In a constantly-moving environment, you'll need cutting-edge finance and managerial knowledge and skills to make efficient business decisions.
Our Finance and Management (MSc) course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in general management either in an established business, the public sector, or as an entrepreneur, while gaining a detailed knowledge of the finance function of the organisation.
Our suite of finance Masters programmes are uniquely multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary. They bring together expertise from the School for Business and Society, the Department of Mathematics, and the Department of Economics and Related Studies.
Discover our refocused syllabus introducing contemporary tools, methods and approaches to tackle applied, professional and academic challenges in accounting and finance.
You'll be equipped with the technical knowledge needed to gather and analyse data, identify sources of finance and profit, formulate strategies and manage projects. You'll be given the skills for a career path targeted at a full Board role up to CEO level, and learn to lead discussions on management responsibility and its impacts on financial performance.
Learn more about the study of finance at York.
Alongside your formal classes, we arrange an extensive programme of guest speakers. Visitors from large multinational companies, small businesses and public sector organisations lead discussions on issues linked to their own businesses or past experiences.
The Church Lane Building features modern teaching rooms, a café, and spaces for group work and socialising.
You'll take a range of core and optional modules grounded in real-world behaviour, so you'll develop a rigorous understanding of how to strategically allocate financial resources, and how private and public sector organisations can gain funding from financial markets.
You'll develop confidence in organisational decision-making, and study a variety of relevant mathematical and statistical methods applicable to industry and academia.
In your final semester, you'll undertake an independent research project where you can apply your knowledge to a real-world finance-focused business problem.
You will take core modules which may include:
You will also study one option module. In previous years, options have covered such topics as:
The options available to you will be confirmed later in the year. For further information please get in touch.
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
You'll complete a piece of independent research of up to 8,000 words, carried out over three months of the summer. It will offer you the chance to examine a topic in depth and to develop your academic research skills.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
After gaining my undergraduate degree at York, I was keen to stay for another year to study for a Masters. The innovative course combined management and business finance, covering a wide range of subjects. It helped me develop my understanding of management, and gave me technical knowledge which has helped with my current job at a financial services company based in Shanghai.MSc in Management with Business Finance student
|International and EU
|Full-time (1 year)
Students on a Student Visa are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.
UK (home) or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK (home) or international student. Check your fee status.
Find out more information about tuition fees and how to pay them.
Discover your funding options to help with tuition fees and living costs.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2024/25 throughout the year.
If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
We offer a number of subject-specific funding opportunities for home and overseas students.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
We use a wide range of teaching methods to suit different learning styles, including:
We'll help you develop skills of research and investigation to support your independent learning.
You will be based in the School of Business & Society on Campus West. Most of your teaching will take place in the Church Lane Building, with additional contact hours elsewhere on Campus East and Campus West.
You'll gain access to our schools' and departments' shared resources and financial databases, including:
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Your modules are assessed with a mixture of exams, essays and presentations. You'll also complete formative assignments including presentations and literature reviews. You'll receive feedback on all the work you submit, helping you to understand your strengths and identify areas for improvement.
Your final assessment is an 8,000-word research project, which makes up a third of your overall grade.
This course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and technical skills needed for financial roles in private and public sector organisations around the world.
Our graduates go on to careers in all aspects of business and management. Each year, some continue their studies, joining the School of Business & Society doctoral programme.
|The typical offer is for an applicant with a 2:1 in an undergraduate degree in any subject. We would expect applicants to have experience of one or more modules containing some statistics/maths/economics/finance/physics/engineering content.
|Other qualifications and experience
|If you do not meet our advertised entry requirements, we may consider your application if you have a minimum of three years of relevant senior managerial-level working experience or a relevant professional qualification such as the CFA Level 1 or the ACCA
|Other international qualifications
|Equivalent qualifications from your country
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS (Academic and Indicator)
|6.5, minimum 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in all other components
|B2 First: 176, with a minimum of 176 in Writing and no less than 169 in all other components
|7, minimum of 7 in writing and no less than 6 in all other components
|120, minimum 120 in production and 105 in all other components
|B2 with 33/50 in each component
|70 with a minimum of 70 in Writing and no less than 65 in all other components
|459-494, with 459-494 in writing and 426-458 in all other components
|Skills for English
|B2: Merit overall, with Merit in writing and Pass with Merit in all other components
|61, minimum 61 in Writing and 55 in all other components
|87, minimum 23 in Writing and 21 in all other components
|Trinity ISE III
|Merit in all components
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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