Financial Management and Risk, MSc

Financial Management and Risk, MSc

This programme will help build your financial skillset so that you can pursue roles in corporate finance, financial management and risk management within different sectors. It is ideally suited to students with an accounting, business, economics or numerate background.

The design of the programme takes into account the need for businesses to address the consequences of globalisation and global operations on financial management with emphasis being placed on risk assessment and management.

It will equip you with a strong foundation in finance theory and risk management, and provide you with the experience and skills employers demand. You will have the opportunity to undertake positions such as financial manager, corporate treasurer or risk analyst.

Industry experts provide guest lectures, career development advice and curriculum input. Practitioners are involved in developing content and teaching on various courses including Project Finance, and Financial Analysis and Valuation. As part of our continuing guest lecture series, senior executives from Northern Trust and Barclays have presented to a broad audience of academics, and undergraduate, postgraduate and research students.

We will encourage you to join the Trading and Investment Society and take part in competitions such as the UK Trading Challenge.


Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked:

  • 3rd in London for course satisfaction by the Guardian University Guide 2016
  • 3rd in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop your financial knowledge in the context of the global economy
  • To develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the varied financial management and treasury needs of organisations in both domestic and international financial activities


Accounting and Finance


Greenwich Campus


1 year full time
2 years part time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A good relevant first degree (usually 2.2 or an equivalent qualification) from a recognised university or higher education institute.

  • Students educated in a language other than English should normally have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies
  • Candidates with professional qualifications in accounting and finance are also welcome to apply.

For more information, UK and EU applicants can contact us on or 020 8331 9000.

International applicants can contact us on or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.


Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a dissertation.

Career options

Our students have opportunities in the administrative and management areas of the finance industry and also in financial services. Employers of our graduates include the AES Corporation, Ahorro Corporation, European Dynamics, Headstrong, Piraeus Bank and Polish Telecom.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Accounting & Finance

We offer professional qualifications in accountancy, financial services or insurance and give students the chance to combine industry expertise with practical business skills.

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