Financial Management MSc., PG Dip., Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 15 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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A challenging and rewarding discipline no matter what the organisation - financial management has the power to make or break a business. Now, students who do not meet the requirements of a 12 month postgraduate course can still pursue a career in this exciting, fast-paced financial sector by completing an extra three months of study to bring them up to speed.


At Middlesex, we believe that a lack of experience or qualifications is not always a reflection of your true potential. That's why we created this 15 month postgraduate course of study in Financial Management, to help those people who do not qualify for our 12 month programme gain the essential knowledge and skills they need to catch up and complete the same level of study as the rest of our postgraduates. We've tailored the course to include three extra months of study that cover the essential skills and theories you need to embark on an advanced course in Financial Management.

After completing these initial three months of groundwork in accounting and finance, you'll explore advanced modules that focus on key areas of financial management and how these relate to the real world of business, such as interpreting and critically evaluating financial statements and applying decision-making skills to complex financial situations. At Middlesex, we value skills training as highly as we value theory, so you can expect to not only learn the advanced concepts behind financial management but the practical ways in which you can apply this knowledge within your profession.

Course highlights:

  • 15 month structure provides you with the unique opportunity to embark on a postgraduate course of study despite a lack of traditional qualifications or experience in accounting and finance
  • One of London's largest centres for business education featuring highly skilled academics, pioneering research and global partnerships that will enhance your learning by exposing you to the best minds and resources in the industry
  • Broad range of skills and theories covered to ensure you have all the knowledge and practical abilities you need to pursue a career in a diverse range of business organisations
  • Strong emphasis on how to apply financial and accounting skills to the practice of financial management in real-world situations
  • International focus within modules to enable you to think globally from the start and increase your career opportunities worldwide when you graduate
  • Access to cutting-edge business resources that will enhance your learning, increase your employability, and give you practical experience of systems used by businesses worldwide, such as the Chartered Management Institutes' Management Direct Resource Hub
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This course is available as a masters (MSc), postgraduate diploma (PG Dip), or postgraduate certificate (PG Cert).PG Cert Financial Management – Four 30 credit modules onlyThe first stage of this and every level of postgraduate study in Financial Management (15 month) is to fully understand how to write academically, extract valuable information from your reading, critically evaluate that information and present it professionally. You’ll also explore key financial accounting and management accounting techniques and theories. With these essential tools, you’ll gain more from your studies so that by the end of the PG Cert you can apply key concepts in management and techniques often used in corporate finance. PG Dip Financial Management – Four 30 credit modules plus an additional four 15 credit modulesThis course goes further than the PG Cert to equip you with the tools an international manager or entrepreneur would need including business plans, financial management tools, capital budgeting and valuing ventures. You’ll also examine how corporate governance can impact your work, and how investors and financiers use corporate reports to assess stability and form valuations.MSc Financial Management – Four 30 credit modules, four 15 credit modules plus a dissertationThe MSc goes one step further than a PG Dip to allow you the opportunity to bring together the knowledge and skills developed throughout the course and apply them to an original research project. This is a chance for you to extend your knowledge of a selected topic and to apply it to the formulation and design of a substantive investigation.Year 1
  • Academic Practice in Business (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Corporate Finance (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Corporate Governance and Accountability (15 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Entrepreneurial Finance (15 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation (15 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Financial and Management Accounting (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Financial Data Analysis (15 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Key Management Concepts (30 Credits) - Compulsory

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

QualificationsWe normally make offers on third class honours degree 2:2 or above in any subject areaCandidates without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.EligibilityUK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.Academic credit for previous study or experienceIf you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.International entry requirementsWe accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.Visas and immigrationYou will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.English language requirements for international studentsYou must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditionsEntry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 18500 International
  • GBP 13700 EU/EEA


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