MSc in Finance

Study Duration

1-2 years

Study type

Full-time/ Part-time

Application deadlines

1st September


Muscat University

Title of the Final Award

  1. Masters in Finance,Financial Analysis –Designed using the CFA Program Candidate Body Of Knowledge (CBOK)
  2. Masters in Finance,Management Studies


Programme Aim

The MSc programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete and excel in today’s complex and evolving investment industry. Whether a candidate is an aspiring or a practicing investment professional the programme is designed to cover the fundamentals of investment tools, company valuation and portfolio management. The programme is delivered using a variety of delivery methods including taught modules, practical workshops, careers support and applied business project. Participants have the option of selecting between a number of pathways that serve key areas of specialisations to enrich their degree experiences.


Programme Learning Outcomes

  • Critically understand and apply Ethical and Professional standards in the investment field
  • knowledge and comprehension of investment tools
  • Advanced investment analysis and portfolio management skills
  • knowledge and comprehension of assets valuation concepts and methods
  • Critically understand relevant concepts and theories of different management functions in an ever-changing environment
  • Critical thinking and problem solving for decision making

      Who is it for?

      • Graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in finance and management before seeking their first professional role
      • Professionals with work experience in the area of finance or management who are seeking to take their career to the next level
      • Individuals who want to be taught by faculty who have experience of business and industry and can bring their knowledge to the programme

      Admissions Requirements

      Usually, applicants must hold either a:

      • Minimum of a “Good” undergraduate degree from an Omani institution in a relevant discipline, OR

      • Minimum of a second-class UK honours degree or its equivalant, OR

      • A degree below good or second-class Honours can be considered with minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.

      • A 2 year Diploma holder can be considered with minimum of 6 years relevant work experience subjust to approval from Ministry of Higher Education Research and Innovation 

      A student whose first language is not English will need to provide a certificate of one of the following English language tests:

      • IELTS : Academic test – minimum overall score of 6.0  (Please note that only tests taken within 2 years of the course start date are acceptable.)

      • TOEFL: Internet-based test – minimum score of 78. 


          Post Graduate Diploma (120 credits): 90 core credits, in addition to either: 30 credits for PGDip in Finance Analysis or Management Studies

          MSc Degree (180 Credits) : 90 credits of core modules + 90 credits of pathway-specific modules 

          Disclaimer: Keeping programmes  up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules offered reflect the needs of business and industry and the research interests of staff and, as a result, may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.