EMSHRM — Strategic Human Resource Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 27.9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 27.9 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:3694 Duration:12 months

The MSc in Finance and Management is a one-year full-time course designed for both graduates looking to develop their knowledge of finance and management before seeking a first professional role, and for individuals who already have work experience in the area of finance or management and are looking to move ahead in their career.

The course combines a solid grounding in finance and management principles with rigorous training in relevant tools and techniques and how to apply them in the workplace. It is taught by our team of faculty experts who have extensive industry experience and who regularly work with major global financial services organisations, multinationals and government agencies around the world.

The course has also been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Programme.

Your career

The Cranfield Career Development Service offers a comprehensive service to help you develop a set of career management skills that will remain with you throughout your career.

*95% of the class of 2012/13 were employed within three months of graduation and recruiting companies included Barclays Capital, Deloitte, Accenture, KPMG, Tesco, PwC and Bentley Motors.

The Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking 2014 ranks Cranfield 1st in the UK for careers and reports that the class of 2011 received an average salary today of $67,047 (approx. £39,300).

During your course you will receive support and guidance to help you plan an effective strategy for your personal and professional development, whether you are looking to secure your first role in finance or management, or wanting take your career to the next level.

The Full-time Masters in Finance and Management is a one-year course that starts in September each year.

  • Term 1: 29 September 2014 to 19 December 2014
  • Term 2: 12 January 2015 to 27 March 2015
  • Term 3: 13 April 2015 to 26 June 2015
  • Term 4: 29 June 2015 to 11 September 2015

The Masters in Finance and Management course has been developed to produce practical, proactive finance specialists, so our teaching methods deliberately encourage the co-production of ideas and knowledge sharing, self-development and team working.

Our teaching methods include a diverse range of stimulating learning experiences, with emphasis placed on real-world challenges. Modules include a mix of:

  • Case studies
  • Participative exercises
  • Interactive lectures
  • Group projects
  • Sessions hosted by industry speakers

You will also undertake an individual research project that will give you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you have learnt to a specific financial issue in your chosen organisation. Through this practical exercise, you can create real value for your partner organisation, whilst at the same time enhancing your own learning and development.

Your progress throughout the course will be assessed through a combination of assignments, presentations, examinations and individual and group projects. This reinforces the emphasis we place on the application of learning and encourages you to find your own solutions to business issues.


The Cranfield MSc in Finance and Management postgraduate degree is distinctive in covering the principles, tools and techniques of both finance and management, as well as how to apply them in real work situations.

This one-year full-time course is delivered over four terms covering core modules, electives and an individual research project.

The course is designed for:

  • Graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in finance and management before seeking their first professional role
  • Professionals who already have work experience in the area of finance or management and are looking to take their career to the next level
  • Business-like people who want a "real-world" education delivered by faculty who are actively engaged with business and finance
  • Ambitious individuals who are keen to develop themselves, enhance their skills, knowledge and abilities


Our MSc in Finance and Management teaching faculty includes:

  • Professor Sunil Poshakwale
  • Dr Vineet Agarwal
  • Dr Sam Agyei-Ampomah
  • Dr Matthias Nnadi
  • Dr Richard Schoenberg
  • Dr Tazeeb Rajwani
  • Dr Yacine Belghitar
  • Dr Catarina Figueira
  • Dr Constantinos Alexiou
  • Dr David Grayson
  • Professor Huainan Zhao
We welcome applications from talented candidates of all backgrounds and each application is considered on its individual merit. Usually candidates must: Hold a relevant, recognised qualificationEither:a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours Degree (or equivalent Bachelors Degree) or a professional qualification (e.g. CIMA, ACA, ACCA) and have 5 years' relevant work experience Having taken your application into consideration, the course director may also require you to take GMAT (minimum score 600) or GRE (80th percentile in both the verbal and quantitative reasoning sections). The GMAT course code for the MSc in Finance and Management is K2H-N3-88 and our GRE institution code is 3641. Have a good standard of English The participative nature of the course demands a high oral ability and written work needs a strong business vocabulary. If English is not your first language, you must take one of the following:Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – a minimum score of 92 is required (Important: this test is not currently accepted by the UK Home Office for Tier 4 (General) visa applications). The ETS DI Code for TOEFL is 0822. Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) – a minimum score of 800 is required (part 1). Applicants from outside the EU are also required to take part 2 of the test. (Important: this test is not currently accepted by the UK Home Office for Tier 4 (General) visa applications). International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – band 6.5 is required, with writing of 6.5. English for Speakers of other languages (ESOL) either: Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) – grade A - C Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) – grade A - C Pearson Test of English (Academic) – an overall score of 65 Please include the following with your application: Transcripts Degree certificate GMAT/GRE scores if taken Two references English language test score if required Once your online application has been submitted together with your supporting documentation, it will be processed by our admissions team within four to six weeks. You will then be advised by email if you are successful, unsuccessful, or whether the course director would like to interview you before a decision is made. If you are successful, an offer letter will be emailed to you within two weeks. You will then have a further four weeks to confirm your place and pay your deposit of £1,000. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Bursaries and scholarships

We have a limited number of bursaries available for exceptional candidates, worth up to a maximum of £4,000. These are awarded at the course director's discretion and are based on merit as well as considerations of financial need. If you would like to be considered for a bursary, please indicate so in in the financial details section of your application.

For more information on funding, you may find the following websites useful:

  • British Council
  • Prospects
  • Hobsons
  • Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

    The CSFP has a scholarship scheme for Commonwealth citizens for international study. To find out more, visit the website

    CFA Programme Awareness Scholarship

    The MSc Finance and Management programme has been approved by the CFA Institute and is able to participate in the University Recognition Program. It is now entitled to award 5 CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to students. To find out more about the application process, visit the CFA website.


    Cranfield School of Management is one of an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold triple EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditation. We are also proud to be a GMAC Member School.

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