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MSc Financial Management (Dubai)

Take control of your career in financial management. The Financial Management programme at University of Birmingham provides the knowledge and skills that will give you a significant edge in this competitive finance sector

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 year (Full-Time)
2 years (Part-Time)
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £34,277 per year
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

At the heart of every economy, finance offers a world of interesting, challenging and highly lucrative career paths. The Financial Management programme at University of Birmingham is designed to strengthen the knowledge and skills you need to work in financial management and provide you with a significant edge in the competitive global sector.

Why study this course?

  • Financial Management graduates are in high demand from a wide range of top employers for their specialist skills. Our ever-growing relationship with key employers in the sector will provide you with the opportunity to meet and network with leading global organisations;
  • You will study a variety of innovative topics that will prepare you for a global career, including foreign exchange markets, international treasury management, ethics, governance and regulation in treasury, business valuation, corporate finance and financial modelling. You will gain knowledge of real-world investment challenges with an emphasis on ethical and sustainable business practices;
  • You could choose a pathway with MSc Financial Management to achieve two ACT(Association of Corporate Treasurers in the UK) professional qualifications. The pathway covers 80% of the syllabus for the ACT examinations for the professional qualifications. If you take and pass the elective modules required for the professional qualifications (namely, International Treasury Management and Risk Analysis and Management) and satisfy the other requirements for the qualifications, you will be eligible for the award of the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals (CertTF) and the Certificate in Treasury (CertT), in addition to your MSc Financial Management degree;
  • You will benefit from hands on trainings on financial markets simulations and programs similar to those used by major investment banks;
  • You will learn how to conduct research, how to collect data to use for the research, analyse the data, interpret the results of your data analysis and write a research report;
  • You will also work with a wide range of databases (such as WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, Capital IQ, BoardEX, MorningStar, BankFocus, CSMAR, Datastream, ThomsonOne and FAME.) and learn how to analyse the data and draw conclusions from the results obtained. The software is the same as the one that is widely used in industry and will give you experience which will prepare you for your professional career.

Courses included:

  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Ethics, Governance and Regulation in Treasury
  • Financial Modelling Techniques
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation
  • Alternative Finance
  • International Treasury Management
  • Risk Analysis and Management

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


Students who have graduated from Birmingham have gone on to work in a wide range of industries, in organisations such as Accenture, Deloitte, PWC, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Arcadia Group, Cisco Systems, Nissan, Ford, BP, Cadbury, P&G, and a whole host of other prestigious companies.


  • In order to be considered, applicants will have or should be expecting to achieve an Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in a highly quantitative subject.
  • Applicants must have achieved a mark equivalent to a 2:2 at undergraduate level in Mathematics or Mathematics related modules. If necessary we will assess the academic transcript for performance in Mathematics and Mathematics related modules. A minimum of GCE A-Level grade D (or overseas equivalent) in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics or Statistics may also be considered to meet the quantitative requirement.
  • Applicants who demonstrate being able to exceed the minimum entry requirements will be given preference.

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