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Cranfield School of Management - Masters in Finance and Management

Cranfield University Masters in Finance & Management Program Structure

The Cranfield University Masters in Finance and Management is a one-year full-time program and is delivered over the course of four terms. The first term begins in September. The last term ends in the following September with the completion of a thesis.


There are pre-session courses required for those students who do not have a background in finance or management. These courses are Introduction to Accounting, Statistics and Basic Finance. All students are required to attend the Statistics and Finance lectures as part of their orientation week.

The first and second terms cover 10 core courses that cover finance management related topics. The third and fourth terms consist of four elective courses and the writing of a final thesis.

All of the courses offered are taught with an emphasis on real-world challenges. Students will learn through case studies, participative exercises, interactive lectures, group projects and sessions led by industry speakers.

The thesis is a major research project that gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience and make a real difference in a financial environment.

Class Profile

The Cranfield University Masters in Finance and Management is designed for both recent graduates looking to develop their knowledge of finance and management before starting their first professional role and for individuals who already have work experience in the area of finance or management and are looking to move ahead in their careers. The most recent class features 90 students, 42 percent of which are women. Average student age was 24, and 18 nationalities were represented.

Career Statistics

The Cranfield Career Development Service offers resources to assist alumni in finding employment. About 95 percent of School of Management students are typically employed within three months of graduation.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The tuition fees for the Cranfield University MSc in Finance and Management is £23,000 and £25,000 for international students. A non-refundable deposit of £1,000 is due when acceptance of a place in the program is made. The remainder of the tuition fees are payable either before, or on the day of registration, which is the first day of orientation week.

There are a limited number of scholarships and bursaries available for students who qualify. Those who wish to be considered for these scholarships should indicate so in the financial details section of the application form.

There is also a CFA Program Awareness Scholarship available for those students who plan to take the CFA Program exams. Students who choose this option will receive revision support from faculty ahead of sitting the first examination in term three of the course. They will then sit parts two and three of the qualification after completing the Masters course.


There is not a cut-off deadline for applications for this program. All documents, including transcripts, degree certificate, GMAT/GRE scores (if taken), two references and English language test scores (if applicable), must be submitted before the application will be processed.

Once the application is processed, an email will be sent for results or for a request for an interview. If an individual is successful in admission, a letter of confirmation will be emailed in order to secure their place in the program. The deposit to reserve their place in the program is due at this time.

Application deadlines are as follows:

September 2020

Feb. 28, 2020 (China Applicants)
July 31, 2020 (Visa-required Applicants)

There is no set deadline for UK/EU students currently.

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