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The first year of the Business and Finance BSc (Hons) course provides an opportunity to experience all aspects of business and personal finance , before choosing a greater level of specialisation in the later years of the course, providing that each year of the course is successfully completed in order to reach this stage.
You will study the foundation subjects of business and ﬁnance, including the fundamentals of business, an introduction to ﬁnance, business economics and marketing. Alongside this, you will also have the opportunity to develop your numeracy and IT skills.
In your second year there is a greater emphasis on ﬁnance, business management and leadership. There is a focus on helping you to develop research skills in this year in preparation for a ﬁnal year research project on a topic of your own choosing, and a module designed to give you the opportunity to gain employability skills specific to finance.
We focus on threshold concepts, for example, the relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate, books of accounting entry, marginal costing, opportunity cost, finance theory and market forces. These concepts unlock the basic principles of business and finance theory, allowing you the opportunity to view these functions in a wider real-world context.
The final year of study offers you the chance to pick an optional module, designed to enable you to develop specialist knowledge in areas like investment analysis or e-commerce, depending on the path you wish to follow in your potential future career. You will be required to conduct a project; students often choose a specific contemporary issue of interest to them.
Examples of previous topics chosen include impact of financial crisis on financial markets and effect of regulation on financial services.
Our current close links with major employers ensure the course remains responsive to the need of potential employment sectors. Upon successfully completing this course you can gain a degree in business and finance which gives you the opportunity to access a range of potential graduate positions around the world – in for example:
Our past graduates have progressed to careers across a wide spectrum of industry sectors: