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Ready to take your finance career further? Keep up to date with the latest financial trends with our online course covering Financial Technologies, Governance and Risk, Corporate Finance and more.

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Whether you are already building your career in finance, or you’re just starting out, we want to make sure you’re ready to take on the future of an ever-evolving sector.

The Global Online Finance and Strategy is led by academics from Manchester Metropolitan University ’s triple accredited Business School (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB) to give you the confidence and skills you need to manage the complexities of the global business, finance and accounting landscape.

Throughout, you’ll use real-world case studies that will harness your strategic thinking skills and put theory directly into relevant practice.

There are six intakes annually for this course, with programmes starting in January, March, May, July, September and November.

Features and Benefits

  • Research focused, practically minded - exploring topics that are grounded in the latest research, ranging from performance management to corporate governance and risk, you will also gain an in-depth knowledge of the financial technology that is shaping the global business landscape. With practicality at its heart, you will have the opportunity to tailor your learning to your current role, helping you to increase your profile and performance at work, whilst you study.
  • Recognition for prior learning - if you already have a professional finance qualification from a recognised institution, such as ACCA, ICEAW, ICAS and CIMA,, you could be exempt from four of the programme's eleven units.
  • Speed up your CIMA qualification - as a Manchester Met masters graduate, you are eligible for an accelerated entry route to the CIMA Professional Qualification, called the Masters Gateway route. The Masters Gateway route will allow you to progress to the strategic level of the CIMA Professional Qualification upon the completion of one exam, bypassing eleven other units (additional costs apply).
  • Study your way - from an easy application process, the opportunity to begin your studies at six different entry points in the year and the choice to pay per unit that you study, we’re here to do everything we can to help you achieve your goals without taking a career break. Our Virtual Learning Environment has been expertly designed to help you study when and where it suits you best.
  • Grow your worldwide professional network - through our live online seminars with tutors and peers, you will regularly collaborate with business professionals around the globe, making invaluable industry connections that can open doors now or in the future.
  • Be supported every step of the way - we pride ourselves on our students’ study experience. As an MSc Finance and Strategy student, you will be given access to the Student Success Team. Specialists, who will help you make the most of your time with us and ensure you hit important deadlines.


The specialist masters course is led by academics from Manchester Metropolitan University’s triple-accredited Business School (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB) to give you the confidence and skills you need to manage the complexities of the global business, finance and accounting landscape.

Programme Structure

Typical units of study may include:
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Governance, Risk and Control 
  • Financial Technologies
  • Performance Management and Control
  • Corporate Reporting 
  • Philosophical and Methodological Approaches to Research 
  • Critical Reading, Writing and Literature Research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK honours degree (2:2 or above) or an international equivalent
  • OR proven significant professional experience (3 years or more) and/or qualifications in a relevant field

Tuition Fee

  • Unit fee: £886*
  • Programme fee: £10,632
*Fees based on 15 credits per unit. 
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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