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From SMEs to global enterprises, local councils to international charities, every organisation needs effective, knowledgeable and skilled managers. Graduates of our BSc (Hons) Business Management (Finance) also receive the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management – this impressive dual-award offers an excellent start to a career with global opportunities.
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Business management qualifications open doors and are considered essential whether you are looking to pursue a career in business, or achieve higher levels of responsibility in your current work.
Our BSc (Hons) in Business Management (Finance) offers a strong grounding in an essential range of contemporary business management subjects combined with the opportunity to focus your studies in the final year. When you successfully complete the course you’ll also receive the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management and benefit from exemptions from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Diploma in Business and Accounting.
By studying core modules that are common between all our BSc (Hons) Business Management programmes, you’ll be exposed to key concepts in business finance and in areas such as business law, leadership and people management, marketing, strategic management, information systems and big data, project management, innovation and enterprise. This solid foundation will support your advanced studies into specialist areas including financial reporting for management, the practice and regulation of financial accounting, and the role of the finance manager.
Developing your employability is a key focus of this dynamic and flexible programme. Real-life case studies, guest speakers and industry visits are designed to help you to understand the business environment and the needs of employers in local, national and international contexts. We’ll support you to develop sought-after skills such as communication, data analysis, time management, team working and problem solving.
We also aim to help you develop lifelong learning skills so that you can take ownership of your professional development for the future, maximising your potential for success.
Graduates of the BSc (Hons) Business Management (Finance) pathway will receive a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute).
The Level 5 Diploma is the CMI’s benchmark qualification and offers the quickest exemption route towards Chartered Manager (CMgr MCMI) status. Chartered Manager status is only awarded by the CMI and is the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession.
Additionally, graduates of the BSc (Hons) Business Management (Finance) pathway will benefit from exemptions from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Diploma in Business and Accounting.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
Our dual award BSc (Hons) Business Management (Finance) course is designed to provide a broad understanding of business functions within the business and commercial world with the opportunity to develop expertise in the specific area of finance and accounting.
The course offers you a route into general management as well as the specialist area of business finance, so you can tailor your skills and knowledge to pursue your chosen career. Areas such as supply chain management, enterprise, marketing, law, retail and people management would also be open to you. The dual qualification gained on successful completion of this course is designed to enhance your employability in your preferred field of management.
In addition to nurturing academic and sector specific knowledge, the programme aims to support your development of key employability skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and data analysis. Overall, the course aims to give you an essential appreciation of the skills needed to thrive and adapt in the changing world of work.
Graduates with specialist business finance knowledge underpinned by a broader understanding of how businesses and managers operate have a competitive advantage when entering employment or self-employment. As a graduate of this course, you’ll be equipped to enter a wide range of business and management roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Possessing knowledge of business finance legislation, policy and practice is particularly valuable for management roles in the banking and finance sector. Alternatively, you’ll be well placed to embark on careers in areas such as retail management, human resource management, marketing, customer service management, advertising, merchandising, logistics and supply chain management.
You may choose to undertake further study in order to develop your expertise in a particular area. A wide range of postgraduate and professional development courses are available in accountancy and finance, as well as areas such as human resources, marketing, supply chain management, law, computing and international business management. Studying for an MBA is also another option.
Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping stone to enter a range of other careers, and for some of these roles, both relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Some of these careers include:
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021-2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
Lectures will be used to introduce the core course content, while seminars will allow you to explore subjects in greater detail. Tutorials offer space for you to ask any questions you have, ensuring you understand the topics covered in the lectures and seminars. We use case studies and practical scenarios as a means to help you learn to apply academic theory to real-life practical scenarios, allowing you to gain insights into contemporary practice in a working business environment. You’ll also be expected to undertake considerable guided independent study; for instance, library research and background reading, preparing for seminar and tutorial activities, and working on assignments.
Furthermore, you’ll be expected to adopt work-based learning as part of your employment or during a work experience placement.
Guest lectures and presentations by a variety of visiting speakers from relevant employment areas will offer you the chance to further develop your knowledge and understanding.
In terms of assessment, you can expect time constrained exams, essays, reports, presentations, portfolios, and others. These contribute to your final module mark and allow you to demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes.
We also use other forms of assessment to help you learn, provide you with feedback, and inform your development. These do not, however, count towards your final module mark.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 42%, Practical exams 32%, Written exams 26%|
|Level two||Coursework 67%, Practical exams 25%, Written exams 8%|
|Level three||Coursework 66%, Practical exams 15%, Written exams 19%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 66%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 34%|
|Level two||Guided independent study 66%, Placement/study abroad 17%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 17%|
|Level three||Guided independent study 77%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 23%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
Associate Lecturer in Accountancy with Business, Institute of Management. Programme Lead Accountancy
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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