Taught course

Financial Planning and Business Management

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Advanced standing – 120 credit programme:
You will have gained the Chartered Financial Planner qualification or equivalent.

Advanced standing – 90 credit programme:
You will have gained Fellowship of the Personal Finance Society or equivalent.

In addition:
• You must have a minimum of four years of relevant management experience.
• You must be engaged in formal continuing professional development (CPD) activities

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time, professionally-focused course has been developed to offer thought-leaders in the financial planning sector the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Financial Planning profession. You will study financial planning concepts, critically examine theories and models, and engage in applied research.

Throughout the research process, you will work with like-minded individuals and receive one-to-one supervision from academic staff with expertise in the financial planning arena, culminating in the submission of your dissertation.

You will be supported by staff with an appreciation of the issues being addressed by financial planning communities, with research expertise underpinned by academic study, professional qualifications, and several years of experience in supervising and supporting individuals with little or no previous experience of the rigours of academic research.

Study this part-time course around your existing commitments. There are two entry routes based upon your current experience and qualifications:

§ Chartered Financial Planners study 120 credits, with the first 30 credits studied online, and the remaining 90 credits studied part-time on campus.

§ Fellows of the Personal Finance Society, or equivalent, study the 90 credit programme only, part-time on campus.

Information for international students

Please see www.mmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to Manchester Met's website for the latest fee information.
International students
Please refer to Manchester Met's website for the latest fee information.

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate.

Qualification and course duration


part time
10-15 months

Further details of qualification

Advanced standing is available for both 90credit and 120 programme.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 247 6969