Executive MBA in Financial Management

Delivered in conjunction with our collaborative partner, the University of Gibraltar.

Executive MBA in Financial Management

Our Financial Management Executive MBA offers business leaders and executives a future-proof and challenging programme of study, which will rapidly expand your academic understanding and practice in financial management.

The programme covers the cutting-edge principles and practices of financial management in a complex business environment. It draws on the core financial functions of business organisations, providing you with both holistic and specific insights into financial management theory, forecasting and practice.

Delivered in partnership with the University of Gibraltar, our online Executive MBA in Financial Management will develop your understanding of financial management theory, forecasting and practice.

You will complete the programme with the confidence and tools to financially report, plan and control the resources of an organisation from a leadership position.

Key Facts

Awarding University

University of Gibraltar


18 months


20 hours/per week


100% Online

Class Size


Career Stage

Middle management

Application Deadline

14th August 2020 (For Sep 2020 start)



Up to £500 off early bird (See T&Cs)

Why Study an Executive MBA in Financial Management?

Our Executive MBA in Financial Management will equip you with the analytical skills and industry fluid mindset to manage the finances of a rapidly growing business. You will also gain access to an exclusive business community of disruptors and analytical thinkers.

This programme will help you:

Transform Your Career

45% of students who successfully complete an EMBA receive a pay rise.

Opportunity to move into a higher-level post within your current employment or professional area.

Set up your own business and venture into self-employment.

Increase Your Confidence

Step up and stand out by demonstrating to employers your capability and self-motivation to learn at a higher level.

Stay at the top of your game by gaining a deeper understanding of management and business.

Boost Your Knowledge

Across the board - Intellectual skills, Practical skills, Transferable skills.

Advance your existing leadership, industry and management experience in the context of business management.

Who is an Executive MBA in Financial Management for?

This programme is for those aspiring business leaders who want to be at the top of their financial management game. The online course is intensive but rewarding and relies on students being collaborative and showing a spark for excellent leadership.

This Executive MBA in Financial Management is aimed at aspiring business leaders who already have management experience. It’s for mid-level managers who want a rapid step-up in challenge and rise to new ranks.

We like students who challenge the status quo, who wake up ambitious and love working with other professionals.

It will provide students with:

  • Contemporary knowledge and understanding of management theory and practice in the context of global Financial Management systems and practice.
  • Theoretical and applied perspectives.
  • The ability to apply knowledge and skills in financial management to various organisations.

How Will I Learn?

We take an andragogical approach to learning. This means the 18-month course is self-directed with guidance from your experienced tutor. This groundbreaking style of learning is inspired by real-life scenarios which you will contribute from your own experience.

You will challenge other students and be challenged. We do not use pedagogical methods (where a student relies entirely on a teacher).

  • Business experience is built upon real-life scenarios and challenges therefore you will develop skills such as leadership, adaptability, critical thinking and self-reflection.
  • You will participate in a combination of module activities that may be group and/or individual based, dependent on the module. This usually occurs within multidisciplinary groups of 15-20 students.

These innovative teaching methods will allow you to seamlessly translate your studies into your everyday challenges.

Our dedicated Student Support Team is also available to help with any problems you may face. From navigating our online platform to advising you on deadlines, our team can assist with any questions or challenges you may have along the way.


The full Executive MBA in Financial Management will be formed of six 20 credit modules (120 credits in total) and a 60 credit student /organisation specific research/capstone project. This is an 18-month programme.

Module 1: Marketing Management (20 credits)

Module Aims

The module aims to introduce students to the principles and practices of marketing. It engages students in the selection and application of relevant marketing theories, conceptual tools and models to assist them in interpreting and solving marketing problems and presenting novel applications of marketing to improve the organisation's value propositions. Primarily it seeks to develop students’ capabilities to effectively direct and manage an organisation's marketing function.

Module Summary

  • Understanding marketing management
  • Developing marketing strategies and plans
  • Creating customer value, satisfaction, and loyalty
  • Analysing consumer and business markets
  • Identifying market segments and targets
  • Creating brand equity and Crafting the brand positioning
  • Marketing through the life cycle
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Relationships loyalty and co-creation
  • Service dominant logic
  • Management of the original and extended marketing mix

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate an organisation's management of its marketing function and develop informed plans to improve it.
  2. Critically reflect upon the application of rapidly emerging marketing practices by various organisations.

Module 2: Leadership and Organisational Behaviour (20 credits)

Module Aims

The aim of the module is to introduce you to the nature and functioning of organisations and the behaviour of individuals and groups within them. It seeks to encourage you to use this knowledge to inform and improve your leadership and management skills and practices.

Module Summary

  • The individual at work
  • Motivation, satisfaction and productivity
  • Group behaviour and leadership
  • Power, authority and conflict in organisations
  • Organisational structure and design
  • Organisational culture
  • Organisational change
  • Wellbeing
  • Employee engagement

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate relevant theories and empirical evidence relating to organisational behaviour.
  2. Critically appraise and evaluate different strategies for management and leadership.

Module 3: Financial Management (20 credits)

Module Aims

This module aims to develop your understanding and interpretation of sound financial management to almost all business decisions in order to understand the impact of this function on the principles and practices of executive management decision making.

Module Summary

  • The terminology of accounting and the structure and content of the main financial statements used by business organisations.
  • The role and use of different financial statements.
  • The use of management accounting techniques for business planning and decision making.
  • Sources of business finance and the role of financial information in the financing of a business.
  • Business budgeting and budgetary control.
  • The use of investment appraisal techniques in retail management.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate, present and prepare financial information in a clear and accurate way.
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the use of financial information for management decision making and control.

Module 4: Strategic Management (20 credits)

Module Aims

The module aims to develop your understanding and application of the principles, practices, models and tools called upon to ensure a holistic, responsible approach to strategic management. It engages students in the selection and application of relevant conceptual tools and models to assist them in interpreting both the business environment and the organisation's resource base to solve problems and presenting novel, sustainable business level strategies.

Module Summary

  • Strategic management philosophies and schools of thought
  • Business Environment Analysis
  • Competitive positioning / rivalry
  • Core Competencies / Resource Based Strategies
  • Generic Business Strategies
  • Strategies for growth / sustainability
  • Stakeholder engagement / positioning
  • Value chain analysis
  • Strategic Change

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate an organisation's management of its approach to strategic function and develop informed plans to improve it.
  2. Diagnose strategic opportunities or problems and critically evaluate strategic choices and viable strategic options to assist them

Module 5: Financial Management Decision Making (20 credits)

Module Aims

The module aims to:

  • develop an in depth understanding, application and use of relevant financial management decision making tools
  • develop an ability to utilise financial techniques to support business planning, management decision making and control.

Module Summary

  • Costing and cost management for decision making
  • Budgeting
  • Making strategic and capital investment decisions
  • Preparation, presentation and use of accounting Frameworks
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Cost behaviours
  • Pricing
  • Economic decision making

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Formulate and Critically evaluate a strategic investment decision
  2. Formulate and Critically evaluate a cash flow forecast for a given organisation

Module 6: Financial Models and Reporting (20 credits)

Module Aims

This module aims to develop students understanding, critical interpretation and use of financial statements to support business planning, strategic management decision making, investment and control.

Module Summary

  • Annual Reports
  • The Context of Financial Statements
  • Frameworks for the presentation of financial statements
  • Reporting financial portion
  • Depreciation
  • International financial reporting standards and systems.
  • Ratio Analysis and criticality
  • Profitability
  • Using cash flow statements

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate different organisations’ financial statements.
  2. Critically evaluate an organisations performance from relevant financial statements.

Capstone Project (60 credits)

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to consolidate students learning acquired through their executive MBA programme into a single financial management capstone project. Students will carry out an independent study on a marketing management topic of their choice. They will have the opportunity to apply the comprehensive theoretical knowledge, understanding and skills that they obtained throughout the executive MBA to an area of financial management within either their own workplace setting or a company of their choosing.

Module Summary

While the main theoretical content of this module will be driven by student choice they will be required to critically analyse key aspects of the financial management function within a firm, that is failing, facing problems or seeking to develop and grow to develop evidence based recommendations as to how the firm will address it present position. In developing recommendations, students are expected to synthesis key business concepts learned through the Executive MBA and demonstrate their real-world application in a financial context.

Projects will be structured in such a way that the experience of students will be enriched and in a manner that provides every student the opportunity to realise the learning outcomes of the module.

Prior to beginning their project, they will also attend three online workshops which will:

  • Recap the key learning outcomes of the module they have studied
  • Evaluate suitable collection, analysis and interpretation of different types of data and evidence
  • Determine effective / evidence-based decision making in organisations for business case development
  • Developing a suitable executive financial management capstone project proposal
  • Producing a capstone project report

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Synthesise knowledge gained during executive MBA Studies and apply these in solving specific Financial management problems.
  2. Develop conceptual understanding of financial management theory and constructs in a way that facilitates systematic search, justification and evaluation of competing courses of action.
  3. Critically evaluate financial information and data (evidence) to inform management decisions.
  4. Apply the principles and practices of financial management to solve a specific management problem or develop new opportunities for growth.

Assessment Methods

There are three components of assessment to assess the learning outcomes of each taught module. These test different elements of learning including critical analysis, management skills, professional reflection and independent / community of practice based study.

Scenarios and discussion

Scenarios reflective of day-to-day work situations will be presented for students to consider and answer every week. Students critically discuss the concepts within their online group discussion forum facilitated throughout the module by their tutor and marked by them at the end of the module.

Students learn by finding relevant literature, reading and critically appraising it; discussing it within the discussion forum and applying it critically to real world examples and your own practice. The content of the scenario is based on the learning outcomes for the module.

The scenarios, reflective portfolio and the group work is carried on as the module progresses which ensures engagement throughout the module.

Reflective Practice

The online learning portfolio requires students to record and critically reflect on their learning. Reflection is an important aspect of the programme since the business executive/manager will be able to spend time considering how their practice compares to the themes being discussed in the module. The tutor provides weekly feedback and marks your work at the end of the module.

Module activity

At the beginning of each module, students are presented with a module assignment. The module activity may take the form of an individual piece of work, such as an essay on a relevant topic, or it may be a group activity such as the creation of a marketing plan.

Entry Requirements

Our digital doors are open to both local and international students from diverse educational and social backgrounds. We offer no international surcharge and believe having a multi-disciplinary and multi-national cohort is best for student development. Typically, applicants for the Financial Management MBA will:

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Course Fees

Total Course Fees for UK & International Students for September 2020 £7,500

Fee payments may be made via the following options:

Deposit payable on acceptance†£834
1st Nov 2020£833
1st Jan 2021£833
1st Mar 2021£833
1st May 2021£833
1st Jul 2021£833
1st Sep 2021£833
1st Nov 2021£833
1st Jan 2021£833

† Deposits are non-refundable