MSc Financial Management

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School

Course Award: MSc

Entry Date: Open enrolment


It provides a wide-ranging understanding of financial techniques and their application and does not require a high-level mathematical understanding of finance theories. The knowledge you gain can be applied in practical ways.

Programme Duration

It can take a student four years to complete a full MSc, but it can be completed faster or over a longer period. It is self-paced.

Programme Outline

The programme comprises of five mandatory courses, and four optional. Courses are assessed by a written examination and/or written coursework.

Mandatory courses

  • Advanced Financial Decision Making
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Financial Risk Management


  • Corporate Governance
  • Developing and Executing Strategy
  • Economics for Business
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Research Methods for Business and Management

Programme Fees

790 pounds per course

9 courses x 790 pounds= 7110 pounds

NB: Payment is Pay As You Go (you pay on a module-by-module basis). This affords you the flexibility around payment and helps you better plan your finances.

Entry Requirements

Typically you will hold a recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. Students whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Alternatively, formal entry can still be gained by passing three MSc courses, Financial Decision Making and two other mandatory courses.

Student Support

Students in Nigeria can also attend scheduled exam-intensive lectures and tutorials with EDC either in person in our Lagos center and Abuja center or online via Zoom ahead of each examination diet. The lecture timetable is released in advance of these sessions

Exam Structure

Most courses assessed by final examinations

Exams come in multiple formats from one course to another

Case studies/Essays/Scenarios/part pre-exam work/pitch.
The full details of the exam format for each course are available on the respective course portals.

Exam Diet

April, August, and December

Exam Results

Results are released six to eight weeks after the exam

Enquiry Form

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