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The Strathclyde MSc Finance in Oman

The University of Strathclyde Business School’s MSc in Finance programme is now being offered in Oman on a distance learning basis in collaboration with College of Banking and Financial Studies.

This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as corporate finance, security analysis, portfolio management, the management of options, futures and other derivatives, treasury management, the management of financial institutions and markets, and financial decision-taking in the public sector.

For those already working in finance, the course will enhance their effectiveness by covering the latest developments in the field, encouraging them to question traditional rules and techniques and take an analytical approach to practical problems and decision taking.

How does the programme work?

This course has been taught for more than forty years, though it has been reviewed and restructured over this period. It was one of the first MSc. degrees in Finance to be offered in the UK and it continues to be highly ranked in the Financial Times league tables and graduates from the programme are employed in nearly all the major international financial institutions. The programme is has been taught on a part time/open learning basis for almost twenty years, and staff of Strathclyde are well experienced in teaching on this basis.

How is the course assessed?

The MSc. will be offered in Oman through the College of Banking and Financial Studies. Strathclyde’s relationship with the Institute is well established and it has successfully offered the University’s MBA for a number of years. It will provide the local administration for the degree and will hold counselling sessions, arranging the teaching sessions undertaken by the Strathclyde staff, and the examinations. Whilst final decisions on applications will be taken by the University of Strathclyde the staff of the Institute will be able to offer guidance and advice to potential applicants.

How long will it take?

The course will be taught on a part time basis over two years, with the next intake in September 2015. It will cover the same syllabus as the course provided at the University of Strathclyde and students in Oman will take the same examinations as those on the full time course 


UK students are required to have a good honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent (in economics, accounting, business studies, maths, statistics, or computing) or an equivalent professional qualification. Applicants in Oman will be judged on an equivalent basis. An IELTS score of 6.5 (with no one section below 5.5) will also be required for entry.

Our credentials speak for themselves


Accreditation is a good guide to how a business school is regarded by its peers. Strathclyde has gained full international accreditation, with all three accrediting bodies around the world - EQUIS (Europe), AMBA (International MBA quality assurance) and AACSB (North America) - approving the school as offering excellent management education.

As one of only 68 business schools in the world with this standing, and the only business school in Scotland to be accredited so highly, Strathclyde continues to lead the way in high quality business education.

We also hold excellent ratings for both our research and the quality of our teaching.

AMBA (The Association of MBAs)

All Strathclyde MBA programmes are accredited by AMBA and all students are eligible to join after enrolment on an MBA course. 

EQUIS (European Foundation for Management Development)

Strathclyde is one of only 24 UK business schools to receive EQUIS accreditation. 

AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Strathclyde received accreditation from this prestigious body in December 2003.

Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6116/6105/6117


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