Master of Business Administration Finance

As the business world becomes increasingly complex, today's business professionals must have a diverse skillset. These new business professionals must be agile and approach challenges with a systems-thinking mindset and, increasingly, must have a focused area of specialization.

A graduate master's degree is a great way to highlight these in-demand skills and showcase subject matter expertise, as well as gain knowledge that can be applied to your workplace from day one.

Open Admission Year Round (24/7)




Year 1

1st  Semester

 KMBA 501Management and Organizational Behaviour3
KMBA 503Entrepreneurship and Innovation3
KMBA 505Managerial Economics and Business Strategy3
KMBA 507Strategic Communications and Negotiations3
KMBA 509Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law3


 Year 1

2nd Semester

 KMBA 502Marketing Management3
KMBA 504Human Resource Management3
KMBA 506Financial Management3
KMBA 508Accounting for Business Decision-Making3
KMBA 512Management Information Systems3

 Semester 3

KMBA 601Technology and Operations Management3
KMBA 603Research Methods for Business3
KMBA 605Business Analysis and Strategic Management3
 Specialisation Course3
 Specialisation Course3

Semester 4

 Specialisation Course3
 Specialisation Course3
 Specialisation Course3
KMBA 602Capstone Project6
 Select one Elective 
 Specialisation  Elective3
 Specialisation Elective3

 Degree Requirements

  • Core Courses Required (CCR) –        39 Credits
  • Specialisation Courses Required (SCR) -          15 Credits
  • Specialisation Elective Course (SEC) –          3 Credits
  • Capstone Project (CP) 6 Credits

Total              -         63 Credits

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Semester 3

Year 2

1st Semester

 KMBF 601Financial Institutions and Markets3
 KMBF 603Financial Economics/Econometrics3

   Semester 4

Year 2

2nd  Semester

 KMBF 602Investment and Portfolio Management3
KMBF 604Financial Risk Management3
 KMBF 606Corporate Financial Strategy3
Capstone ProjectKMBA 602Capstone Project6
  Select one Elective 
 KMBF 608International Finance3
 KMBF 612Project Finance3



Aims and Objectives:

To develop a broad understanding of financial concepts and tools through:

  • Objective 1.1: Knowledge of financial theories within the primary areas of finance;
  • Objective 1.2: Utilization of problem-solving skills within the finance setting;
  • Objective 1.3: Application of financial analysis tools and techniques to decision making;
  • Objective 1.4: Consideration of the effect of global influences on the financial decision-making process

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this programme students should be able to:

  1. Apply the fundamental concepts and tools of finance.
  2. Apply financial management concepts and tools to the decisions faced by a manager in investment decisions.
  3. Apply financial management concepts and tools to the financing decisions and dividend decisions faced by the firm.
  4. Evaluate the corporate governance structure of firms and examine the interactions, from a governance perspective, between firm management, financial markets and stakeholders.
  5. Appraise the risk profile of firms; specifically, estimate the costs of capital, including debt and equity capital, using financial data.
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Admission Requirements

This is a rigorous 2-year programme. Students take such courses as Financial Management, Analysis of Financial Markets, Investment Management, and Economics. In the second year, in addition to courses in finance and other areas, students also write a two-semester long essay under supervision.


Professors at Knutsford will push you to do more, think more and learn more. It's what they do — and it's why their students love them.


The MBA in Finance is open to recent college graduates who may have an undergraduate degree in business. The programme will give students a solid foundation with the core skills and knowledge needed to launch a career in Finance.


The Career and Professional Development department of Knutsford University College is committed to the growth and achievement of our graduates. It provides hands-on guidance, career-building tools, and access to an extensive network of students, alumni, and employers.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office at Knutsford Business School is committed to assisting students to explore and understand all the financial aid options that are available to help you manage your financial planning and ensure that you are able to achieve your educational goals.

Learning Outcome

Graduates of the master's programme in Finance will demonstrate a values-based curriculum focused on personal and professional growth.

Master of Business Administration (Finance)

MBA Programmes Overview

Our graduate programmes are tailored to ensure that students develop to become professionals who can manage ethically, responsibly and holistically in a range of organisations in an increasingly global and rapidly changing environment. We pride ourselves in the knowledge that our graduates, upon completion, are successful in almost all spheres of business, industrial, community and professional life, contributing effectively to local, national and international development.

The School believes that its first responsibility is to the students (student-centred education), staff, alumni and all other stakeholders.  The SGSR strives to be vibrant and progressive in the drive of the University towards excellence in the global context.

The SGSR commences with the following programmes:

  • MBA Accounting Option
  • MBA Finance Option
  • MBA Marketing Option
  • MBA Human Resource Management Option

The Knutsford School of Graduate Studies and Research is determined to adequately meet the expectations of all students for graduate studies. The School looks forward to welcoming all prospective students.

Boost Your Career in Finance

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Managing Risk in Organizations

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Impact of Globalization on Business

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MBA Leadership Seminar

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Academic Excellence

Prepare For What's Next

Master's degrees from accredited MBA programmes are in high demand in the business world, and employment in master’s-level occupations is projected to grow by almost 17 percent from 2016 to 2026. A master's degree also pays off: the median salary for professionals with a master's degree is $72,800+.*

*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019; job titles: Monster, 2019


  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Senior Product Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • IT Director
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Business Development Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Senior Financial Analyst

Build Your Career Future

By the time you complete the academic and internship requirements for your Masters of Science in Finance degree, you will be able to:

  • Observe and interpret financial markets to uncover potential opportunities;
  • Apply best practices in financial management to make plans, organize projects, monitor outcomes, and provide financial leadership;
  • Apply best practices to create, evaluate, and rebalance financial portfolios to achieve investment outcomes;
  • Develop and apply financial models and use datasets to make financial decisions;
  • Synthesize concepts from multiple business disciplines to address novel, systems-level business situations;
  • Analyze and evaluate evidence and appraise alternative viewpoints;
  • Apply business theories and concepts to practical problems;
  • Use written, oral, and nonverbal messages to convey ideas, information, and intentions effectively in the business environment;
  • Leverage digital tools to support successful business decision-making, organizational communication, business operations, and customer relations;
  • Use team skills, such as leadership, followership, and human relations, to promote organizational effectiveness and contribute meaningfully to team projects;
  • Diagnose communication issues and evaluate business environments in multinational and multicultural case settings and propose appropriate solutions;
  • Use analytic and quantitative techniques to understand data, make sound inferences, and make well-supported decisions;
  • Participate in community-based projects that make a difference in the civic life of our communities and reflect on the ethical and societal implications of such activities for corporations;
  • Use multiple approaches to generate alternative innovative, organizational change strategies;
  • Develop a personal code of values and ethics that includes, among other things, a commitment to understanding yourself and others; and
  • Diagnose your own learning needs and formulate goals and strategies to seek knowledge from multiple sources.

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