Why study MSc Finance at BU? 

  • Advance your financial knowledge with our progression course, suitable for individuals with a background in finance or a related discipline 
  • Benefit from a blended learning experience, with combined teaching elements of theory and practice  
  • Tailor your learning and study areas of interest by choosing from our range of option units, bringing you closer to your future career 
  • Undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in an area that interests you in relation to your course 
  • Build a solid grounding to understand the different elements of corporate and quantitative finance, such as risk management, derivatives, data processing and financial econometrics
  • Enhance your employability with an optional 30-week placement overseas or in the UK, with Bournemouth being home to many large financial companies such as J.P.Morgan and Barclays. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Course accreditations

  • This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation attained by fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide. It recognises our focus on excellence in all areas. 
  • Students will enter the Management Level with 11 exemptions towards the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (CIMA Adv Dip MA).

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, January 2025, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus (with additional activities on Talbot Campus)


September: 1 year full-time, 2 years with optional 30-week work placement. January: 16 months full-time, 2 years with optional 30-week work placement


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Required subjects:

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

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject or equivalent.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.