Taught course

Financial Management

Heriot-Watt University · Edinburgh Business School

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Entry requirements

Our MSc is open to all.

Typically you will hold a recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. Students whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Alternatively, formal entry can still be gained by passing three MSc courses one of which must be a core course.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Financial Management is the ideal choice in postgraduate qualifications for anyone looking to gain a practical understanding of finance, its foundations and dynamic nature. Any career in the sector requires a strong grasp of these aspects. That’s why our specialist faculty help you master techniques that allow you to make a crucial contribution to the bottom line of any business. We do this by tackling key areas such as corporate finance, mergers, investments, derivatives, credit risk and risk management. We don’t ask that you come equipped with a high-level understanding of mathematical finance theories, just your natural curiosity and passion.

Fees and funding

How much will it cost?

You can study course-by-course and pay as you learn, or sign up for two or three courses at once. Our fees are flexible. Find out more about Edinburgh Business School fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    24-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Our flexible course structure means you can earn qualifications as you go. On completing your first three core courses, you will gain a Postgraduate Certificate. A further three core courses will earn you a Diploma. To achieve the full MSc you will need to pass seven core courses in total, plus two elective courses (four for specialism), and will cover key management disciplines, including people skills, economics, marketing, accounting, finance, strategic planning and project.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations100

Course contact details

Craig Buchanan
+44 (0)131 451 3090