BA (Hons) Business and Finance

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Course Description


A business degree is a powerful, career-launching qualification, and if you’re interested in a career
in business, combining two subjects will give you sought-after skills, exciting experiences and a whole world of future career opportunities. This degree gives you an in-depth understanding of today’s business world. You’ll explore accounting, marketing and human resources, as well as the fast-moving international financial sector – from financial markets and investments to banking and economics. It’s an ideal choice if you know you’d like a respected business degree and you’re interested in finance but perhaps not yet sure where you’d like to specialise. It enables you to bring
both disciplines together and to understand how they interact and impact on society.


The Qualifications have developed the learner’s ability to:
• Strengthen your knowledge on how to smoothly combine business and finance.
• Explore everything from strategic leadership, performance and business management to ethics, enterprise and creative problem-solving.
• Develop plan and implement a new product or service for their organisation.
• Dive straight into understanding how business operates.

Course Information

Course code: BUS6164
Course type: Advanced
Course fee: £23,000 per year
Course duration: 3 years
Course delivery: Campus and work placement
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Entry Requirement

The qualification can be offered to Learners from age 18. The Learners need to ensure that they have
sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

English language requirements
The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression:
• IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
• Minimum 3A Levels or equivalent qualification.
• Pass 5 GCSE subjects

We consider applicants:
• Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example, ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards.
• Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers
• With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.

Course Contents

• Principles of Marketing
This initial marketing module, which assumes no prior knowledge of marketing, aims to introduce students to some of the key ideas of marketing and is suitable for both marketing and non-marketing students. It examines the environment within which organisations operate and the role of marketing within the organisation so that students can understand the context within which marketing personnel work, and the different activities which are carried out under the umbrella term of ‘marketing’.

• Economics for Business
This module aims to enable students to understand the economic context of modern business by introducing and developing an appreciation of the utility of economic approaches in studying the business environment. The basic tools and approaches which economists use; demand and supply and industry analysis, among others; will be introduced and applied to help understand the economic issues involved and the public policy which can be derived.

• Quantitative Methods for Business (UJH)
This module introduces the student to a number of essential mathematical and statistical techniques that are extensively used in business and management. Particular attention will be paid to the circumstances in which the methods considered should be employed.

• The Finance Professional
The module allows students to practice a series of academic skills and study strategies which will underpin their subsequent studies. Themes in the module include financial data sources and analysis, IT expertise, personal/professional skills including written and oral communication, and taking responsibility for individual learning. In developing academic skills, students will be expected to operate in teams, reflect on their practice and recognise aspects for self-development and improvement.

• Principles of Finance
The module provides a basic underpinning and introduction to financial markets, financial management and accounting. The need for capital by organisations is explored and the different sources of available finance are examined along with the requirement for financial reporting. Structures of financial statements are explained in order for students to be able to analyse the financial health of the business. Commonly used analytical techniques in finance are introduced to enable students to make recommendations regarding a business decision.

• People and Organisations
This module aims to provide students with an introduction to the key concepts in human resource management and behaviour in contemporary organisations. It will consider the micro context of human resource management, performance and development, equality and diversity and international human resource management, predominantly taking an organisational perspective but drawing on other disciplinary approaches where applicable.

Work-based learning Opportunities:

Below are examples of potential career opportunities you could explore:
• Trainee Actuarial Analyst
• Trainee Business Adviser
• Trainee Business Analyst
• Trainee Risk Manager
• Trainee Corporate Investment Banker


Learners completing this course can progress to:
• Level 7 Master in Business and Finance


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