Financial Management
Financial Management

Online Global MBA (Financial Management)

This specialisation, delivered 100% online through LSBF's online platform, will help you gain the expertise you need to steer the financial future of companies. The Performance Management and Control module will train you in decision-making, budgeting and cost control techniques. You can support your business decisions with published financial statements, using the research and analytical skills granted to you by the Advanced Corporate Reporting module.

You will also learn how to apply management accounting and performance measurement methods to real-life companies. As you do so, you will develop a strategic and comprehensive view of financial management.

Duration: Online 18-36 months
Start dates: January, April, July, October
Campus available: Online

Student Payment Plan available

  • UK undergraduate degree or equivalent – any subject area
  • English levels 5.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands)or equivalent*
  • Relevant work experience is an asset, but no work experience is required

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Stage I Marketing and Business Environment 
Accounting and Managerial Finance
Systems and Operations Management 
Research Methods
Stage II Strategic Management and Leadership 
Corporate Reporting 
Performance Management and Control
Research Methods
Stage III Online Dissertation and Research Methods 

Specialisation Modules**


The Advanced Corporate Reporting module provides you with the research and analytical skills required to prepare published financial statements.

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

  • Discuss the professional and ethical duties of the accountant.
  • Evaluate the financial reporting framework.
  • Advise on and report the financial performance of entities.
  • Prepare the financial statements of groups of entities in accordance with relevant accounting standards, and explain reporting issues relating to specialised entities.
  • Appraise the financial performance and position of entities, and evaluate current developments.
  • Discuss the implications of changes in accounting regulation on financial reporting.

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The module is focused on developing knowledge and skills in the application of management accounting techniques. It covers decision making, budgeting and standard costing, business management and controlling, and other modern techniques.

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

  • Critically analyse principles and trends in performance measurement and control, evaluating their relative importance.
  • Identify different budgeting techniques and evaluate their use in short-term decision making.
  • Analyse the current approach to performance measurement and control in a selected global organisation, and suggest how it could be improved.
  • Appraise the use of performance criteria in not-for-profit and public sector organisations.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

**All specialisations are subject to student demand

Core Modules

Detailed information about the core modules can be found on the online Global MBA Programme Structure page.

Career Direction

Every organisation of any size needs individuals with expertise in financial management. Your knowledge and skills will enable you to achieve positions such as:

  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Planner
  • Performance Manager
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