Apply by:
28 December 2021
To start:
11 January 2022
  • 180 credits
  • 2 years part-time
  • £7,740 total fees
  • QAA-commended university

Choose Wolverhampton

  1. Commendation from Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
  2. 85% of research ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally important’ (latest REF)
  3. Business School established for more than 80 years
  4. Courses developed with industry partners
  5. Option to pay per module
  6. Alumni discount available

Succeed in finance

The employer-focused online Finance MBA that develops the 360-degree skill set of today’s finance leader.

In recent years, the demand and supply dynamic for finance leaders has drastically changed, with demand far outstripping supply for highly commercially-minded finance leaders. Technical competence, the capability to drive and define the commercial agenda, and the ability to assess and refine a business plan against current financial markets are all keenly sought after by employers. And the skill set required to succeed as a finance leader is much broader than it used to be.

The online MBA Finance from the University of Wolverhampton is designed for senior management and executives who are likely to have significant exposure to financial issues. If you have ambitions to progress to board level in public or private businesses, in financial institutions or other sectors, or to take on responsibilities which include managing financial or accounting professionals, this online master’s has been created to help you to succeed.

This MBA course has been designed closely with employers to equip you for success in senior financial services management roles, including senior finance manager, head of tax, head of finance, finance director and CFO. Central to this Finance MBA is problem-based learning, referencing real-world practice throughout. It has been shaped by our significant expertise in teaching MBA courses, and organisations across a diverse range of sectors, including retail, health, education, and business have already benefited from developing their leaders in finance and many other disciplines through our transformative MBA courses.

Study from anywhere, anytime

A learning experience based on interaction and a flexible study model.

Whilst studying this online master’s course, you will learn in a carefully designed online learning environment where you will interact on discussion groups and via forums, learning from tutors as well as fellow MBA students – finance leaders and aspiring finance leaders from across the world. The rich learning experience that this provides you with is truly rare, and it is also a unique opportunity to build your international professional network, making this a truly global MBA.

If you have a full-time job and family commitments, the flexible delivery of the online MBA Finance is specifically tailored to the demands on your time. You can access course content whenever is convenient for you, on your terms. This enables you to fit your studies around the rest of your life and avoid difficult trade-offs in a way that is clearly not possible with other modes of study. You can continue to earn, stay in your current role and apply what you learn as you progress, developing your career prospects in the process. You will also have the additional support of a dedicated Student Success Coordinator, who will support you in your studies from enrolment through to graduation.

This online MBA is available worldwide and has six start dates per year, allowing you to begin within a matter of weeks. Entirely by design, because it is taught and studied entirely online, it can provide career opportunity and advancement to a global audience of students and can be studied from anywhere, without ever needing to visit campus.

What you will learn

The online MBA Finance has been designed to improve understanding of technical finance and develop the ability to ask the right questions and understand the answers. In addition to developing your finance knowledge and capabilities, you will learn how to motivate and lead people and teams, and will develop a comprehensive knowledge of other key areas of national and international business, including operations, marketing and supply chain management.

Knowledge and skills taught include:

  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Financial management
  • International finance
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Organisational strategy
  • Operations management
  • Strategic marketing
  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainability in business

Teaching and research excellence

Long-standing expertise in MBA teaching and research and a QAA commendation.

As an institution that has been providing opportunity to ambitious individuals for more than 80 years, the business school at the University of Wolverhampton was one of the very first UK business schools to offer MBA courses. This history and the extensive experience resulting from this history is supplemented by a highly experienced academic team. Drawn from a range of business and management backgrounds, many have held senior positions in multinational and blue-chip organisations.

The University of Wolverhampton has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency – the highest accolade that can be awarded to a university. The wealth of business experience and experience in MBA research and teaching have helped to create a unique finance MBA course that provides current and aspiring finance professionals with the 360-degree knowledge base and skill set that they need, either to step up to or succeed in senior finance leadership roles.

Entry requirements for home and international students

Applicants should have or be about to complete:

  • A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution, or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK bachelor’s degree with honours
  • All applicants must have at least two years of relevant work experience in a professional, managerial or supervisory role

Or:

  • If the applicant does not hold a recognised degree or hold an ordinary degree, they should have at least three years of relevant work experience in a professional, managerial or supervisory role

Fees

Total fees: £7,740
Per 15-credit module fee: £645

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course.

University of Wolverhampton alumni discount: If you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.

Modules

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QAA Quality Assurance Agency commendation (the highest accolade that can be awarded)
85% of research 'world-leading' or 'internationally important' (latest REF)
80 years Distinguished 80-year-old Business School
Industry partners have helped develop our courses
22,000 A university of 22,000 students