This course is for you if you have a committed interest in studying finance as a major part of your degree experience and see yourself developing a finance-oriented career.
It has the potential to equip you for a career in finance management where financial knowledge combined with general business and soft skills in management are seen as a great advantage, and where your capability will see you comfortable in operating in many different task environments.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Areas of study may include:
- Cost and Management Accounting
- Performance Management
- Corporate Finance
- Operations and Project Management
- Economics for Business
- Strategy and Innovation
- Practice-based skills acquired by tackling real-world, open-ended projects
This course uses leading edge techniques of practice based education to develop and enhance transferrable skills and hence your employability. This means that whilst you are gaining academic knowledge, you are also developing practise expertise. You will also develop a wide range of communication skills, both as an individual and as a group. Working on major tasks such as an individual dissertation and real world projects for companies gives you a broad opportunity to apply both your academic knowledge and your process and people skills. You will find that this practical experience combined with a strong base of academic knowledge makes you a very attractive potential employee. A major emphasis on this course is the use of projects that are sourced from our business partners. These are from a variety of different industries and from both the public and private sector.
The course also contains a very strong employability focus during which you will have the opportunity to work with our professional services such as the award winning Careers Centre and also employers to develop close understanding of your capabilities and areas for development.
Students who register for the degree with professional practice year will additionally attend a series of workshops and activities related to securing a suitable placement and compulsory briefings at the end of year 2 to ensure that all legal requirements for health and safety, safeguarding etc. training have been met,. This will be explained more fully in your professional practice handbook once you have registered with the Careers and Employability Services Student Development and Awards Team in your first year. If you will be working with children and/or vulnerable people you will be required to have a DBS check and undertake Safeguarding and Prevent training.