University of Manchester: Financial Management

InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
Department Alliance Manchester Business School
Telephone +44 (0)161 275 6414
Study type Taught


Successful finance practitioners require a wide range of transferable skills and subject-specific knowledge in areas such as corporate finance, financial markets and financial accounting. Our MSc comprises foundational units in finance and accounting alongside advanced units in the following areas: - Financial management

  • Financial markets

  • Financial strategy

  • Private equity

  • Data Analysis & Statistical Techniques

  • Quantitative Methods for Financial Management

A final supervised project will allow you to deepen your finance knowledge and apply your skills by analysing real-world information and addressing questions with practical implications. You will be taught by a team of academics that have several years of experience delivering course content both online and face-to-face within blended programmes. Our academics are on the cutting-edge of finance research, which informs their teaching. They regularly utilise our wide range of financial databases in their learning and teaching activities. This is a significant strength of our MSc in Financial Management.

The course will equip you with:

A deep understanding of the tasks that financial managers and other similar finance practitioners undertake and the objectives they pursue;

The ability to describe and interpret the functioning of financial markets;

An understanding of why and how successful companies rely on and benefit from well-functioning financial markets;

The skills and knowledge to analyse and synthesise complex information from corporations and financial markets, and offer solutions to challenging problems;

The capability to search and gather relevant financial information from several sources such as companies' annual reports and financial databases;

Flexible and relevant transferable skills that finance practitioners require in their career.


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