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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Why this course?

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. 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.

Jointly developed by the Departments of Accounting & Finance and Strategy & Organisation, this course is designed to give you a competitive edge no matter where your future business career takes you.

The programme 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.

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

What you'll study

You will gain a unique opportunity for acquiring knowledge on two equally fundamental and related functions in any organisation. To achieve this, this programme will give ample exposure to the essential areas in both finance and management in order to equip you with skills and knowledge in order to embark on a sustainable career in finance and management.

Semester 1 is designed to give you the fundamental understanding of finance and accounting with particular focus on international markets. You will also be introduced to management skills through the Professional Management Practice class. Semester 1 will extend your core skills, expand your knowledge of finance and accounting, expose you to a number of management and strategy related topics to deepen your understanding of how organisations pursue their goals. Finally, the third semester will you an opportunity to apply your acquired knowledge in a more practical way.

Study abroad

If you are interested in studying abroad, the ‘Managing in Europe’ elective gives you the opportunity to do attend classes taught at Toulouse Business School in France.

Research projects

During the summer, you will undertake two research projects (one in management, one in finance). This will require you to research an appropriate organisation using concepts relevant to the programme.


As a graduate, you will be well equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop your career in both the finance and management sectors. Students recently graduating from the course have secured jobs including:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Financial Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Risk Manager
  • Security Analyst
  • Corporate Credit and Business Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Researcher
  • Investment Associate
  • Project Manager.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Strathclyde

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  • Campus address

    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 103

    8th out of 123 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    212 96%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    204 94%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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