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    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation which places us within the top institutions globally for business degrees. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have attained this hallmark of excellence which recognises a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching and student learning.

This challenging and rewarding course provides a unique blend of theory and practice, with the aim of you developing necessary skills to pursue a career in finance. It is highly flexible, enabling you to tailor its content to suit your needs and career ambitions.

The course is designed for those who have a background in finance or a related discipline, such as economics and accounting, and are looking to further develop their skills and access a career in the areas of financial analysis, financial management, and investment.

Core units are designed to develop your quantitative skills, ability to analyse financial data and understanding of financial instruments, as well as your theoretical understanding of financial economics. You'll then be provided with a range of optional units from which to choose.

We are a training provider for the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment’s (CISI) Chartered Wealth Management Qualification. This means that based upon the option units you take, you will have the opportunity to sit the CISI’s examinations (additional fees will apply) and if successful you’ll receive a wealth management professional qualification alongside your Master’s degree.

Watch Dr Dermot McCarthy presenting ‘Master’s degrees in Accounting, Finance & Economics’. It will give you an excellent insight into each of the Master’s courses we offer.

Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) and BU institutional data, unless otherwise stated.

For September 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.

This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in March 2019 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, January 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

September: 1 year full-time. January: 16 months full-time

Accreditations:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Required subjects:

Finance, Accounting, Economics or courses with elements of these subjects

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

Your application

Entry requirements

Careers

Our finance courses are industry focused and give you the opportunity to gain a wealth management professional qualification. We will help you develop a global perspective to finance and business that will serve you well in the increasingly internationalised business world. 

The course also provides you with the ability to tailor its content to suit your needs and career ambitions.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find information on living costs for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

Diana Giuliana

The course has taught me to be better in group work and communicate with other nationalities which is very important for companies which should enhance my employability.

Hear from our staff

Professor Steve Letza

The postgraduate framework consists of a number of elements at the heart of which are the Finance subjects themselves but around that sits a number of related topics.