Entry requirements

You are expected to have at least a second class honours degree from a UK or overseas university (or equivalent). Mature professionals with managerial experience may also be considered for the course.

Additional requirement information

It's not essential to have studied business or management as part of your undergraduate degree. Our students come from various academic disciplines to study the programme such as humanities, sciences, sports or technology related fields.

If you have not studied business management or finance before, don't fear: you'll study a module on the 'Fundamental Principles of Business, Management and Finance' as part of the degree.

If you are a mature student with relevant managerial experience, but without an undergraduate degree, you will still be considered for the programme. All applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Why study International Finance and Management

This postgraduate degree in International Finance and Management will support you in furthering your management career through its key focus on finance. The course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how organisations operate internationally from both a finance and management perspective.

The course is open to anyone who has completed their first degree, whether business-related or in another subject. If you haven't completed an undergraduate degree, you may still be accepted onto the course with appropriate work experience, provided you pass an interview.

The information in this course is kept fully-up-to date to reflect the current business climate. Our experienced professional team of academics will guide you through business disciplines such as management, investment and finance in an international context.

You will also have the opportunity to work in an organisation if you choose to study the optional work placement module. This experience will improve knowledge of businesses in a 'real-world' setting, all whilst gaining professional practice.

Why St Mary's

This course aims to develop your commercial knowledge by offering a broad coverage of essential business requirements within the finance sector. This will include areas such as management, accounting and business ethics.

On our International Finance and Management degree you will benefit from:

  • A dedicated team of research-active academics and visiting professors with an array of finance and management expertise
  • An optional industry placement where you can demonstrate key management and finance skills to add to your professional experience
  • Fantastic networking opportunities with our internationally diverse community of students and academics
  • Smaller teaching groups compared to other universities
  • An annual Careers Fair that provides you with the opportunity to meet representatives from a range of organisations within the sector

Information for international students

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Peter Hill