employability the programme learning outcomes are geared towards supplying students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that the finance industry requires. A key component of this is the module "Current Issues in Accounting, Banking & Finance".

The programme seeks to meet individual and industry needs by developing students with higher-level cognitive skills and abilities who also possess an excellent practical understanding of "how to apply" rather than just "why it happens". The programme includes a 20 credit optional Professional Work Experience module, which involves a minimum 4 week work placement to take place outside the teaching semesters.

Career opportunities after completing Financial Management Masters

  • Financial analyst.
  • Wealth manager.
  • Forensic accountant.
  • Investment banking analyst.
  • Personal financial officer.
  • Portfolio manager.
  • Finance and insurance manager.
  • Corporate controller.

Course Details

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:


Corporate Finance & Risk (20 credits)
Current Issues in Accounting, Banking, Economics and Finance (20 credits)
Management of Finance (20 credits)
Quantitative Finance (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)

Optional Modules

Strategic Business Leader (20 credits) (compulsory module for MSc Financial Management (Strategic Management) pathway)
Capital Markets & Derivatives (20 credits)
Finance of International Business (20 credits)
Global Business Strategy (20 credits)
Innovation and Risk Management (20 credits)
International Political Economy (20 credits)
Islamic Investment Banking (20 credits)
Management of Mega and Complex Projects (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)


Students may opt to undertake a specialism, studying two optional subjects in the same area. The program offers several pathways for students wishing to have their specialisms noted, and these include:

MSc Financial Management (Islamic Finance)
MSc Financial Management (Strategic Management)
MSc Financial Management (International Finance)
MSc Financial Management (Project Management)

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