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MBA - Master of Business Administration

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Succeed in Finance

The employer-focused online finance MBA that develops the 360-degree skill set of today’s finance leader.

In recent years, the demand and supply dynamic for finance leaders has drastically changed, with demand outstripping supply for highly commercially minded finance leaders. Technical competence, the capability to drive and define the commercial agenda, and the ability to assess and refine a business plan are all keenly sought after by employers. And the skill set required to succeed as a finance leader is much broader than it used to be.

The online MBA Finance from the University of Wolverhampton is designed for senior management and executives who are likely to have significant exposure to financial issues. If you have ambitions to progress to board level in public or private businesses, or take on responsibilities which include managing financial or accounting professionals, this online Master’s has been created to help you to succeed.

This MBA course has been designed closely with employers to equip you for success in senior finance management roles, including senior finance manager, head of tax, head of finance, finance director and CFO. Central to this finance MBA is problem-based learning, referencing real-world practice throughout. It has been shaped by our significant expertise in teaching MBA courses, and organisations across a diverse range of sectors, including retail, health, education, and business have already benefited from developing their leaders in finance and many other disciplines through our transformative MBA courses.

What you will learn

The online MBA Finance has been designed to improve understanding of technical finance and develop the ability to ask the right questions and understand the answers. In addition to developing your finance knowledge and capabilities, you will learn how to motivate and lead people and teams and will develop a comprehensive knowledge of other key areas of business, including operations, marketing and supply chain management.

Knowledge and skills taught include:

  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Financial management
  • International finance
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Organisational strategy
  • Operations management
  • Strategic marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability in business


Small businesses often encounter financial difficulties in maintaining their operations and/or in satisfying their development aspiration. Given the fact that small businesses form the backbone of most economies, this module aims to explore the approaches small firms can follow to secure finance to survive and succeed in the hyper-competitive market. Different options of financial support are investigated including: venture capital; angel finance and bank finance as well as trade credit, financial bootstrapping, and small firm loan guarantee schemes. The principal ? agent problem and the notion of asymmetric information are discussed, in parallel to the debate on financing special enterprises, such as firms led by women or ethnic minority entrepreneurs. Beyond these, government initiatives and policy agenda are also examined to evaluate the impact of institutional intervention on small business economy.

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Entry requirements

A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution, or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK Bachelor with honours degree qualification. All applicants must have at least two years of relevant work experience in a professional, managerial, or supervisory role.or If the applicant does not hold a recognised degree or hold an ordinary degree, they should have at least three years of relevant work experience in a professional, managerial, or supervisory role.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more