Finance & Information Management - MSc 

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Course Overview

Finance and information management are closely related in practice. Financial decisions and predictions need to be based upon information, information that needs effective management. Often such information is contained in an information system. Finance has been the domain of – and inspiration for - many advances in information management, such as Function Point Analysis and Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method.

Course Content

The MSc Finance and Information Management has seven core modules: three more concerned with finance; three more concerned with information management; and one in preparation for the self managed elements. Whichever of the self managed elements the student chooses, it must be focused on the interconnection of finance and information management rather than purely finance or information management.

Taught Modules:

• Quantitative Finance
• Capital Markets & Derivatives
• Corporate Finance & Risk
• End User Computing Risk Management
• Business Analysis
• Information Management Software Tools
• Research Methods

Self Managed Elements:

• Dissertation, or:
• Enterprise Project, or:
• Consultancy Project.

Modules are delivered through lectures, tutorials, practical workshops and invited speakers.

Employability & Careers

Aspiring Information Systems Project Managers, Business Analysts and, especially, Information Auditors need an appreciation of both finance and information management.

Entry Requirements

Prospective students should hold an undergraduate degree (normally of classification 2:1 or above) or its equivalent, or:

Five years relevant work experience, or:

Suitable professional qualifications from bodies such as ACCA, CII, CFA, IFS, BCS etc. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from several taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Programme Director.

International Students:
Students whose first language is NOT English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard.

Key Facts

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Management

Course Length: One year full-time or two years part-time.

Delivery takes the form of lectures, practical case studies and workshops. Assessment is by coursework, including written assignments and presentations.

Selection Procedure:
Application form and if necessary an interview

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at
International Applicants:
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to

Postgraduate Scholarships:
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Dr Steve Marsh:
Telephone No: +44 (0) 29 2041 7155
Email Address:

See Also:
Cardiff School of Management Website