Taught course

Finance & Management

University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School

Entry requirements

You should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject containing 20% coverage of business, management and economics. Those who do not have such a background who would like to pursue further studies in the area of financial management are advised to apply for MSc Management with International Finance. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation courses. Further information regarding academic entry requirements: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

This is a joint programme between Management and Economics and provides participants with a variety of skills and in-depth knowledge associated with financial management and international business.

Why Glasgow

  • This programme offers a unique learning experience based on research-led teaching with a real focus on personal and career development.
  • You will have access to regular workshops, trips, social events and lectures by business leaders.
  • The School is an accredited member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme Structure

You will take both core and optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, on a topical business, finance or management related issue.

The programme is complemented by non-assessed, compulsory personal and career development workshops, with an emphasis on reflective learning, active participation, evaluation and problem-solving abilities, which will provide benefits for employers while enhancing your career prospects. You will benefit from active learning in real life case studies and scenario investigations, career development sessions involving essay and exam answering workshops, CV writing sessions, interview simulations, careers advice shops and job market analysis meetings.

Core Courses

  • Basic econometrics
  • Corporate finance and investment
  • Global business environment
  • International strategic management
  • Managing across cultures and comparative management
  • Management issues and controversies.

Optional Courses

  • EITHER 2 Economics courses from
  • Financial Sector Stability Growth
  • International Finance and Money
  • Modern Theory of Banking and Finance,

OR 1 Economics and 1 Management course from

  • American business and management in an international context
  • The internationalisation of SMEs
  • The business environment in china
  • The European business environment.

Information for international students

The University of Glasgow welcomes students from over 100 different countries. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University normally sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. Visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/ for details.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

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