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MSc Management with Business Finance

University of York
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

MSc Management with Business Finance

In a constantly-moving environment, you'll need cutting-edge managerial knowledge and skills to make efficient business decisions.

If you have a background in economics, finance or other quantitative subjects, this MSc can help you shift your focus to a more business-oriented course of study.

You'll be equipped with the technical knowledge needed to gather and analyse data, identify sources of finance and profit, formulate strategies and manage projects. The course will provide you with knowledge and skills for a range of management roles, particularly in the financial services industry, large public sector organisations and consultancies.

Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate degree: 2:1 or equivalent in Finance or Accounting (ideally including some modules in other management subjects); Management or Business Studies where there has been a substantial Finance, Accounting, and Economics component; Economics, with some modules in Finance and Accounting; or other degrees where Management, Finance/Accounting or Economics make up around half of the modules you studied. We may accept a 2:2 undergraduate degree supported by professional qualifications or at least one year of relevant work experience.

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5, minimum 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in all other components
  • PTE Academic: 61, minimum 61 in Writing and 55 in all other components C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: 176, minimum 176 in Writing and 169 in all other components
  • TOEFL: 87, minimum 23 in Writing and 21 in all other components
  • Trinity ISE III: Merit in all components
  • Duolingo: 110, minimum 110 in production and 100 in all other components

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Program content


Core modules

  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Exploring Strategic Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Skills for Management and Professional Development
  • Research Methods

Option modules

Choose two of the following options:

  • Accounting and Risk
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Financial Markets and Investment
  • Financial Strategy and Governance


In the Summer Term you can choose to undertake either a Dissertation (50 credits) or a Project in Management Studies (50 credits).


The dissertation requires you to initiate, design, and implement a substantial research project. You'll have three to four months to complete a 10,000-word dissertation based on your original research.

You can choose to focus your research on a topic that interests you. It could be a chance to explore a previous topic in greater depth, or investigate an organisational challenge in an industry close to your heart. Recent titles include:

  • Corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, firm financial performance and employee satisfaction: an empirical analysis for the UK
  • A study of the relationship between ownership structure and corporate governance in the UK, USA and China
  • Analysis of the influence of risk management on bank performance in recent two global financial crises

You'll work under the guidance of a personal supervisor with expertise in the subject you're studying. They'll help you develop your research project, including identifying theories and methods to investigate and analyse your topic.

Project in Management Studies

This individual study module gives you the opportunity to showcase the summation of your learning throughout the year in an 8,000-word project. You'll focus on the development of professional skills and attributes through a combination of group and individual research, combining the management frameworks and theories that you have learned in earlier modules with the analysis of secondary data learned in the Research Methods module.

You'll use these research skills to develop actionable managerial implications, carrying out practice based research into your area of study. This replicates an activity that you might be expected to undertake in business practice.

In the first section, you'll focus on developing your group work skills. For the second section of independent research, you'll select concepts to focus on and combine them with appropriate methods of data analysis. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your reflexive practice and self-awareness, vital for your development as a practitioner in the international business environment.


Full time

  • UK (home) fees: £10,960
  • International and EU fees: £25,240


Transferable skills

  • Communication skills
  • Team working
  • Presentation
  • Critical analysis
  • Creative thinking
  • Project management

Career paths

  • Civil service
  • Construction
  • Education (further and higher)
  • Energy and utilities
  • Finance and banking
  • Government departments
  • Management consultancy

About this institute

University of York

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse...

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Contact info

University of York

YO10 5DD York
United Kingdom


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