Master of Financial Management

Master of Financial Management

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February, August
International tuition: NZ$41,250
Domestic tuition: NZ$14,616

Program overview

Financial management is a significant discipline that is practised by thousands of professionals around the globe, and has a major impact on organisational and economic performance. The Master of Financial Management (MFM) at UC equips graduates without an accounting or finance background with specialist knowledge and skills, applicable to managing financial processes and information in today’s fast-paced business world. Courses will draw on academic research to provide students with historically and culturally grounded knowledge in accounting and financial management. Students will engage with academics researching financial management and related subjects, and will also have the opportunity to undertake applied research. The MFM sits within the Business Taught Masters programme as a suite of taught master’s degrees that cater for graduates with a background in an unrelated field. The MFM programme contains core and elective courses as follows: nine compulsory courses from Group 1 a total of 45 points from Groups 2 and 3, with at least 15 points chosen from Group 2 The degree consists of 180 points, which is made up of nine compulsory courses (15 points each) and 45 points of elective courses.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Students must have a bachelor's degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses, or equivalent, and been approved by the Dean of Business. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

The MFM will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to be a business analyst, investment analyst, and cost/management accountant; occupations that are rated by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment | Hīkina Whakatutuki as having both high income potential and strong demand for graduates. An MFM can lead to a career in financial management, particularly business and financial analyst roles.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand