Taught course

Finance and Information Management

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Management

Entry requirements

Prospective students should hold an undergraduate degree (normally of classification 2:1 or above) or its equivalent, or: Five years relevant work experience, or: Suitable professional qualifications from bodies such as ACCA, CII, CFA, IFS, BCS 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.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

​Finance and information management are closely related in practice. Financial decisions and predictions need to be based upon information, information that needs effective management. Often such information is contained in an information system. Finance has been the domain of – and inspiration for - many advances in information management, such as Function Point Analysis and Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method.

The MSc Finance and Information Management has seven core modules: three more concerned with finance; three more concerned with information management; and one in preparation for the self managed elements. Whichever of the self managed elements the student chooses, it must be focused on the interconnection of finance and information management rather than purely finance or information management.

Taught Modules:

• Quantitative Finance
• Capital Markets & Derivatives
• Corporate Finance & Risk
• End User Computing Risk Management
• Business Analysis
• Information Management Software Tools
• Research Methods

Self Managed Elements:

• Dissertation, or:
• Enterprise Project, or:
• Consultancy Project.

Modules are delivered through lectures, tutorials, practical workshops and invited speakers.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Chris Parry
+44 (0)29 2041 6378