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BSc (Hons) Business Management with Finance

Course Overview

This career-focused BSc (Hons) Business Management with Finance degree provides students with an excellent grounding in the practical aspects of business, along with specialisations to help them develop their skills for working in the financial sector, such as corporate mergers and acquisitions, alternative investments and financial derivatives.

Key Information

    Course Name:

    BSc (Hons) Business Management with Finance

    Total Academic Credits :

    360 Credits

    Qualification Awarded:

    BA (Hons) Business Management with Finance

    Awarding Body:

    BPP University

    Professional Recognition:

    Yes - Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

    Academic Level :

    Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)

    Study Mode:

    Full time - Classroom

    Duration :

    3 years or 2 years (accelerated)

    Tuition Fees:

    £7,850 per year (3 year programme) / £11,775 per year (2 year programme)

    Intakes:

    September, January and May

    Work Placement :

    No

    Course Location:

    London City

Academic Entry Requirements

Three A levels with minimum BCC or equivalent qualification for 3 year programme and minimum BBB for 2 year programme

English Entry Requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall score with no components below 5.5

Assessment Methods

Combination of examination, coursework and a supervised independent business research project.

Progression Route

MSc Management with Finance

Career Opportunities

Business Executive, Finance Officer, Finance Manager, Financial Advisor, Financial Analyst in private and public sectors or becoming an entrepreneur

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory

  • Commercial Awareness (15 credits)
  • Professional Practice and Ethics (15 credits)
  • Understanding Financial Statements (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Business Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Business Economics (15 credits)
  • Business Finance (15 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills and Employability - Part 1 (0 credits)
  • English Language Support (0 credits)

 

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Management Knowledge & Information Systems (15 credits0
  • Management in Practice (15 credits)
  • Management Accounting for Business (15 credits)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
  • Business Law (15 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills & Employability - Part 2 (0 credits)


Electives

  • Portfolio Management (15 credits)
  • Digital Business (15 credits)
  • Sales and Personal Selling (15 credits)

 

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Business Integration Project - Part 1 (15 credits)
  • Alternative Investments (15 credits)
  • Leadership (15 credits)
  • Business Integration Project - Part 2 (15 credits)
  • Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills & Employability - Part 3 (0 credits)


Electives

  • Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Service and Operations (15 credits)
  • International Business (15 credits)
  • Apps for Business (15 credits)
  • Company Law (15 credits)
  • Change Management (15 credits)
  • Business Risk Management (15 credits)

 

Reasons for choosing this course

The aims of the degree are to provide the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue and sustain careers in private, public and voluntary sector organisations via an integrated academic and professional training environment. It seeks to develop skills appropriate, but not restricted to, graduate careers in business with the potential for management positions and general employability, including self-employment.

This programme equips its graduates to:

  • Progress towards achieving their goals as an employee, owner / manager or entrepreneur in business or the non-profit sector, or in further study within the academic community
  • Develop academically so that they have a detailed knowledge of business practices in order to meet the changing needs of industry and commerce
  • Critically evaluate the knowledge acquired and utilise it in situations which may be characterised by contested and contradictory information
  • Develop a broad and deep understanding about key business and management areas such as finance, people, operations, information and marketing within the context of the business environmentDevelop relevant transferable and practical skills to enhance their own personal development and employability for lifelong learning
  • Develop relevant transferable and practical skills to enhance their own personal development and employability for lifelong learning

 

Main learning outcomes

  • Comprehensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts underpinning the core business functions of finance, people, operations, information and marketing;
  • Wide appreciation of the various processes, procedures, theories and practices that need to be applied within organisations to achieve successful business related outcomes;
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the concepts and techniques related to business processes within different organisational sectors and the business environment;
  • Critical understanding of the ethical issues which confront contemporary business practice;
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the major theoretical tools and related concepts with an appreciation of the contexts relevant to different subject areas;
  • Analyse internal and external business environments to develop solutions in line with organisational requirements;
  • Critically evaluate situations through the use of reliable and relevant research evidence to assist in the solution of business problems;
  • Synthesise information and ideas drawn from varied sources, and critically evaluate alternative explanations, arguments and theories;
  • Apply the full range of multi-disciplinary approaches, as appropriate to the problem or issue being discussed;
  • Recognise and deal with complex issues using appropriate analytical tools and techniques, anticipating future trends and arguing alternative approaches to solving business related issues;
  • Communicate complex ideas and arguments clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences using a range of media and methods;
  • Demonstrate the ability to be able to plan and self-manage and have originality in tackling and solving problems in a wide variety of business situations while being critical of the outcomes;
  • Critically apply business concepts and frameworks to solve problems in complex environments.