MSc Business & Finance


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About you
At WBS we are looking for future Change Makers; those who are intellectually outstanding with a proven academic ability, the desire to learn, the potential to succeed, and who align with our core values:

Curiosity: Learning as a way of life
Openness: Cosmopolitan mindset, embracing diversity and different perspectives
Restlessness: Always challenging convention to find a better way
Excellence: Never compromising our high standards

Making your application
Application is through the University's online form. Our current application deadline is 31 July 2022, however, applications may close earlier if all places on a course are filled prior to the deadline. We recommend applying early due to a highly competitive selection process.

There is a non-refundable application fee of £60. Deferrals will only be considered in extenuating circumstances.


You must supply one academic or professional reference, your referee can know you on either an academic or professional level.

Once you have paid your application fee, we will email your referee inviting them to submit a reference for you online. It is your responsibility to ensure that your reference has been submitted.

You are required to submit a CV as part of the application process. Your CV should contain the following information:

  • Your educational background
  • Your employment history
  • Any extra-curricular activities you have engaged with
  • Your hobbies and interests.


You must upload a final or interim transcript for your undergraduate bachelor’s degree.

Your transcripts must show the modules you have taken for each year (including the first year) and the marks you have gained to date. Please also upload a list of your final year modules. We understand that results may not yet be available, but a simple list of the modules studied in your final year is essential to the decision-making process. Please upload a list of your final year modules as a PDF or Word document. If your transcript is not printed in English please also include a translation.

Personal Statement

This should be around 500 words in length and is your opportunity to share any achievements and ambitions you have; we want to understand how a WBS MSc course will help you to develop both personally and professionally, so please avoid repeating information from your CV. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship please indicate this on your Personal Statement. Whilst not compulsory, providing details of which WBS Scholarship you feel you should be considered for could strengthen your application

Key areas to cover in your Personal Statement include:

  • Why have you selected this course? What are your motivating factors?
  • How do you see the course impacting your career plans?
  • What experience will you contribute to your cohort?
  • How do you align with our CORE values?
  • What is your proudest achievement?

Once your application is complete with all supporting documents the processing time is usually between four to eight weeks, however please be aware that processing times do vary and may take longer during busier periods.

You can track the status of your application online, and you will also receive email updates on its progress from the Postgraduate Admissions Team.

If your application is approved, the University will make an official offer of a place on the course. There will normally be a time limit to accept this.

Offers may be conditional on you meeting academic, language, or other requirements. Don't worry about this - many students have conditional offers. Once you have met your conditions, the offer will automatically be made unconditional.

Accepting an offer
If you accept our offer, you must pay your deposit within six weeks of the date of your offer letter. We will only refund this if you fail to meet the conditions of your offer.

Keep in touch
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