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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 service provision and 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 programme, which 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 who are Fellows 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 (Sep-Dec) followed by six one day workshops in Manchester (Feb-Dec)

Units on the programme will cover the following themes:

  • Governance, risk and control (15 credits)

  • Financial technologies (15 credits)
  • Academic and professional development (30 credits)
  • 15,000 word dissertation (60 credits)
  • Chartered Financial Planners - 15 months, Sep-Dec (120 credits)
  • Fellows of the PFS - 11 months, Feb-Dec (90 credits)
  • £1,542 per 30 credits (Sep 18-Feb 19 intake fees):

  • Chartered Financial Planners - £6,168

  • PFS Fellows - £4,626
February, September

For full details visit the Manchester Metropolitan University website »