Master of Business Administration (Finance)

Study level
1 to 5 years
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Master of Business Administration (Finance)

Course Overview

Prove you have the leadership skills to succeed with an MBA (Finance). With this Masters, you’ll blend broader business management topics with a specialist focus on financial management. You’ll learn from ideas and experiences taken from organisations and thought leaders across the world. And most importantly, you’ll put your learning into practice, providing immediate value to yourself and your employer.

Our MBA (Finance) course is designed to bring out your best qualities as a manager and leader, by providing you with plenty of opportunities to apply what you learn to your role. You’ll cover management, HRM and finance, learning how they relate to each other and building your strategic understanding of the commercial environment. As with all our degrees, this course is strongly career-focused, and has been developed by industry experts with the needs of experienced professionals in mind. When you complete this course, you’ll do so as a well-rounded, senior professional, ready to take on your next leadership challenge.

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Arden courses are designed so that you can study additional programmes alongside them. Find out more about how you can study an additional industry certified course alongside your studies.

By giving you the chance to learn more about a range of business management disciplines, and to put this learning into you practice, we’re helping you develop your leadership skills. So you’re ready to take your career to the next level.


  • Financial Management
  • Reporting Corporate Performance
  • Personal & Business Transformation
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Sustaining the Business
  • Research Project

How do we assess you?

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:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Proposals
  • Business plans 

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.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


To be eligible for this MBA (Data Analytics) course, you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent
  • 2 years’ suitable work experience

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted

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.

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Before getting started with any degree, it’s always nice to know exactly who you’ll be learning from and spending time with. The MBA (Finance) course is taught by The School of Business & Management. This department is made up of a group of experienced, qualified and enthusiastic tutors who design the courses alongside leaders from the business community. 

Getting ready to progress to a senior management role? Our MBA (Finance) degree will equip you with the skills you need, from strategic thinking through to leadership. The specialist skills you will develop are highly valued by private and public sector organisations. Alternatively, if you want to continue your academic development, our MBA (Finance) degree provides a strong foundation for PhD-level study.

What can the MBA (Finance) do for me?

If you’re already working in a professional role and looking to take the next step to senior management, the MBA (Finance) will help you to develop and demonstrate the skills you need. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Demonstrate your planning, problem-solving and strategic-thinking skills
  • Become a confident communicator in all business scenarios
  • Develop your financial management knowledge and skills
  • Develop deep knowledge in your chosen specialist area
  • Develop the ability to take a wider-world perspective on issues such as diversity and ethics
  • Completed projects and activities that have had a positive impact on your organisation

What can I do after Arden University?

Where do you want to go next? Our MBA (Finance) prepares you for senior and leadership roles, whether you choose to stay with your current employer or embark on a fresh challenge. 

Prepare for your next step in the professional world

Applying your learning in real-world scenarios is a vital part of our MBA (Finance). You’ll have the chance to do this through presentations, reports and your own in-depth research project. Combined, these allow you to demonstrate a whole host of business and leadership skills including problem-solving at a strategic level, effective team-working, and the ability to be adaptable to business challenges. You’ll also be applying what you learn directly to your day-to-day role, so you’ll be able to demonstrate immediate impact and value to your employer. 

Beyond the day-to-day, the MBA (Finance) also allows you to take a world view of business issues, demonstrating that you understand global issues, diversity and ethical questions. All critical topics for leadership.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you 24/7. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll receive direction at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

At Arden University, we make it easy to achieve your degree, regardless of any other commitments you may have. Our online learning model is designed to give you the freedom you need by fitting your studies around your lifestyle - so you can work at a time and pace that suits you.


I’ve found the Arden MBA 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.

Simon Henry
Simon Henry
MBA Online
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Online Learning

How does it work?

With Online Learning, your study schedule is flexible. You decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. This makes it an ideal way to learn if you need to fit study around a busy professional schedule. Collaboration is a key part of the Arden online learning experience. You’ll be able to communicate with your tutor and classmates through online forums and email, so you’ll never feel like you’re learning alone.