Recent years have seen the global economy stagger from one crisis to the next, and these circumstances have radically transformed the role of financial management. Senior level finance professionals can now take advantage of greater employability options, in addition to increased opportunities for career progression. This is why the Arden Executive MBA (Finance) has been designed to develop your managerial skills in financial decision-making. Skills that will be in high demand in the labour market for a long time to come.
This Executive Master of Business Administration degree will help bring out your best qualities as a manager and leader, and will provide you with continuous opportunities to apply what you learn to your current role throughout your time spent studying with us. On the course you’ll perform in-depth analyses of strategic financial management, corporate performance reporting, and personal and business transformation, learning how these areas relate to each other while building your strategic understanding of the commercial environment.
The Arden Executive MBA (Finance) course has been developed by our highly experienced academic team in partnership with industry experts - all with the needs of future leaders like you in mind. When you complete this course, you’ll do so as a well-rounded, senior professional, ready to take reap the financial rewards of a career in a highly lucrative industry.
Our Executive MBA (Finance) syllabus has been designed to accelerate your career by helping you develop the skills and knowledge demanded by the financial sector. Through this, we’re preparing you for the next step in your career as a senior finance professional. During the course you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with classmates and fellow professionals with a breadth of experience, helping you build your international business network. Additionally, if you want to continue your academic development after graduation, our Executive MBA degree provides a strong foundation for further study at PhD level.
I’ve found that studying my degree online with Arden has given me a much more comprehensive foundation of knowledge around the topics I don’t often encounter in my work role, including financial decision-making, ethics and strategy. This knowledge will enable me to progress to more strategic roles in the future.
We’ve designed our assessments to give you a number of different ways to demonstrate your strengths. That’s why you’ll find a variety of methods are used, including:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be eligible for this Executive MBA (Finance) course, you must normally have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this course.
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.
For those without prior work experience, we have an MBA programme that could be the perfect fit. Arden’s MBA has been designed to help students like you not only complete a full MBA, but also use their qualification as an entryway into a management position.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
You can apply for a loan of up to £11,836 from Student Finance England to fund your studies. UK students in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are also eligible for postgraduate loans.
If you’re an international student, we have a number of Regional Offers that can help you save money on your tuition fees.
When you help a friend or family member to study with Arden through our Refer a Friend programme, both you and the person you refer will receive a £500 Amazon e-voucher or £500 tuition fee credit.
Here at Arden University we strive to provide a fresh and unique approach to your business and management education. With ideas and experiences taken from employers and thought leaders across the world, we give you the opportunity to put proven business skills and techniques into practice during your studies. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
Ready to progress to a senior management role? Our Executive MBA (Finance) degree gives you with the skills you need, from strategic thinking, to personal transformation, to change leadership. Whichever stage of the economic cycle we find ourselves in, the specialist attributes you will develop on this course are highly valued by private and public sector organisations alike.
If you’re already working in a professional role and looking to take the next step to senior management, the Executive MBA (Finance) will help you to develop and demonstrate the skills you need. Whilst studying, you’ll:
Where do you want to go next? Our Executive MBA prepares you for senior and leadership roles, whether you choose to stay with your current employer or embark on a fresh challenge.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with like-minded professionals across diverse sectors.
As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making.
When you graduate from Arden, you’ll have the chance to complete a level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, helping you fast-track to Chartered Manager status at an additional cost of only £150* inclusive of VAT. Completing this diploma independently can cost upwards of £2,000*.
You’ll also have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.
*Prices (including VAT) are correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change
The BGA is a membership and quality assurance body. As a member, Arden University have signed up to the BGA Charter, committing their institution to responsible management practices and lifelong learning, positively impacting their students, communities, and the economy. This shows our students that we are demonstrating responsible management ourselves, as well as it being a central theme that runs through our own courses.
As Arden University is a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), students will receive complementary BGA student and graduate membership. Through this membership, current students will have access to the BGA Career Development Centre, packed with interactive tools, e-learning content, partner discounts and the latest job opportunities. This is a lifetime access, which means students will continue to have access to these services even after they graduate.
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.