Taught course

Financial 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 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.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

The MSc Financial Management has four core modules in common with the MSc Finance but supplements these with elective modules that focus of specific managerial/operational aspects. Students are advised that the self managed elements must be focused on Financial Management aspects rather than purely finance or management.

Core Modules:

  • Quantitative Finance
  • Capital Markets & Derivatives
  • Corporate Finance & Risk
  • Management of Finance
  • Research Methods

Optional Modules:

  • Islamic Investment Banking
  • Finance of International Business
  • Mania, Panics & Crashes
  • Bailouts, Basel & Development Banks
  • Contemporary Issues in Finance and Economics and Accounting
  • The Legal Aspects of International Finance
  • The Legal Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Industrial Work Experience

Self Managed Elements:

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Chris Parry
+44 (0)29 2041 6378