Programme Brief




The globally recognized Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MSc. Financial Management is targeted at finance professionals and other professionals who want to develop a career in financial management, and who require a wide-ranging understanding of financial techniques and their application - but do not require high-level mathematical understanding of finance theories.

This ACTT-recognized MSc. Financial Management programme encompasses five core courses and four elective courses in Finance. All courses are industry-relevant and practical in nature and taught by excellent and experienced lecturers.

Careers in finance depend upon a strong understanding of the foundations of finance, investment behaviour and the dynamic nature of finance, and the MSc. will provide a strong preparation for a career in a wide variety of positions within the finance profession.

Students are drawn to this popular MSc programme by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge, its flexibility and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects. 

Our flexible programme structure and affordable payment plans are ideal for anyone wishing to attain a high-quality Master’s qualification. 

Assessments for all courses are currently facilitated via Timed Online Coursework. No assignment or final thesis is applicable for this programme.

ACCA members may attain exemptions when they matriculate for the MSc. in Financial Management or the MBA programme offered by Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

Entitlement to credit transfer or exemption will be assessed on an individual basis. 


About Heriot-Watt University



Overview of the MBA and MSc pathways


Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 50 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2024 UK University League Table. In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year.



• Registration for the January 2024 semester commences on November 6th, 2023
• The January 2024 semester starts on January 14th, 2023
• The Online Master's Information Session will be held on November 25th, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for an interactive session to obtain detailed insight into our industry respected Master's programmes.
Meet our experienced Faculty and hear from our Alumni on their journey to success.
You will be given the opportunity to directly engage lecturer, alumni and administrative staff with your questions and/or queries.

Book your space today! Email us at indicating your full name, email address and contact number.


Master's Online Tuition Schedule: January 2024


  • 2.5 Years
  • Champs Fleurs

A recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification.

Alternatively, entry can still be gained by passing three MSc FM core courses, one of which must be Financial Decision Making.

Online Registration for the January 2024 semester will be available from November 6th, 2023.
Click here to access the registration process.

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You can WhatsApp us at 769-4510 or 769-4737.


Passes are required in five core and four elective courses.

Our MSc FM PROPOSED ORDER SEQUENCE will assist with course selection.



There are three (3) EBS Examination Diets: April, August and December

However, SBCS Tuition Semesters remains January – April/May and July – October/November.

All examinations will be delivered as ‘Timed-Online-Coursework’.

Information regarding the examination registration and re-schedule deadline dates will be provided once registered.

Table of Requirements:

 Assessment Type Timed-Online-Coursework
 Assessment format Online
 Scope of work required 3-4 hours
 Duration Submit within 24-hour window
 Permissible file type for submission Word-based file (and submit as Word-based. No conversion please)  
 Submit Handwritten based file?  Not permissible in all sections and all question types (will be rejected)
 Diagrams drawn Avoid where possible. However, if any are necessary, they should be   of very limited use, and only submitted within a Word-based file

– Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh



For further information on exemptions, please see below link:

If you have any questions regarding the exemption and credit award policy, specifically in relation to your own qualifications, please contact Edinburgh Business School ( before submitting a formal application.