MSc in Management with Business Finance


Our MSc in Management with Business Finance Programme

This Masters programme is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills in the areas of management with an emphasis on business finance.  You will need some background in Economics and other quantitative subjects, from that base we will provide you with a general introduction to a range of management and finance topics and will give you a chance specialise in particular areas of financial management in the second term.

The programme will provide you with knowledge and skills to undertake a range of management roles, particularly in the financial services industry, large public sector organisations or in consultancy.

Course Structure

Course Structure

Term 1

Term 2

Example Options

Choice of 2 from:

Term 3



Note: the University reserves the right to change the modules on offer

Entry Requirements

What you'll need

Applicants should have a good first degree (2:1 or equivalent) in any of the following:

  • Finance or Accounting. Ideally there should be 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
  • Other degrees where there is a substantial Management, Finance/Accounting or Economics component (about half of the modules)

Applications will also be considered from candidates with a good 2:2 (or equivalent) and at least one to two years relevant work experience.

For students whose first language is not English, we normally require evidence of English language ability.

Please contact the postgraduate administrator if you would like clarification of your eligibility for any of the Masters programmes.


Country-specific information

Find out about entry requirements, funding opportunities and forthcoming visits to your country. Students and graduates also share their experiences of studying and living in York.

Country-specific information


English Language requirements

Applicants for whom English is not their first language should provide evidence of English language competence. Acceptable qualifications for Managment Master programmes are: IELTS: with overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in other components.

Please refer to the English Language requirements page for further information.

Applicants with an IELTS overall result of 6.0 and a 6.0 in the writing part of the test can take the University’s Pre-Masters Management English Language programme. This programme provides spoken and written skills development in specific subject areas, as well as preparation for Postgraduate level study in a UK environment.

Information on pre-sessional programmes

Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding

For the current rates please refer to the Postgraduate taught: fees and funding page. This site also has information which relates to studentships and scholarships.

Information on Management School Scholarships can be found here.


How to apply

You can apply for this course using our online application system. If you've not already done so, please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process and also the supporting documents guidance.

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Where you’ll go from here

York Masters students have been successful in developing careers in a range of organisations in many parts of the world. Common destinations on leaving are:

Education (Further and Higher)
Energy and Utilities
Finance and Banking
Government - Departments and Civil Service
Management Consultancy

A small number of students each year are keen to continue their studies, enrolling on specialists masters programmes elsewhere in the UK or moving on to The York Management School’s Doctoral programme.

What our students say:

‘After gaining my undergraduate degree at York, I was keen to stay for another year to study for a Masters in the same Department. The innovative course combined management and business finance, covering a wide range of subjects. Not only has it helped me develop my understanding of management, it’s also given me technical knowledge which has helped with my current job as Representative, Taifook Securities Company Limited, Shanghai.’ MSc in Management with Business Finance Student.


More Information

What are the term dates for the Programme?

Our programmes are one year (12 months) full-time, and begin in late September of each calendar year.  The term dates for our academic terms can be found here

What is my degree equivalent to in the United Kingdom?

Information on degree equivalences can be found here

Are there any scholarships available to help fund my studies?

Information on scholarships can be found here

And on the central University webpage

Do I need to submit a sample of written work with my application?

You are not required to submit a piece of written work with your application for the MA in Management Masters programme.

If I have done my final year at an English-speaking University, do I still have to meet English language requirements?

If your prior study is from a UK University within the last two years, or the medium of instruction at your home University was English,* or you have sufficient experience of using English on a daily basis in a work environment* then you may be eligible for a language waiver.

* Please note; for the last two examples we would require further proof / evidence.

Further information is also available from our 'English Language Requirements' webpage

Do you run a pre-Sessional course for English language to comply with your entry criteria?

Yes, we do. Further information on our pre-sessional programmes is available on the Centre for English Language Teaching webpages.

Can I work during my studies?

The MA in Management programme is a full-time one year (12 months) taught course.  Students can take on occasional evening jobs, but attendance on the course is a priority.

Is there accommodation on Campus for Masters students?

Yes: there is accommodation available for students on postgraduate taught programmes.  Further information can be found on the Postgraduate Accommodation webpages

Can I submit an application now, even though I will not complete my Undergraduate degree until the Summer?

Yes: we encourage you to apply as soon as you can, with a most recent transcript, and any further documents can be added to your online application when available.

Is there a deadline for applying for the MSc in Management with Business Finance?

Please consult the central webpages for Admissions for further information about application deadlines.


Contact our Postgraduate Office if you have any further questions about the MSc in Management with Business Finance programme.