Entry requirements

Entry to the programme requires a good undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, eg economics, finance, accounting or management from a university, or a similar qualification from any other institution. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification and relevant practical experience may also be accepted. In general, however, applicants are judged on their individual merits and age, work experience and other factors are also considered. A two-year programme, with the first year as a "qualifying year", is also available for students whose backgrounds are different from those outlined above in order to prepare them more fully for studies.

Months of entry


Course content

The ever-changing nature of businesses and their operating markets has made it increasingly important for corporate managers to have a clear understanding of theory and practice relating to strategic management and the interrelationships between the firm, its employees and its markets, and the implications for corporate financial strategy.

Part 1 - Compulsory modules: International Financial Markets; Financial Econometrics; Strategic Management; Human Resource Management; Management and Organisational Behaviour; Marketing Strategy; Research Methods.
Optional modules (choose 1): International Financial Management; Financial Analysis; Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management; Islamic Finance; Islamic Banking.

Part 2 - A supervised dissertation of around 10,000 words.

Information for international students

If your native language is not English, you must provide satisfactory evidence that you have an adequate knowledge and understanding of written and spoken English. ELTS and TOEFL test scores of no less than 6.0 or 560, respectively, are usually acceptable.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Debbie Pritchard
+44 (0) 1248 383023