MSc Financial Management (Dubai)

Start date
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught

AED 125,550 (f/t) 
AED 62,775 (p/t)


Be part of the next generation of global and ethical financial management graduates. Our MSc Financial Management programme provides the knowledge and skills that will give you a significant edge in this competitive finance sector.

Please note that this programme is subject to Ministry of Education Accreditation

The MSc Financial Management degree is innovative, contemporary and has modules that will equip graduates from it with the knowledge, skills and qualification(s) that are in high demand in banks, insurance companies, stock broking firms, stock exchanges and other industries in the finance sector. The knowledge, skills and qualification(s) that will be acquired from this programme can also be used to seek lucrative jobs in the treasury departments of many local and multinational companies, government departments and other organisations.

Why study the MSc Financial Management at Birmingham?

  • You will be motivated to develop a deep and critical knowledge and understanding of corporate finance theories and their contemporary application with the use of the latest digital finance  and  artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and ESG  (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria to evaluate projects and make financing decisions, when appropriate;
  • You will learn how to interpret and analyse financial statements of companies (including their annual reports, interim reports, etc.), value businesses and securities of companies and prepare associated reports for an investor or the board of directors of a company;
  • You will be taught a wide range of econometric techniques and how to apply them and interpret the results that you obtain from their application;
  • You will also learn how to download data from a wide range of databases that we have in our Bloomberg Trading Room (such as Bloomberg, WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, Capital IQ, BoardEX, MorningStar, BankFocus, CSMAR, Datastream, ThomsonOne and FAME.) as well as how to analyse the data and draw conclusions from the results obtained from their analysis.  The software in our Bloomberg Trading Room is the same as the one that is widely used in industry.  Therefore, its use in our Bloomberg Trading Room will give you some experience which will prepare you for your professional career;
  • You will learn how to conduct research on a topic or an issue of your choice, how to collect data to use for the research, analyse the data, interpret the results of your data analysis and write a research report;
  • We will provide online Financial Markets Simulations through Amplify Trading Limited in the UK (To be confirmed)

This course focuses on real world investment challenges with emphasis on ethical and sustainable business practices. You will learn about Ethics, Governance and Regulation in Treasury on the programme.  Find out how we are working for a responsible future at Birmingham.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in the award-winning Future Leaders Certificate programme. This extra-curricular programme will give you the chance to work on an exciting virtual live project set by a multinational company and enables you to better understand the impact that technology is having on the business world and the implications for your own career. 

This programme has a pathway which will enable you to achieve two ACT (Association of Corporate Treasurers in the UK) professional qualifications. The pathway covers 80% of the syllabus for the ACT examinations for the professional qualifications.  Students who take and pass the elective modules required for the professional qualifications (namely, International Treasury Management and Risk Analysis and Management) and satisfy the other requirements for the qualifications, will be eligible for the award of the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals (CertTF) and the Certificate in Treasury (CertT), in addition to their MSc Financial Management degree.

Who is this course for?

This is a conversion programme. It is designed for university graduates who have some quantitative backgrounds and want to work in the finance industries (such as banks, insurance companies, pension funds, stock broking firms, stock exchanges, finance/treasury departments of many local and multinational organisations or government departments) but have limited knowledge of finance, accounting or economics to do so.  This programme will give such university graduates the knowledge, skills and qualification(s) that they need to work in the industries.

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Core modules

  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Financial Modelling Techniques
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation
  • Ethics, Governance and Regulation in Treasury
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Choose two modules from the following:

  • Alternative Finance (Including Islamic Finance)
  • International Treasury Management
  • Risk Analysis and Management

The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.


The annual tuition fee for 2021-22 is AED 125,550 full-time or AED 62,775 part-time

How To Apply

Our Standard Requirements

A degree equivalent to a 2:1 or higher in a UK university. 

A qualification equivalent to a pass grade in the GCE A/Level Mathematics in the UK or (Grade B or a merit grade in mathematics, statistics, econometrics, or similar mathematical modules, taken in two semesters on a bachelor’s degree programme in a university in Dubai (with each module having a minimum value of 10 credits), or an equivalent qualification obtained from overseas).

One of the following:

  • IELTS (academic): A minimum score of 7.0 with minimum scores of 6.5 in all elements
  • TOEFL iBT: A minimum score of 100 overall with minimum scores of 22 in all elements
  • Or, another English qualification recognised by the University, or a SELT exemption
  • Or Pre-sessional English course offered by the University to fulfil the requirement of English. 

You must also have two satisfactory references, at least one of which must be academic.

International Requirements

You will benefit from a hands-on teaching and learning approach, providing you with a unique educational experience and allowing you to enhance your competitiveness in the financial world. Teaching methods include a mix of lectures, seminars, and classes. External speakers with a wide range of industry expertise are regularly invited to deliver guest lectures. Audio-visual materials ranging from video presentations to interviews with industry experts are also an integral part of the teaching.

Assessment Methods

Assessments focus on real-world challenges and help you to develop self-confidence to deal with the global investment and finance communities. Assessment include a combination of case studies, digital presentations, oral debate, written exams, individual and group assignments and a dissertation.


Dubai is a financial hub with strong demand for financial management graduates who will have both the knowledge and skills for working in banks, insurance companies, stock broking firms and other industries in the finance sector in Dubai.  Graduates from the programme will also gain theoretically underpinned knowledge and skills on the MSc Financial Management programme that can be used to work in the treasury departments of many companies in Dubai as well as in multinational companies that operate globally, government departments and other organisations