Business with Financial Management (with placement)

Robert Gordon University


This course is targeted at aspiring and current managers who want to develop their managerial competences with an enhanced understanding of finance theory and corporate financial management. You will develop a range of strategic and finance skills relevant for business decision making within a global environment.

Stage 1:
You will increase your understanding of how and why business operates, and focus on finance theory and the behaviour of financial markets. You will develop your knowledge of the basic elements and techniques of change and resilience as well as reinforce your professional and transferable skills in interpersonal communication and teamwork.

Stage 2:
You will strengthen your expertise in the use of tools and techniques supporting the management of the finances and resources of a business and how they can influence strategic decision-making. You will add to your awareness and understanding of business economics and develop your appreciation of the strategic decisions required in an international context.

Stage 3:
The Capstone module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to integrate master's level knowledge and skills by independently working on an applied academic study or business consultancy project from a degree related discipline. This can take the form of a business plan. Personal and professional skills such as research, oral presentation and teamwork will be developed.

You can do an extended Master’s route, starting in September, on the traditional 1-year route which incorporates a 12 month placement. This route has a duration of 24 months, and will follow the same teaching programme as the 1 year course. You will receive training, guidance and support to support you through the recruitment and selection stages for the jobs on offer from the dedicated Employability and Enrichment Hub team.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in any subject. Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Aberdeen Business School

SCQF Level