Manchester Metropolitan University

Financial Planning and Business Management

This part-time, professionally-focused course has been developed to offer thought-leaders in the financial planning sector the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Financial Planning profession. You will study financial planning concepts, critically examine theories and models, and engage in applied research.

Throughout the research process, you will work with like-minded individuals and receive one-to-one supervision from academic staff with expertise in the financial planning arena, culminating in the submission of your dissertation.

You will be supported by staff with an appreciation of the issues being addressed by financial planning communities, with research expertise underpinned by academic study, professional qualifications, and several years of experience in supervising and supporting individuals with little or no previous experience of the rigours of academic research.

Study this part-time course around your existing commitments. There are two entry routes based upon your current experience and qualifications:
- Chartered Financial Planners study 120 credits, with the first 30 credits studied online, and the remaining 90 credits studied part-time on campus.

- Fellows of the Personal Finance Society, or equivalent, study the 90 credit programme only, part-time on campus.

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Advanced standing - 120 credit programme:
You will have gained the Chartered Financial Planner qualification or equivalent.

Advanced standing - 90 credit programme:
You will have gained Fellowship of the Personal Finance Society or equivalent.

In addition:
• You must have a minimum of four years of relevant management experience.
• You must be engaged in formal continuing professional development (CPD) activities


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time February 2018 10 10 Months

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