20/05/2020

Categories: Business Management, Retail, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Postgraduate

How to Retrain and Become a Financial Manager

While Postgraduate study isn’t essential for securing financial manager jobs, further education can be useful in enhancing your CV and making you more attractive to prospective employers. An advanced programme like our MSc Accountancy and Financial Management course is also great for business graduates interested in retraining into this lucrative profession.

If you are looking to retrain as a financial manager, here are the steps you need to take.

1. Study a master’s in Financial Management

A master’s degree is the best way of developing your knowledge, giving you a chance to explore the principles and practice of financial management and accounting, and how these should be applied in business. Our programme covers everything from financial reporting and management to issues such as corporate and social responsibility, business ethics, risk and business strategy, financial performance, and taxation/auditing.

2. Enrol in optional modules and focus on your specialism

Developing your skills in certain niche areas can give you a competitive advantage in the workplace. Students with a good honours degree in business or accountancy subjects can enrol in optional modules on our MSc Accountancy and Financial Management course. This will widen your career prospects, giving you an edge in the jobs market. Upon graduation, our dedicated Employability Team will also work with you to put you on the right path to success, and hopefully secure a job in your chosen sector.

3. Get experience and climb the ladder

A master’s degree certainly increases your chances of getting hired, but it’s still very important to work your way up. Getting as much experience as possible is key, and the earlier you start in developing your portfolio, the better. Some students apply for our course with relevant work experience that can be demonstrated in lieu of, or in addition to, the academic entry requirements. So if you’ve already worked in the industry, this course could be ideal for you even without a related Undergraduate degree.  

To find out more, visit our course page for full details. At the University of Bolton, we provide a positive and friendly learning environment so you can reach your potential. Not only do we have relatively small class sizes to ensure students get the attention and support they need, but our tutors offer one-to-one mentorship to get to know you, and to establish your career goals.

We know our students by name, and not their student number, and have an award-winning student services team to support you throughout your time on campus. We also rank No.2 in the UK for Student Satisfaction for Accountancy & Finance Courses (Complete University Guide in 2021). Enrol and join our course in January 2021 to enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe.

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