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MSc Financial Planning and Business Management

Manchester Metropolitan University

The MSc in Financial Planning and Business Management enables financial planning professionals to study financial planning concepts, theories and models, and an opportunity to engage in applied research to explore and contribute to the existing body of knowledge and understanding that underpins management practice in this area.

You will be working alongside other thought-leaders, sharing experiences and developing ideas to shape and enhance the status of the financial planning profession. You will be supported by academic staff throughout the research process, one that culminates in submission of your research findings and reflections in the form of a dissertation.

Holders of the CII Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning holding the Chartered Financial Planner title and those with Fellowship of the Personal Finance Society can apply for fast track entry on this part-time course under the 'Advanced Standing Scheme'. Chartered Financial Planners will normally be granted 60 credits, and Fellows 90 credits, towards the 180 credits required to complete the MSc.

Delivery Structure Duration Fees Intake
Tutor supported distance/online learning combined with a series of one day workshops in Manchester

Units on the programme will cover the following themes:

  • Behavioural finance
  • Academic and professional development 
  • 15,000 word dissertation
  • Chartered Financial Planners - 15 months (September to December)
  • Fellows of the PFS - 11 months (February to December)
  • February intake - £1,080 per 30 credits (2015-16 fees):

- Chartered Financial Planners - £4,320
- PFS Fellows - £3,240

  • September intake - £1,155 per 30 credits (2016-17 fees):
- Chartered Financial Planners - £4,620

- PFS Fellows - £3,465

February, September

For full details visit the Manchester Metropolitan University website »