January intake now open - Apply by Mon 23rd Jan

Our January intake is now open for distance learning and blended learning. Apply this week to secure your place.

Applying is easy and takes just a few minutes. You can click here to complete your application now and then, one of our friendly admissions advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Essentials

Good financial management is key to any business achieving its strategic objectives. In this course as well as developing a broad understanding of business activity you will learn the major tools and theory of financial management, and how to apply these to real business situations.

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CMI Membership included:

You’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of resources.

Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N10F
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (Finance) (CMI)
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Business Degrees
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

During this course you will not only study accounting and basic economics, but also gain an understanding of the design and operation of financial systems, the measurement and management of risk, and the possibilities for improving the performance of a business through good financial decision making.

Modules are:

Level 4

  • Developing Personal and Management Skills
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Principles of Marketing
  • People in Organisations
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Management Accounting

Level 5

  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Business Processes
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Auditing

Level 6

  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Self and Others
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Other options include:

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Careers Impact

Upon successfully completing this degree, you’ll be ready for a role in a wide range of sectors, for example, retail, manufacturing, banking, accounting or finance.

A solid grounding in business management as well as good financial knowledge is a significant advantage in the workplace. Candidates with financial planning and accounting skills as well as a good grip of general management principles have high value to many employers.

What skills will I develop?

Studying for a BA (Hons) Business (Finance) will equip you with a range of transferable skills. These include:

  • Numerical skills and the ability to research, interpret and analyse business and financial data
  • The ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
  • Effective problem-solving
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills
  • The ability to engage in professional debate
  • The ability to self-manage and work independently and productively
  • Time-management and organisational skills
  • Presenting information clearly in a variety of formats
  • Confident understanding of problem solving skills

So, where can you go after Uni?

Some roles you might consider are:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Assistant
  • Buying Assistant
  • Accounting Technician
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Company Secretary
  • Stockbroker

Some industries you could explore are:

  • Business
  • Corporate tax
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Investment

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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