Finance with Business Communication (Top-up) BA (Hons)

Overview

You’ll get an understanding of finance within a business context, develop valuable cross-cultural business communication abilities and improve your English language skills.

This course will prepare you for a career in many areas of business and finance, such as business development and consultancy, financial planning, investment banking, recruitment and marketing.

What you'll experience

On this top-up course, you’ll:

  • Join the course at either the year 1 or year 2, depending on the level of your previous studies
  • Get a blend of the analytical, technical and commercial knowledge and skills required in business
  • Study with a group of international students to improve your English language skills
  • Be taught by a mixture of professionally qualified staff and expert academic researchers
  • Use the University’s Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse real-time financial market data movements and trade
  • Apply the concepts and skills you learn in real situations
  • Get all the support you need while living in a new country, from our Global Office
  • Join a community with more than 4,000 international and EU students from over 100 different countries

Work experience and career planning

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find other relevant other work experience during your course, including placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that complement your studies and enhance your CV.

Your personal tutor also supports you with your career planning and helps you develop your workplace skills.

What you'll study 

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules in this year are:

  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Business Accounting for Finance
  • Business Communications
  • Business & Markets in a Global Environment
  • English Language Grade 5
  • Financial Investment Project

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core modules in this year are:

  • Advanced Corporate Financial Management
  • Business Communications
  • International Financial Management
  • Independent Study Project
  • Financial Investment Project
  • English Language Grade 6

There are no optional modules in this year.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • workshops
  • practical sessions

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • analysis of topical case studies
  • written reports
  • essays
  • presentations
  • examinations
  • group work
  • your choice of independent research

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job or graduate training programme that puts your skills to work.

You could pursue a career in commerce or use your financial expertise to forge a career within the financial sector.

What can you do with a Finance with Business Communication (Top-up) degree?

Routes our graduates have gone on to include:

  • commercial banking
  • corporate finance
  • financial planning
  • investment banking
  • money management

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level on courses such as MSc Forensic Accounting and MSc Finance or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

BA (Hons), BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Only those who have previously studied at higher education level should apply. Applicants must have completed 1, 2 or 3 years (depending on academic profile) in Higher Education.

For year 2 entry applicants require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 5.5 with no component score below 5.5. For year 3 entry applicants require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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