MSc Finance and Management

University of Strathclyde Business School

Program Description
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MSc Finance and Management

University of Strathclyde Business School

Why this course?

Differentiating yourself in a crowded graduate job market is crucial no matter which country you choose to work in. A postgraduate business qualification which has fully transferable skills across different organisations, as well as across international borders, is critical to that differentiation.

If you're looking to develop your knowledge of finance and management simultaneously before embarking on your first professional business role, then the MSc Finance & Management is the course for you. Or, if you're a graduate with some business experience, this qualification will provide the opportunity for you to further progress your career in a finance and/or management related role.

Building on the excellent reputation we've achieved for both financial and general management programmes, our department of Accounting & Finance and department of Strategy & Organisation have worked together to develop this course. It's a one year, full-time masters degree designed to give you a competitive edge no matter where your future business career takes you.

It offers ambitious graduates a thorough grounding in both financial and management principles. This in-depth understanding of both subject areas will be applicable to roles in any organisation, where a good knowledge of finance and management is required.

Work placement

There are a number of elective classes you'll have to choose from. If you're interested in studying abroad, the ‘Managing in Europe’ class gives you the opportunity to do this with classes taught at Toulouse Business School in France.

Major projects

During the summer you'll do two research projects in finance and management. There may be some opportunities to work with companies too.

Course awards

Our MSc Finance is currently ranked one of the best MSc finance programmes in the world by Financial Times. This course covers part of the MSc Finance.


Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We have around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students.

The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses.

Guest lectures

Industry professionals are invited on regular basis to deliver guest lecturers in both finance and management areas.

Course content

Compulsory classes

  • Principles of Finance
  • Accounting & Financial Analysis
  • International Financial Markets & Banking
  • Professional Management Practice

Elective classes

Finance classes

Choose at least one:

  • Topics in Corporate Finance
  • Security Analysis
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Derivatives

Management classes

Choose at least one:

  • Global Business Environment
  • Project & Programme Management
  • Developing Effective Consulting Skills
  • Managing in Europe
  • Marketing Management

Semester 3

Summer classes

  • Business Strategy
  • Project Methodology
  • Project 1: Finance & Project 2: Management

Learning & teaching

The course is delivered through a series of lectures, workshops, case studies and problem solving activities.


The course is assessed through written assignments, group and individual projects, examinations and presentations.

Entry requirements

  • UK students are required to have a good honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in economics, accounting, business studies, maths, statistics, computing, or related subjects, or an equivalent professional qualification
  • Overseas students' qualifications will be judged on an equivalent basis.

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to provide proof of English language proficiency from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Our IELTS requirement is 6.5, however some courses may look for more.

Improving your English

If you need to improve your English to meet the language conditions of your degree offer, you can take one of our ELT English language courses here without needing to re-take IELTS or another English language test.

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

  • Scotland/EU


  • Rest of UK


  • International


This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 8, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 months
Full time
16,000 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Glasgow, Scotland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 12 months
Price 16,000 GBP
International fee 2015/16