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1st or 2nd class UK honours degree or equivalent bachelor’s degree; or a professional qualification (e.g. CIMA) plus 5 years’ relevant work experience.
Months of entry
This course is recognised in International Business Rankings, consistently ranking top 10 in the UK and top 40 in the world across them all. These include:
• 6th in the UK and 32nd in the world: The Financial Times Master’s in Finance Pre-experience ranking 2018
• 2nd in the UK and 6th in the world: The Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal World University Rankings 2019 – Master’s in Finance
• 9th in the UK and 35th in the world: QS World University Rankings: Masters in Finance ranking 2020
The course provides you with a solid grounding in finance and management principles and offers rigorous training in relevant tools and techniques and how to apply them practically in the global finance workplace.
The course is distinctive in covering the principles, tools and techniques of both finance and management, as well as how to apply them in real work situations.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of financial and management accounting, economics, international financial markets, statistical analysis, financial modelling and corporate financial management.
Modules focus on real-world challenges, and include a combination of case studies, participative exercises, interactive lectures and group projects
You may also have the opportunity to take part in activities, including the CFA Institute UK Research Challenge
You will be taught by faculty with experience of the real world of finance and business, as well as having the opportunity to listen to guest speakers
You will have access to highly effective infrastructure including Bloomberg live financial data via our Bloomberg Suite.
You will have the opportunity to study within a truly international environment, with students and academics coming from over 50 countries.
Information for international students
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. Our minimum requirements are as follows:
IELTS - 6.5 overall and 6.5 in the writing component
TOEFL - 92 and a writing score 21
Pearson PTE Academic - 65
Cambridge English Scale - 180
In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.
We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).
Applicants who do not already meet the English language entry requirement for their chosen Cranfield course can apply to attend one of our Presessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. We offer Winter/Spring and Summer programmes each year to offer holders.
Fees and funding
For details of funding available please visit our website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Enquiries Office
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