Finance

BSc single honours or in combination with another subject Finance 2016/17

With financial issues regularly making headline news, there is no better time to study finance. Offered in combination with either Accounting, Business Studies, Human Resource Management or Marketing within the Business Suite, the BSc (Hons) in Finance analyses and explores contemporary developments and innovation in corporate finance, financial decision-making, financial analysis and financial markets. It is an excellent preparation for ‘city’ careers in financial services, banking, accounting as well as wider business roles.

The first year of study provides a varied and interesting introduction to the business environment in the key areas of management, financial accounting, marketing, economics, and quantitative analysis. It provides the essential foundation on which the financial specialisms are based.

Year 2 builds on the concept and practices learned in Year 1 in exploring a variety of subjects that may include International Financial Reporting, Econometrics, Foundations of Finance, Financial Services and Research Methods, plus one option module.

Students in Year 3 continue their development of technical knowledge and expertise and focus on the global dimension in modules that may include International and Multinational Finance, Corporate Finance, Securities and Investment Analysis and Strategic Management plus two option modules.

Knowledge, critical analysis and interpersonal skills are developed throughout the programme through lectures, seminars, workshops, guest speakers and a variety of assessment modes which satisfy academic professional and commercial requirements.

Finance is the gateway to careers and further study at professional or Masters level in a range of areas such as banking, financial services, and accounting. With a focus on employability, the Business School has established links with professional and industrial specialists to enrich the programme and provide essential support and advice to its students. Excellent mentoring by our experienced team will guide and prepare students for the challenges and demands of a professional career in the financial services.

Single Honours Modules

Year 1

Core:

  • People Management in the 21st Century
  • Contemporary Business Issues
  • Financial Accounting for Professionals
  • Marketing Principles & Practice Economics
  • Applied Statistics for Business and Management
  • Economics

Year 2

Core:

  • International Financial Reporting
  • Research Methods
  • Econometrics
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Financial Services

Choose one option from:

  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • e-Business
  • Project Management
  • Developing Sustainable Enterprise
  • Work Based Learning
  • Human Resource Management

Year 3

Core:

  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Security Investment Analysis
  • International and Multinational Finance

Choose two options from:

  • Introduction to Securities
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • Individual Study
  • Business Ethics
  • Knowledge Management
  • Service Management
  • Marketing: Culture and Communication

Combined Honours Modules

Year 1

Core:

  • People Management in the 21st Century
  • Contemporary Business Issues
  • Financial Accounting for Professionals
  • Marketing Principles & Practice Economics
  • Applied Statistics for Business and Management
  • Economics

Year 2

Core:

  • International Financial Reporting
  • Research Methods
  • Econometrics
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Financial Services

Choose one option from:

  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • e-Business
  • Project Management
  • Developing Sustainable Enterprise
  • Work Based Learning
  • Human Resource Management

Year 3

Core:

  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Security Investment Analysis
  • International and Multinational Finance

Choose two options from:

  • Introduction to Securities
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • Individual Study
  • Business Ethics
  • Knowledge Management
  • Service Management
  • Marketing: Culture and Communication

Fees

The 2015/16 and 2016/17 annual tuition fees for this course are:

 UK/EUOverseas*
Full-time

£9,000**

£11,000

Full-time
(placement year or year abroad)

£1,350

UK/EU students who choose the full-time course with the Professional Placement Year as an option will be charged a UK/EU tuition fee of £1,350 during that year.

Price on application

Part-time

N/A

N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

UK/EU full-time tuition fees for this course are set in line with the current maximum regulated tuition fee levels permitted by the UK Government.

Overseas full-time tuition fees for this course may be subject to an annual inflationary increase in every year where the course lasts more than one year. 

*Overseas fee scholarships may be available for eligible students. For further information please contact fees@canterbury.ac.uk or the International Office: ipo@canterbury.ac.uk .

**Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2015/16 and 2016/17 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,000 in Year 0.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

The overall learning, teaching and assessment strategy is tailored to the requirements of employers for those who wish to pursue a career in marketing in a digital media environment, as well as providing a platform for students who want to continue in higher education at Masters level. The emphasis of the programme is aimed at developing interpersonal skills, to encourage students to undertake both group and independent research and develop report writing skills that are easy to read and add value. It is expected that by the end of the programme students are competent enough to communicate ideas to different audiences, undertake ad hoc projects and have report writing skills that conform to industry standards.

Students are assessed using a variety of assessment techniques including reports, essays, group work, presentations, exams, case study analysis, computer based assessment and practical projects or exercises.

Fact file

UCAS code

  • N300 Finance
  • N301 Finance with Professional Placement (4 years)
  • NN34 with Accounting
  • NN32 with Business Studies
  • NN36 with Human Resource Management
  • NN37 with Marketing

Length

  • 3 years (or 4 years with Professional Placement) full-time

Entry requirements

Location

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