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Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

MSc in Financial Management

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2019/20

Open for admission in 2020/21

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

Our MSc in Financial Management provides a strong grounding in the theory and practices of accounting and finance in the corporate sector. Through this programme you will become adept at analysing financial information, adopting an international perspective as you consider developments in financial management across different cultures.

You will be invited to put yourself in the position of a financial manager within an organisation and investigate practical, real world examples. You will also explore traditional and contemporary developments in financial practice and draw upon relevant research as a foundation on which to build strategic approaches to financial management.

What you'll study

You will develop key professional and research skills, as well as an understanding of ethical business practice. You will also undertake a final research project, which can either be a dissertation or a business-based project.

Core modules

  • Foundations of Finance

    This module offers an understanding of key financial theories and practices: their strengths and weaknesses, and their usefulness in financial decision making. Key topics include financial performance analysis; risk and return; capital budgeting and management; and the time value of money.

  • Corporate Performance Analysis

    This module explains the fundamentals of value creation and the process of measuring value. We'll introduce you to concepts and techniques for analysing and forecasting corporate performance.

  • Financial Markets

    This module aims to give you an understanding of the principles of modern financial markets and instruments. You'll learn to apply these concepts by following and interpreting current affairs in the financial markets.

  • Corporate Financial Management

    This module introduces you to the theory and practice of corporate finance, focusing on the effects of investment and financing decisions on firm value. You'll also develop an understanding of corporate financial management policies.

  • International Finance and Investment

    Gain knowledge and skills relating to the function of foreign exchange markets, international monetary and financial theories, foreign exchange risk management and international investment strategies. One of this module's distinctive features is its emphasis on empirical applications of theories.

  • Risk Management and Valuation

    This module provides you with a thorough understanding of the most modern and effective risk assessment and management tools, models and practices.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £8,830

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

The fees shown for Home/EU are for 2018/19 entry. The fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

  • International: £15,600

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Graduate Studentship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Studentship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page.

“I strongly recommend this course. It's exciting, full of interesting modules and the lecturers really bring the content to life."

Famara Badijie, MSc Financial Management

“Hull stands out as a great place to study finance. The business school is top class, with accreditation from several recognised organisations.”

Felix Amponsah, MSc Finance and Investment

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Our degrees are accredited by all the main accounting bodies giving you a faster route to qualifying.

Graduates go on to careers with some of the world's biggest firms, including Deloitte and PwC.

Staff bring their internationally recognised expertise to the lecture theatre, combining cutting-edge theory with live, real-world case studies and practical knowledge.

Entry requirements

The programme is designed for graduates from any discipline with a strong interest in the subject. However, we do recommend that you have a basic knowledge and understanding of this area or business studies.

You will have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent, one academic reference and a good command of English.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

This programme prepares you for a career as a financial manager within an organisation.

Careers support is available from the Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success, which is the central point of contact for connecting students and business.

Bringing together employability activities from across Hull University Business School, it offers support such as mentoring and CV writing workshops. You can also gain experience working with business through a year in industry or short-term internships and projects.