The Online MSc Finance and Management is an essential building block for anyone seeking a career in finance with aspirations for a management role. This online programme prepares you for a successful career in your chosen field and offers you the freedom to provide professional, financial and management skills. Our students include ambitious career changers and experienced professionals. You will learn complex methods and concepts that prepare you to make great investment decisions. It also provides an introduction to the functions of international business and marketing.
"Studying a MSc in Finance and Management gives me the flexibility either to work within their finance department or to work in a management position. Either way, I am looking forward to sharing what I have learnt at Exeter and taking my career forward."
Tural Mammadov, On-campus student MSc in Finance and Management
Focused to Meet Career Needs
This programme offers a breadth of pathways that allows you to shape and tailor your degree to specific career aspirations. The Online MSc Finance and Management programme is relevant for those working in a small business environment or those seeking to start their own business. It also provides the skills needed to work within finance for large private or public organisations.
The optional modules focus on areas such as banking, entrepreneurship, portfolio management, investment analysis, corporate finance & governance, international human resource management, and strategic innovation management.
"The Business School offers such a wide range of postgraduate programmes, particularly for me, the possibility to study a combination of finance and management was a big draw. I love finance, but I also wanted to gain knowledge of management and marketing."
Xingyu Sun, On-campus student MSc Finance and Management
The Online MSc Finance and Management programme offers pathways that will give you the skills and knowledge to excel in the world of high-finance and investments. This programme provides you with the tools you need to build a career to manage investments and financial tools. You can select modules and pathways that will allow you to gain expertise in:
- Investment analysis
- Corporate finance
- Mergers and buyouts
The Online MSc Finance and Management programme can put you on a management career path. Whether you plan to start your own business, or seek a corporate leadership position, this degree can be suited to fit your career goals. The course modules cover operational strategy essential for managing an organisation, large or small. The Online MSc Finance and Management is ideal for someone wanting to start their career in finance and eventually move into general management later on.
"I have a background in Finance and wanted to continue this but also develop my knowledge of Management to help my future career development. I was also very excited by the wide range of modules… and the flexibility of the course."
Nguyen Ngoc Anh Truong, On-campus student MSc Finance and Management
Why Exeter’s Online MSc Finance and Management
Graduates may make an impact in the finance world by gaining the fundamentals needed to enter the financial and business world. The programme also prepares individuals who are ready to enter a management role or take the next step in their career. Business knowledge is readily applied to a student’s professional career. At the same time, our students are supported by academics with experience of cutting edge of research, including work with International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the European Commission. You’ll learn from academics who emphasise both experiential and academic philosophies in their teaching.Exeter at a Glance
- Top 40 in the World (CWTS Leiden Ranking)
- 98% of the University of Exeter’s research of international quality (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
Interested in learning more about the programme? Fill out the form on this page to connect with an Admissions Adviser.
The programme is 180 credits with 10 modules. The degree can be completed in 2 years. Classes are 7 weeks long with the programme consisting of 75 core credits, 60 credits focused on a specialised pathway and a 45-credit dissertation. The pathways allow you to take classes focused on investments or management, adding a specialist component to your online MSc Finance and Management degree.
Courses are 100% on line in a virtual learning environment (VLE). Exeter encourages collaboration across the programme where you’ll work with your classmates and academics as part of a dynamic community.
Take classes at your own pace and access course materials at any time. A Student Support Adviser will work with you throughout the programme to help you succeed Courses and assessments are presented in a variety of highly interactive ways, including lectures, discussions, reading materials, and written exams, as well as individual and group projects. Create a career network in your postgraduate programme cohort.
Your dissertation is the application of classroom knowledge to current business and finance scenarios. The dissertation is an important portfolio piece that allows graduates to show the significance of their degree to potential employers.
MSc Finance and Management Online Admissions
A mid 2.2 (55%) honours degree or equivalent in Business, Management, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Maths with any of the previous subjects from a recognised university. All degrees at 2.2 level (50% and above) will be considered where there is evidence of three years’ work experience involving finance and/or data analysis.Prerequisites
In order to apply for the online MSc Finance and Management individuals must have taken as part of their undergraduate degree at least two finance modules, an accounting module and a quantitative module which they have passed at 55% or above.
Quantitative modules may include, for example, Algebra, Calculus, Econometrics, Optimisation, Probability, Quantitative skills, Statistics and more.English Language Requirements
Students who are nationals of a majority English-speaking country may be accepted without an English qualification. Applicants who have undertaken a full degree in a majority English-speaking country and completed it within the last two years may also be exempt from providing an English language qualification. For all other applicants an English language qualification is required at the following levels:IELTS (Academic)
IELTS score of 6.5 overall (minimum of 6.5 in writing section)TOEFL IBT*
TOEFL 101 (internet-based) with a minimum score of 22 in any sectionPearson Test of English (Academic)
Pearson: 72, with no less than 57 in each sectionOther accepted tests
Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.
Applicants will be required to submit the following before commencing their programme of study:
- The original certified transcripts and certified translation if they are not in English.
- Accepted English language tests are IELTS, TOEFL IBT, Pearson Test of English Academic, and other tests. A full listing of tests and accepted scores can be found here. You can also find information on our international equivalency pages to see if existing qualifications match the entry requirements for our programme.
MSc Finance and Management Online Fees & Financial Aid
The online MSc Finance and Management programme is £1,500 module for 9 modules, £4500 dissertation, with a total tuition of £18,000 for UK and International students. To learn more about fees and funding, as well as financial aid, visit our Financial Services page.
MSc Finance and Management Online Curriculum
Core Modules - 75 Credits
A further 15 credit module will be taken from the management area.
Careers and Outcomes
A postgraduate degree from the University of Exeter Online is recognisable as we are in the Top 170 QS World University Rankings. Online MSc Finance and Management graduates are in a position to enter general management or a specific area in the finance field. You may also wish to pursue a career as an investment manager, stockbroker and financial analyst among other positions.
Graduates from the University of Exeter Business School have gone on to develop careers with:
- PWC (Vietnam)
- British Fortune Group
- Ernst & Young
- The Body Shop
- Coca Cola HBC
- JP Morgan Chase
To learn more, call +44 808 164 4020 to talk with an Admissions Adviser today.