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The Project Finance MBA

The only online specialist project finance MBA

18th September 2017 for 24 Months

Distance Learning

The specialist modules of this course have been designed to:

  • Equip the student with a strong theoretical and practical framework to permit him/her to analyse complex projects from first principles.
  • Develop a deep understanding of how debt and equity are balanced within project financing structures.
  • Develop an appreciation in breadth and depth of the core financial documents and commercial contracts employed in the sector.
  • Provide a full understanding of the potential sources of finance for different types of project.
  • Build a detailed knowledge of modern project finance practice and an understanding of how government and parastatal bodies’ roles and activities impinge upon the financing of projects.
  • Allow the student to develop an appreciation of why projects fail and how ailing / failing projects can be addressed.

Course Structure:

The course takes place over 24 months and comprises seven units plus either an Applied Project (60 credits) or two further units plus a Business Transformation Project (30 credits).

Programme Delivery:

The programme is delivered using the Middlesex University learning management system. This is a sophisticated 24-hour online portal which gives you the flexibility to study whilst meeting your work and other commitments. Blending a variety of resources and interaction methods, the programme can be completed from home, work or even whilst travelling.


To complete the programme successfully you must pass the mandatory modules and your chosen pathways. Individual module assessment will incorporate written coursework, online assessment and individual and group projects. Participation through the virtual learning environment with tutors and fellow students is compulsory and assessed in order to encourage regular contributions by all students.


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Enrolment Deadline: 14 August 2017
Start Date: 18 September 2017
Duration: 24 months, delivered by Distance Learning
Certification: MBA Certificate
Validated by Middlesex University
Fees: £14, 800 (this includes a £400 application fee required at the time of application)
Early Booking Discount: Book before 2nd June 2017 and receive £1000 off the course fee.

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IFF has teamed up with Middlesex University London to combine leading project finance academics and industry experts with an innovative, flexible and inspiring educational experience. This is a Middlesex University programme and qualification, jointly developed, delivered and assessed by Middlesex and IFF Training, and quality assured by Middlesex University.

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Watch the introduction video to the MBA in International Project Finance

Listen and watch Steve Mills (IFF's Project Finance guru), talk you through the course content and why it is beneficial to gain a deeper knowledge in Project Finance.

Why study for the Middlesex MBA?

Ranked in the Top 100 in the world, the Middlesex MBA engages students with current business theory, strategic leadership skills and practical industry knowledge. The Business Transformation Project allows in-depth research and analysis of an issue affecting your organisation, sector or industry, applying skills gained throughout the programme to deliver valuable results. This delivers a significant return on investment for you - and any sponsor.

Watch Professor Tim Blackman, Vice Chancellor at Middlesex University, outline the focus the University has for global courses delivered on and off campus by online distance learning.

Find out more about Middlesex University here


The MBA can benefit your employer by:

  • Significantly enhancing your capabilities across a range of areas such as business management, people management, project management, strategic thinking, innovation and change
  • Improving your ability to operate at a more strategic level and contribute beyond your own functional specialism
  • Providing an opportunity for a cost-effective management development programme
  • Allowing the flexibility to study and participate without absence from the workplace
  • Presenting the opportunity to gain value for your organisation through your Business Transformation Project, providing significant research into a relevant business issue


Distance learning, e-learning and blended delivery

We can tailor this course and its delivery to match your requirements. Whether it is a complete distance learning course or blended learning, we will ensure that our dedicated team and professional trainers will produce and deliver the perfect training programme.

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Richard Jones, Programme Leader, Middlesex University
Richard Jones

Programme Leader

Middlesex University

Anna Kyprianou, Dean and Vice Chancellor of the  Business School, Module Leader, Executive Leadership, Middlesex University
Anna Kyprianou

Dean and Vice Chancellor of the Business School, Module Leader, Executive Leadership

Middlesex University

Lakshmi Vedanthachari, Module leader Project and BTP, Middlesex University
Lakshmi Vedanthachari

Module leader Project and BTP

Middlesex University

Paul Griseri, Director of MBA programmes, Middlesex University
Paul Griseri

Director of MBA programmes

Middlesex University

Steve Mills, Project Finance Consultant,
Steve Mills

Project Finance Consultant

Edward Bace, Module Leader, Corporate Finance, Middlesex University
Edward Bace

Module Leader, Corporate Finance

Middlesex University

Stephane Bignoux, Business Strategy tutor, Middlesex University
Stephane Bignoux

Business Strategy tutor

Middlesex University

Ioannis Bournakis, Programme Leader, Research Methods ,
Ioannis Bournakis

Programme Leader, Research Methods

Firoozeh Ghaffari, Head of Department, Accounting & Finance, Middlesex University
Firoozeh Ghaffari

Head of Department, Accounting & Finance

Middlesex University

Sylvia Gottschalk, Director of Programmes, Banking & Finance , Middlesex University
Sylvia Gottschalk

Director of Programmes, Banking & Finance

Middlesex University

Nathalie van Meurs, Module leader Management Perspectives, Middlesex University
Nathalie van Meurs

Module leader Management Perspectives

Middlesex University

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