Taught course

Financial Management (online)

Heriot-Watt University · Edinburgh Business School

Entry requirements

Entry normally requires a relevant undergraduate degree; or passes in Finance and two other core courses.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The MSc in Financial Management is targeted at finance professionals and other professionals who want to develop a career in finance, and who require a wide-ranging understanding of financial techniques and their application – but do not require high-level mathematical understanding of finance theories.

The MSc offers specialist study in the areas of corporate finance, investments and risk management. It will give students a relevant practical knowledge of finance that can be put into use straight away. Careers in finance depend upon a strong understanding of the foundations of finance, investment behaviour and the dynamic nature of finance, and the MSc will provide a strong preparation for a career in a wide variety of positions within the finance profession.

You can study this MSc by distance learning, with an Approved Learning Partner, or, for certain courses, on campus in Edinburgh on a 4-day immersion seminar to reinforce your self-study.

Modular basis. 5 compulsory courses (accounting; finance; credit risk management; derivatives; financial risk management) and 4 elective courses chosen from range of options. Open access entry route available through distance-learning

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 required. Examinations held in over 300 centres in over 130 countries worldwide.

Fees and funding

Please refer to our website

Qualification and course duration


84 months
distance learning
84 months

Course contact details

Edinburgh Business School
+44 (0)131 451 3090
+44 (0)131 451 3002