Intake now open - Apply by 30th April

Course Essentials

Designed for practising managers looking to take a step upwards to a strategic role, Arden University's MBA Finance course provides a distinctive path for developing new skills and will also help you to develop a critical and detailed understanding of the role of finance management within organisations.

Working across a wide range of management disciplines via Arden's innovative online learning model - with ideas and experiences derived from organisations and thought leaders across the world - you will have the opportunity to relate theory to practice, adding immediate value to yourself and your organisation.

Enrol for our Master of Business Administration Finance Degree course and enjoy the benefits and flexibility of Distance Learning, including online course materials and the ability to study wherever and whenever you want, with Arden today.



Key Information

Award:
MBA
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
Master of Business Administration (Finance)
Duration:
1.5 to 2.5 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Arden Tutors

At Arden University we believe that modern leadership requires cross-cutting management skills that apply to a range of business functions and themes. Following consultation with our worldwide alumni and employers, we have developed this MBA Finance course to build and hone your broad management skills in order to help you inspire and manage change within the complex landscape of modern business, with a particular focus on the role of management accounting in supporting the development, growth and sustainability of a company.

You will consider your own role as a manager and how you lead people, as well as develop a strategic awareness of the commercial environment in which you operate. Within this framework you will study the key management functions, in a way that shows how they relate to each other - with plenty of opportunities to apply your learning to your own workplace and learn from your fellow classmates.

Our modern, international Distance Learning approach means your MBA will stand out and appeal to employers all over the world.

Modules

  • Personal & Business Transformation
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Reporting Corporate Performance
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Sustaining the Business
  • Research Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. A critical element of the assessment strategy is that you’ll have the chance to apply your learning directly into your day to day role.

A vital part of your work will be the opportunity to create and take ownership of a detailed piece of research relating to a management issue.

To support your development, we will provide you with academic and pastoral support on campus and online to make sure you have the skills in place to successfully complete every assessment you submit.

Your Arden tutor will be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly-acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

To be eligible for this MBA Finance specialist Masters Degree course with Arden University you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent
  • 2 years suitable work experience

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you at Arden if you have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have an Undergraduate Degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our Undergraduate Degree programmes. We offer online Degrees in a range of subjects which fit in around your current commitments.

Already completed an award with the CMI or ILM?

We recognise your completed study, so you might be entitled to an exemption towards your MBA with Arden – saving you time and money.

We are happy to individually consider other professional or academic awards to see whether we can grant exemptions. Our Admissions staff will be happy to advise you.

Where our modules map directly to courses studied by the professional bodies we have listed the specific modules you would be exempt from – where there is no defined curriculum we have stated the maximum credit volume you might be exempt from. Get the full list of exemptions on our dedicated information page or speak to our admissions team.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

An MBA Finance course can equip you to progress to a senior financial management role in a variety of industries around the world. The specialist skills you will hold as an Arden University graduate are highly valued by private and public sector organisations. Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to undertake a PhD.

What will I have achieved when completing my MBA?

You will have:

  • Used your personal development and planning skills to contribute to society and the workplace
  • Demonstrated you can apply knowledge and skills at a strategic level
  • Undertaken activities that have improved your own organisation
  • Used your problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions
  • Worked effectively in a team, using listening, negotiating, persuading and presenting skills - but also shown you can be adaptable to changes at work
  • Shown genuine deep knowledge in your chosen specialist area
  • Taken a world view, demonstrating that you understand global issues, diversity and ethical questions
  • Developed your communication skills

Next steps

Applying for this Distance Learning course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your online study options.

 

What makes the Arden MBA different? Find out from Matthew Cooper, Director of Postgraduate Programmes and MBA Programme Leader at Arden University in our short video below.

Course Details & Modules

At Arden University we believe that modern leadership requires cross-cutting management skills that apply to a range of business functions and themes. Following consultation with our worldwide alumni and employers, we have developed this MBA Finance course to build and hone your broad management skills in order to help you inspire and manage change within the complex landscape of modern business, with a particular focus on the role of management accounting in supporting the development, growth and sustainability of a company.

You will consider your own role as a manager and how you lead people, as well as develop a strategic awareness of the commercial environment in which you operate. Within this framework you will study the key management functions, in a way that shows how they relate to each other - with plenty of opportunities to apply your learning to your own workplace and learn from your fellow classmates.

Our modern, international Distance Learning approach means your MBA will stand out and appeal to employers all over the world.

Modules

  • Personal & Business Transformation
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Reporting Corporate Performance
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Sustaining the Business
  • Research Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. A critical element of the assessment strategy is that you’ll have the chance to apply your learning directly into your day to day role.

A vital part of your work will be the opportunity to create and take ownership of a detailed piece of research relating to a management issue.

To support your development, we will provide you with academic and pastoral support on campus and online to make sure you have the skills in place to successfully complete every assessment you submit.

Your Arden tutor will be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly-acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this MBA Finance specialist Masters Degree course with Arden University you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent
  • 2 years suitable work experience

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you at Arden if you have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have an Undergraduate Degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our Undergraduate Degree programmes. We offer online Degrees in a range of subjects which fit in around your current commitments.

Already completed an award with the CMI or ILM?

We recognise your completed study, so you might be entitled to an exemption towards your MBA with Arden – saving you time and money.

We are happy to individually consider other professional or academic awards to see whether we can grant exemptions. Our Admissions staff will be happy to advise you.

Where our modules map directly to courses studied by the professional bodies we have listed the specific modules you would be exempt from – where there is no defined curriculum we have stated the maximum credit volume you might be exempt from. Get the full list of exemptions on our dedicated information page or speak to our admissions team.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

An MBA Finance course can equip you to progress to a senior financial management role in a variety of industries around the world. The specialist skills you will hold as an Arden University graduate are highly valued by private and public sector organisations. Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to undertake a PhD.

What will I have achieved when completing my MBA?

You will have:

  • Used your personal development and planning skills to contribute to society and the workplace
  • Demonstrated you can apply knowledge and skills at a strategic level
  • Undertaken activities that have improved your own organisation
  • Used your problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions
  • Worked effectively in a team, using listening, negotiating, persuading and presenting skills - but also shown you can be adaptable to changes at work
  • Shown genuine deep knowledge in your chosen specialist area
  • Taken a world view, demonstrating that you understand global issues, diversity and ethical questions
  • Developed your communication skills

Next steps

Applying for this Distance Learning course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your online study options.

Arden Tutors
 

What makes the Arden MBA different? Find out from Matthew Cooper, Director of Postgraduate Programmes and MBA Programme Leader at Arden University in our short video below.

Applying for a course in 6 steps

1. Find your perfect course

2. Apply online

3. We’ll process your application

4. Supporting your next steps

5. Accept & complete the application

6. Begin your course with an online induction

Back to top