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The Master of Science in Corporate Financial Management Online covers areas of corporate finance, investment banking and business management. We have designed this course to help you develop an in-depth professional knowledge of the theoretical foundations of the modern business environment and the practical skills required to excel in the corporate financial sector.
Our MSc in Corporate Financial Management Online degree equips you with a deep understanding of the tasks finance professionals undertake and the skills required for a successful career in finance.
As a graduate, you may find positions in finance and banking, energy and utilities, and education and government. You will also benefit from the ethical, socially responsible and international topics that underpin all programme content throughout your career.
Optional Placement Year*
New from September 2022 – all Master’s courses will have an optional Placement Year to gain significant skills to enhance your employability. The Placement Year is paid employment and does not incur additional course fees. Find out more.
Our MSc Corporate Financial Management Online programme has been designed specifically to help you to develop leadership skills across the fields of accountancy, corporate finance, investment banking, and business management.
This course is designed to support you in acquiring the skills, competencies, and business acumen needed to take your career forward. Through our full range of innovative online study resources you will be able to create your own timetable and fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments. We’ve developed this course to give you the chance to refine your decision making and analytical skills, as well as gaining valuable experience in elements of research, presentation, teamwork and problem solving, increasing your employability value in a competitive job market.
As an online student you will have access to a range of professionally produced tuition videos to support each module, featuring detailed animations to help you absorb complex concepts. You can explore case studies taken from the real business world to help strengthen your learning, while accessing downloadable reading materials, so you can revise on-the-go.
Delivered 100% online, this programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and awarded by The University of Law. Upon graduation you will receive a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management as well as your degree.
The course comprises four modules, each worth 30 credits, and a research methods module and dissertation, worth 60 credits.
Full-time students will study two 8 week modules per term. Once you’ve finished your modules you will begin your dissertation, which will be submitted 12 months after the commencement of the course.
Part-time students will study one module at a time. Once you’ve finished your modules you will begin your dissertation, which will be submitted 21 months after the commencement of the course.
Choose to study the optional Placement Year for the opportunity to gain significant practical skills and elevate your career. Employers are looking for graduates with a business-ready mind set; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
So how does it work?
Having completed the first year of studies, the second year will be spent on placement in employment. Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, you will be fully supported by a Placement Tutor and our dedicated Business Employability Team. Throughout the year, you will receive monthly coaching from a Placement Tutor to help accelerate skills development and self-awareness within a work environment, complementing the knowledge gained from our academic courses, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will be given the opportunity to transfer to the placement version of your MSc within a period during your first year of studies.
Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International office for specific advice and guidance.
*Subject to academic approval
Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.
Corporate Finance (30 credits)
Corporate Reporting (30 credits)
Mergers and Acquisitions (30 credits)
Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (30 credits)
Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/ Project
The Research Methods and Professional Development module will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to critically evaluate a business issue of your choice from a specialist perspective during your dissertation. You will learn how to utilise the necessary tools for research related activities in a professional environment, and gain the ability to investigate a complex business issue. The module is divided into three distinct parts: research design, quantitative analysis and qualitative analysis. Each section will provide you with an overview of the conventions of research in the social sciences and within a chosen specialist area. You will also study the role that quantitative and qualitative methods play in research.
You can also study this course on campus at GISMA in Berlin. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?
To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.
Assessment for our online programmes are designed to meet the academic and professional learning outcomes for each module. You can expect to prepare for and receive feedback on seminars, workshops, tests and presentations, as well as assignments, projects, and exams. You are also particularly required to partake in group work and group assessments with their peers, which will form part of your summative grade.
Our MSc programme options have their own structure, with specially designed assessments to suit.
We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.Discover more
The fee for this course is £9,000 per year.
Studying a Master's Degree means that you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan.
There is no fee for the Optional Placement Year.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.