MSc Business & Finance

What we’re looking for

Our MSc Business & Finance course has been designed for graduate wishing to pursue a Finance-related career, typically in a non-financial industry. 

If you have studied a significant amount of accounting or finance at undergraduate level then our specialist finance courses may be of interest. 

You must have, or be expecting to obtain, at least a 2.1 degree at Undergraduate level from a UK university, or overseas equivalent from a top-performing University. Applicants should possess good quantitative skills and have some prior exposure to finance theory at undergraduate level.

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, and the rank of the institution where you studied your qualification.

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 achieved at Undergraduate level, including some study of finance.

We do not require a GMAT or GRE score but a well-balanced score (700+) may strengthen your application. On the GMAT Focus Edition this equates to a score of 645 or in the 86th percentile.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must meet a minimum overall standard in a recognised test of English, examples are shown below. You must show a good balance across all sections of the test and it must have been taken within two years of starting the course. We will require your certificates as evidence. 

IELTS (Academic) 

All four languages elements have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two language components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5. More information available here

190 overall

2 x 170, 2 x 190

190 overall

2 x 170, 2 x 190


Minimum language components L21, R22, W21, S23


Trinity ISE III 
Merit, Merit, Pass, Pass in four components 


Trinity ISE IV 
Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass in four components 


Educated in the English language?

If you are a non-native speaker of English but have been educated entirely in English for your degree, and completed this within the last two years, this may satisfy the University of your language skills. 

See more details on English Language Requirements on the University's website.

Further course requirements

We advise that you will need a personal computing device for your MSc year.

The latest specification guidance is available on the University's website.


Please see the University's Student Experience: Immigration and Compliance website for the latest information on visa requirements.

If you need support or advice with your immigration status or visa application, our Immigration & Compliance team will be happy to support you with any queries or issues relating to your personal circumstances.