Economics & Finance
Business and Finance (with Placement Year)
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Business and Finance (with Placement Year)

University of Worcester
Worcester, Great Britain
1301 Points
4 Years

Program Description

Set yourself up for a future career in the well-paid finance sector by developing competence in business finance and general management. This course gives you access to regular coaching, specialist academic staff, business leaders, and the professional financial services network, including exemptions from ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA and Associate Membership of the IFA.

You’ll gain an insight into general management and access a wide range of optional modules that complement your development as a specialist in financial management. Subject expertise in business and finance (including contemporary issues such as globalisation, global trade, governance and sustainability) signal that you are a numerate, astute and commercially-focused graduate.

Active experience through applied projects, placements and internships will enable you to demonstrate the business knowledge, commercial acumen and professional skills valued by employers. You can also experience international cultures and develop a global mind-set through options to work and study abroad.

• As placements are paid by the employer at minimum wage plus these costs can be covered by the student’s wage.
• During this year you will pay 10% of normal academic fees to the University.
• You are provided with a placement tutor, and have access to the advice of the full placement team, as well as all University student support and services.
• You may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check for your placement.

Entry Requirements

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High School Diploma (or equivalent)
IB Diploma
English Level
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (Apolytirion from General Lyceum)
Student Visa

Other Acceptable Qualifications:

  • BTEC Qualifications (QCF): Considered either on their own (Extended Diploma or Diploma) or in combination with other qualifications (Subsidiary Diploma or Certificate).
  • European Baccalaureate: a minimum score of 60%.
  • Professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Previous Study or Experience:

  • Students with relevant previous study at HND or degree level or extensive experience may be considered eligible for Accreditation of Prior Learning.
  • Entry may be possible to Year 2 or 3 of the course, depending upon the qualifications or experience gained. Credit can also be given for individual modules.

Important Information:

  • Applicants with no formal qualifications may be considered for Mature Student Entry Routes.


Year 1


Unlocking Individual Potential

Customer Insight and Marketing

Financial Management

Generation Digital


Data Driven Decisions

Optional language modules

Year 2


Unlocking Organisational Potential

Financial Markets and Investment

The Global Economy


Integrated Marketing Communications

Life-Style Marketing

Market Insight

Essential PR

PR & Campaigning

Value Chain Management

Digital Advertising Applications

Managing Customer Care

Fundamentals of Management Accounting

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

SAGE Accounting

Public Law: The Wider Legal Landscape

Business Law: Rights and Obligations

Micro Economics

Macro Economics

Managing Successful Projects

SME Management

Creating a High Performance Workforce

Developing Employee Talent

Selling & Sales Management

Responsible Business

Digital Content Systems and Ecommerce

Social Commerce

Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Mindset

New Venture Formation

Consultancy and Research Methods

Internship I

Optional language modules

Placement Year

You can choose to take a placement year and convert your degree to a 4-year sandwich degree with virtually all of our full-time Single Honours degrees in Business or Computing by taking a year in industry between your second and final years.

You will be able to apply to spend your placement year at an organisation of your choice, anywhere in the UK. Placement opportunities are available in all business sectors, including marketing, advertising, PR, HR, business management, finance, economics, programming and game design.

Year 4


International Business Strategy

Strategic Financial Management

International Banking and Finance


Digital & Social Media Marketing

Brand Management

International Marketing

Customer Relationship Management

Spin Doctors and Other Persuaders

Advertising and Digital Communications

Corporate Reporting and Performance Management


Employment Law

Applied Economics

The Dark Side of Management

Service Innovation Management

Strategic Challenges for HRM

Coaching and Mentoring

Intercultural Business Perspectives

Saving the Planet, one organisation at a time

Corporate Reputation Management

Digital Business

The Next Big Thing

Business Intelligence and Analysis

Research Project

Consultancy Project

Internship (ii)

Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship



  • Benefit from integrated career coaching throughout your course, where we will support you with preparation of your CV and interview technique.
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to make an immediate impact in your chosen organisation.
  • Develop strategic insight in your chosen specialism so that you can deliver long term value for your chosen organisation.
  • Gain professional body accreditation, exemptions and recognition.
  • Create a portfolio of direct business finance experience through a one-year paid placement, internships, consultancy projects and company visits.
  • Work on live client projects through the Business School's Media Lab.
  • Build your own professional network in business and finance.
  • Learn a foreign language and experience international cultures through opportunities to work and study abroad.
  • Develop your own business through the Business School's Incubato.

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