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MBA Finance MBA

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Prepare to take your career in business management and finance to the next level with our MBA in Finance.

Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

You want a rigorous grounding in management, strategy and leadership, but also international finance and investment. Our MBA Finance gives you this.

Taking real-world challenges as our starting point, there's a strong focus on practical, hands-on learning, including the option to take a placement in industry.

As a postgraduate student at ARU, you’ll experience an exciting mix of business strategy alongside in-depth finance modules. You’ll be able to enhance your existing skills and ignite your career – whichever direction you wish to take it in.

There’s the option to study with us for two years, and gain valuable experience in Year 2, with a choice of professional experience modules.

Course options

Course options

Full-time course duration: 12 months (September starts), 16 months (January starts).

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Course features

As an MBA Finance student you'll benefit from:

  • access to our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab to put your knowledge into practice in a fully simulated and safe environment
  • the option to gain valuable experience with an industry placement.

Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


Our MBA course will give you solid understanding of the principles of business management and finance, and serve as good preparation for a career in the fast-moving world of business.

It’s your opportunity to learn advanced level skills across a range of financial areas, including working with complex data and using sophisticated mathematical and simulation modelling techniques

You'll be able to manipulate data to aid decision and policy making. You may ultimately work at managerial and directorial levels in a wide range of financial environments.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a PhD programme at ARU. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

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