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Business Administration (Finance) MBA

Do you want to get ahead in finance? You can set your sights on business leadership with this MBA. You’ll become adept at finance for business ready to make strategic decisions at management level.

Overview

Course length: 1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Start dates: October 2022
October 2023
Location: Edge Hill University
Subject(s): Business and Management
Department: Business School
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Develop astute business acumen on an MBA focused on financial success. Our strategic perspective will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to accelerate your career.

We’ll show you how to make growth decisions based on sound financial data. You’ll reflect on the global economy in bust and boom times and explore international markets as investments. You’ll also study a range of contemporary issues including globalisation, ethics and social responsibility.

We set our MBA teaching in an international context with examples taken from the global economy. You’ll take a strategic focus across the course and concentrate on the major decisions that organisations have to make to determine their overall direction.

Alongside finance, you’ll study the value of strategic human resources and marketing. You’ll look at case studies on innovation and the impact of the consumer. At the same time, you’ll also study contemporary business theory.

You don’t need a business or management degree to join us. Our students have varied work and academic experience often with a science or technology background.

What you'll study

Learn to steer a company with data-backed insights on our MBA Business Administration (Finance).

Study business accounting and international finance. See how to put finance in context and join current industry debate. Investigate money markets and analyse money unions in Europe and around the world. You’ll analyse global financial crises, see how to spot business opportunities, and find out how financial data affects business strategy.

You’ll develop an understanding of human resource management and marketing as business assets. Debate with your peers on globalisation, ethics and social responsibility in business.

Strategy is a core leadership skill. Learn how to create a competitive advantage and see what elements are essential for success. Ask questions about new ideas. You’ll get the tools you need to judge innovation and take an idea from paper to production.

By the end of your MBA, you’ll understand critical aspects of business in a global financial context.

Compulsory modules:

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Dissertation

Financial Decision Making

Human Resourcing as Competitive Strategy

International Finance and Investment

Organisational Research

Strategic Marketing Planning

Strategy: Foundations and New Perspectives

How you'll study

As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, portfolios and presentations. Learning from your colleagues is an important part of the course and many exercises will require you to work in teams.

You can expect to receive your timetable at enrolment. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day or evening of the week.

How you'll be assessed

Throughout the programme, there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability, and critical thinking. Coursework often involves both individual and group-based working and utilises case studies and problem solving exercises. Examinations take a variety of forms, with both seen and unseen questions.

Who will be teaching you

Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.

All our staff are passionate about student learning and development. The MBA is delivered by specialists in accountancy, marketing, human resource management, e-commerce and small and medium sized enterprises. The team includes active researchers who publish in academic journals, as well as academically and professionally qualified staff. All team members are people with an energy and enthusiasm for their subject area.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). No specific subjects are required.

Ideally you should also have two years of relevant work experience gained after graduation although well qualified and motivated candidates without this will be considered.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.5, with a score no lower than 6.0 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band or one band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

There is an online application process for this course.

Please choose the application form for your preferred intake date and mode of study.

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

Edge Hill Business School.A stunning £8million building provides impressive teaching and learning facilities for students in Edge Hill Business School.

The contemporary three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Where you'll study

Business School

Finance

Tuition fees

UK Full-Time

£12,000

for the course

UK Part-Time

£67 per credit

for 180 credits

International

£14,500

for the course

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students joining postgraduate courses at Edge Hill University.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

Your MBA will set you up for exciting career opportunities in both general management and specialist roles. Typical MBA Business Administration (Finance) career paths include:

  • accountancy
  • administration
  • banking
  • education
  • finance
  • human resource management
  • marketing
  • public and private sector management
  • retail
  • enterprise

Download our course leaflet