Michael credits his degree in business studies with finance from BU as giving him the platform to build a successful career in the financial world.

Immediately after university, he began work on becoming a Chartered Accountant (CIMA), which was accelerated by the finance modules he studied at BU and led to him becoming fully qualified in three years from graduating.

He has pursued his finance career within the media industry and now works for one of the UK's largest media and entertainment groups, Global Media Group.

Michael says: “I have been fortunate enough to work in highly commercial roles, with excellent mentorship throughout my career. This has led to me becoming a Head of Finance within Global aged 29, leading a team of commercial accountants in an exciting period of revenue growth.”


Name: Michael McMahon
Age: 29
Job role: Head of Finance
Organisation: Global Media Group
Course studied: BA (Hons) Business Studies
Graduated: 2014

BA (Hons) Business Studies is now called BA (Hons) Business & Management.

What their colleagues say

Michael matches technical ability in all aspects of finance with an astute commercial brain. His strong work ethic and collaborative approach to work has led to him fostering a range of great relationships within Global and with our clients. He has been at the forefront of leading change in a large media organisation that is undergoing significant transformation and growth. He cares about the quality of his work just as much as he does about the wellbeing of the people he works with. People love working with Michael and it is privilege to work with him." 

Oliver Dean, Director of Commercial, Global Media Group