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MSc Business with Financial Management

Course Overview

Working in a large, modern, international organisation, a medium sized company or even a small start-up firm requires a range of business capabilities. The most valuable employees are those who combine an understanding of the various parts of a business with the skills of being a quick learner and team player with leadership potential.

The MSc Business with Financial Management programme will give students the general business knowledge and understanding as well as the personal skills needed for a wide variety of roles.

This programme is run as part of our Newcastle Business School, part of an elite group of business schools holding the double AACSB accreditation. This puts us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide and demonstrates the high standard of teaching we provide.

Key information

    Course name

    MSc Business with Financial Management

    Total academic credits

    180 credits

    Qualification awarded


    Awarding body

    Northumbria University

    Professional recognition

    The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

    Academic level

    Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)

    Study mode

    Full time


    1 year or 2 years with internship

    Tuition fees

    £13,500 (1 year course); £15,500 (2 year course) – Scholarship or bursaries available


    September, January, May

    Work placement


    Course location


Academic entry requirements

Minimum of a 2:2 (second class) honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with Maths GCSE at grade B or above, or equivalent.

English entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent.

Progression route

Upon successfully completing your course, you will be eligible to join one of the Professional Pathway programmes to continue your professional development and training. Each Pathway is worth a minimum of £3,000 and offered to graduates for free, from the university’s partner, QA. You can also study further academic course of MPhil and PhD degrees by research or enter into professional career.

Career opportunities

Finance Manager, Business Operations Manager, Managing Director, Business Consultant in private and public sectors. A significant number of graduates have gone back to work for a family business or even started up their own businesses.



  • Developing Global Management Competencies I (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management for Competitive Advantage (40 credits)
  • Dissertation Preparation and Research Methods (0 credits)
  • Academic and Professional Development (0 credits)
  • Developing Global Management Competencies II (20 credits)
  • International Financial Markets and Institutions (20 credits)
  • Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
  • The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (60 credits)


Teaching & assessment methods

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops to enable you to grow your knowledge of the business world.

Assessment for this programme takes place through group work, assignments and presentations giving you multiple methods for you to show your understanding of the course material.


What you will study

As part of our ‘Business with’ collection of programmes, the MSc Business with Financial Management is designed to give you an overall understanding of the inner mechanics of business, whilst building the general skills desired for a wide variety of roles and growing your business acumen. It is also your chance to focus in on financial management and perfect if you are looking to develop your understanding of a fundamental aspect in all businesses.

The programme is designed around a set of modules that are common to all ‘Business with’ pathways. These modules cover general business functions, strategic management and organisational analysis and will develop your strategic awareness, leadership potential and understanding of international business.

In the second semester you will be given the opportunity to specialise in Financial Management. In the remainder of the programme you will complete your research and writing up of your dissertation. Every student has a personal research supervisor and will be required to submit an assessed research proposal prior to embarking on the dissertation itself.

From September 2016, if you study the 2 year version of this course, you will have a guaranteed internship included, giving you experience of the workplace environment and a valuable opportunity to put your learning into practice. The internship will take place between your second and final semester, and it may be paid or unpaid. If you choose to study this programme in 1 year rather than 2 years, there will still be an internship opportunity for an additional fee of £595, payable to our internship provider.