MBA (Finance) (Blended Learning)

Arden University

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Designed for practising managers looking to take the step upwards to a strategic role, the MBA Finance provides a distinctive path for developing new skills and will also help you to develop a critical and detailed understanding of the role of finance management within organisations.

Working across a wide range of management disciplines - with ideas and experiences derived from organisations and thought leaders across the world - you will have the opportunity to relate theory to practice, adding immediate value to yourself and your organisation.

Blended Learning

You can complete this course at one of our study centres in Birmingham, Manchester or London, over two years with only one three-hour evening session a fortnight. As well as your fortnightly class, you’ll have access to our unique online learning platform. There, you will be able to reinforce your learning through a lively combination of discussion forums, guided group work, podcasts, narrated presentations and online lectures. 90% of our students work alongside their study and we have designed this course so that you can achieve your qualification without having to press pause on your life or career.

Benefits of a blended MBA

MBA’s have been around a long time but we have brought it up to date in consultation with students and employers to create the type of graduates needed. You will study the core management disciplines in an integrated way so you can hone your skills in delivering strategy and change.

  • Just one three-hour evening seminar a fortnight in our London, Birmingham or Manchester study centre.
  • Online and on-campus student support
  • Great value and a postgraduate loan covers the entire cost of the course
  • Graduate in just 2 years


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

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must normally have either:

  • A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent, plus 2 years suitable work experience.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. 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 experiences.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have an undergraduate degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our undergraduate degree programmes. We offer online degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. Please click here to see our available online degrees.

Already completed an award with the CMI or ILM?

We recognise your completed study, so you might be entitled to an exemption towards your MBA with Arden – saving you time and money.

We are happy to individually consider other professional or academic awards to see whether we can grant exemptions. Our Admissions staff will be happy to advise you.

Where our modules map directly to courses studied by the professional bodies we have listed the specific modules you would be exempt from – where there is no defined curriculum we have stated the maximum credit volume we might exempt. Get the full list of exemptions on our dedicated information page or speak to our admissions team.

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