MBA with Finance

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100% Online MBA with Finance

  • Apply by : 15 Apr 2024
  • To start : 28 Apr 2024
  • Total fees : £8,400
  • Per module fees : £700

Complete within 24 months

Why choose St Mary's University?

Why choose St Mary's University

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Teaching excellence

Top 10 in UK for student experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

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Strong career outcomes

98% of graduates in employment, vocation or further study within 15 months of graduation (HESA 2023)

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A quality learning experience

Top 5 in UK for teaching quality (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

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Fully flexible study

100% online part-time learning

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Pay your fees per module, as you go

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Career path

10 industry-focused MBA specialisations

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Gain a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving financial industry with St Marys’ 100% online MBA in Finance

St Mary’s University London’s 100% online MBA in Finance deepens your knowledge of economics, cost-based decision making, corporate financial management, operations, marketing strategy, organisational management, corporate planning and more. In our digital classroom, you will apply the theories you learn to real-world workplace challenges, collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen your critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy.

The finance specialisation comprises three courses designed to enhance your knowledge and ability in financial markets operation and the strategic management of financial entities. You will learn how to analyse project investment and corporate valuation as well as the best forms of and ways to raise capital; identify the key financial challenges faced by entrepreneurial ventures and various ways to fund new ventures; and explore the key elements of international financial regulation as well as how to manage risk.  

You’ll develop your capacity to: 

  • analyse investment decisions and assess their impact on cash flow streams and calculate capital cost to determine a firm’s optimal capital structure
  • evaluate stocks and bonds value, assess a portfolio’s risk and return, and analyse derivative markets to make hedging decisions to manage risk exposure
  • develop strategies to mitigate agency problems and information asymmetry in decision-making and evaluate how corporate governance can reduce risk exposure
  • create a strategic plan integrating finance and entrepreneurship to create a successful business and use financial analysis to assess business opportunities and challenges
  • analyse the challenges and opportunities faced by micro and small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • develop and apply financial management and investment strategies for SMEs
  • conduct a risk assessment of international financial markets and evaluate the effectiveness of various regulatory frameworks in mitigating risk and promoting stability in the international financial system.

And grow your career

Finance skills are in high demand, and the sector is continually growing. An MBA in Finance will develop your skills across all facets of finance to carve out a career in roles such as: Financial Analyst, Head of Finance, VP of Finance, CFO, Financial Controller, Financial Advisor and more.

With a programme designed for you

This programme will suit the working professional seeking to develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career in finance, without taking a career break. You will learn business and leadership fundamentals and develop the analytical skills and investment knowledge needed to advise and guide organisations towards responsible and strategic financial management. Module content is delivered 100% online and offered as part-time study, so you’ll have the flexibility to learn while you earn and fit your studies around employment, family, and life commitments.

Programme Modules

Corporate Finance
Gain a holistic view of the entirety of corporate finance. At its heart, corporate finance focuses on two basic questions, financing (how to raise money) and investing (how to spend that money). Focusing on six key ideas, almost all of which have won Nobel prizes, you’ll learn how to find the best ways to answer these questions. You’ll apply these ideas to analyse project investment and corporate valuation, as well as the best forms and ways to raise capital, why corporate governance is necessary and how to handle situations where the markets are not efficient.
£700.00
Entrepreneurial Finance
Entrepreneurial Finance combines the basic concepts of entrepreneurship, economics, and finance. Explore the key financial challenges faced by entrepreneurial ventures, which can range from seed and start-up capital to the management of working capital, and the various options available to SMEs by financial institutions, and private equity and venture capital.
£700.00
International Financial Regulation
Explore the liberalisation of international financial markets, the development of international regulations in response to crises, and how the most recent financial crises have shaped the current global economic environment. You’ll examine key elements in financial regulation, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as well as important historical events, including the Breton Wood Conference of 1944 and the Herstatt Bank failure of 1974. Finally, you’ll assess the benefits and challenges of liberalisation related to saving and investments, market forces on government action, and the creation of derivative instruments aimed at managing risk, among other relevant topics.
£700.00
Business Strategy
Gain a perspective on organisations, both within and outside of the for-profit business world. You’ll apply learned strategic analysis and managerial thinking to organisations to make better decisions that improve the competitive position and provide value for its key stakeholders. Finally, you’ll explore the main theories, concepts, and models of strategic analysis and their role in management practice.
£700.00
Finance for Managers
Examine the key financial fundamentals necessary for managing an organisation's operational activities and achieving its strategic goals. You’ll learn about the time value of money, investing in various instruments, making critical decisions regarding capital expenditures, and various methods for successfully capitalising the firm. Managing critical cash flows and allocation of financial assets are also discussed from a managerial perspective.
£700.00
Economics for Managers
Explore key economic concepts, theories, analytical techniques and the economic fundamentals. You will learn about the supply and demand model, the fundamental market model where trade-offs and choices are considered by comparing benefits and costs. Product and market structures are also analysed at the firm level, while macroeconomic issues of fiscal and monetary policy are explored at an aggregate level. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of selected topics in international trade, financial markets, economic growth, and positive and negative externalities.
£700.00
Financial Accounting and Analysis
Many business decisions throughout every level of an organisation are based on the information found in the company’s financial statements. Explore how small and large process changes can increase organisational efficiency and profits through analysing financial statement information. Finally. you’ll examine how decisions made about capital projects, long-term investments, and a company’s risk aversion impact the bottom line.
£700.00
Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
Equip yourself with the skills and characteristics necessary to be an effective leader. You’ll learn how to apply leadership skills during change and in multicultural and diverse environments. The common thread throughout the course will be leading with strong managerial ethics, emotional intelligence, and reflective leadership. You’ll also explore the relationship between contemporary leadership issues and classical leadership theory.
£700.00
Marketing Management
Explore the design and implementation of the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out an organisation's strategy in its target markets. You’ll develop an understanding of how an organisation can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and the skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion.
£700.00
Operations Management

Gain a deep understanding of operations management and how it is critical to your success in any field, from consulting to entrepreneurship to general management. You’ll explore the major problems and decision processes of operations management such as operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning.

£700.00
Business Intelligence & Visualisation Tools
Business Intelligence (BI) uses historical data to better understand and thereby improve business performance, as well as create new strategic opportunities for growth. Part of this process is to display the results in graphical images for easier understanding. Examine the technologies used to support organisational decision-making. You’ll develop an understanding of data organisation, and examine the BI processes and techniques used in transforming data into knowledge and value. Various functions and applications of business intelligence are described, including but not limited to reporting, online analytical processing, data visualisation and business process management.
£700.00
Research Methods for Business and Management
Develop your understanding of research in general and business. You'll address both academic business research and business consultancy research and examine the concepts and theories underlying research, as well as the practice of research. This course has an applied focus. You'll identify a feasible research topic through readings and assignments and develop a research proposal for academic business or business consultancy research. You will examine how research problems and questions are identified and the process of achieving thoughtful, effective, and efficient research design. You will also investigate the importance of the literature review and how to carry it out for optimal effectiveness in research. You will also study the philosophical and epistemological assumptions underpinning the research approaches and methodologies, as well as their role in determining the design and implementation of the research. Finally, you will also examine the ethical aspects of research and consultancy.
£700.00

Entry requirements

To study St Mary's University's 100% online MBA you will need to have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 (or higher), or
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a professional/managerial role

English language requirements


Applicants whose first language is not English, or most recent education or work experience was not in English will need to demonstrate proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as IELTS (6.0 overall with no individual sub-scores under 5.5), Pearson PTE (55 overall minimum), or equivalent.

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