Do you have an ABE Advanced Diploma in Finance, an HND or a similar qualification? Want to top-up to a full BSc (Hons) in just one year? Our degree course takes you straight into Year 3. It combines modules in business and finance – a sought-after combination that will prepare you for a career in any industry.
Employers increasingly look for business graduates who can use financial knowledge to help inform business decisions. Our course offers the perfect blend of business and financial modules to boost your career opportunities in a wide range of fields.
You'll be part of the Lord Ashcroft Business School, widely recognised by employers and professional bodies as a centre for innovative business education and training. Working alongside students and teachers from around the world means you'll learn to operate in a multi-cultural environment - vital in today's global marketplace.
For the financial modules, you’ll study in our Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Finance. You'll be supported by academic researchers, professionals and our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab – a bespoke financial trading platform providing live financial information about companies trading on global stock exchanges. As well as enhancing your employability, the Lab will encourage your interest in the world's financial markets and provide opportunities for interactive staff and student collaborations. There’s also a Bloomberg app, so you can access the Lab while you’re on the move.
By the time you graduate, you'll have the confidence and intellectual capabilities needed to develop a career at managerial level in business, finance and related areas.
Through our Business School Intern programme, around 35 students each year get exclusive training and development, a business mentor, work experience, and a reference from our Dean.
We have strong links to major awarding bodies and also host employer visits, speakers and business events; these enhance your knowledge of the job market and give you opportunities to network with employers.
We'll assess your progress through a variety of methods including exams, coursework, essays and activity-based assignments. Coursework will include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations, a portfolio-based on Bloomberg trading simulation and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials supported by materials accessed through our virtual learning environment (VLE).
All assessments are designed with your career progression in mind, and give you opportunities to develop and improve on the transferable skills employers look for.
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Entry requirements are for September 2016. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2017, September 2016
Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
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