How do capital markets function? What do you need to know about them to make decisions in the business world? Study in our Centre of Excellence for Accounting and Finance and get the skills you need to make the financial case for business projects.
At some point, we all need to make a financial argument for something. At home this may be a simple request for credit, but at work, businesses need people who can manage budgets and make informed financial cases for projects. Our Business Management and Finance degree will prepare you for a career that can cross any sector or industry - both in and outside of the office.
Studying in Chelmsford, in our Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Finance, you'll be part of the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, well-recognised by employers and professional bodies as a centre for innovative business education and training. Teaching facilities include our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab – a bespoke financial trading platform that provides live financial information about companies trading on global stock exchanges.
You'll be taught by inspiring specialists, keen to share their wealth of experience and make sure you gain the skills you need for a successful career. Regular guest speakers from industry, commerce and accounting firms will also share their tips of the trade.
With students and academics from all over the world, you’ll learn to operate in a multi-cultural environment – highly valuable preparation for today's global marketplace.
Throughout our BSc (Hons) Business Management and Finance course, you’ll benefit from lectures and seminars on career-relevant issues, such as CV preparation, job-hunting, obtaining work experience and using social media.
Our dedicated placements and employability support team will give you access to information that’s directly relevant to business management and finance graduates. We’ll encourage you to reflect on your strengths and areas for development, and to make plans to strengthen your skills and experience in preparation for employment.
Studying Business Management and Finance is perfect if you want to become an accountant, or go on to further study in financial management. It can also be the basis for a wide range of careers in industry, business and the public sector.
Or you might choose to enhance your education and career prospects further still by taking a postgraduate degree, such as our MSc Accounting.
You’ll be assessed by examination, coursework, essays and activity based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations, computer-based exams, a portfolio based on Bloomberg trading and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials supported by materials accessed through our virtual learning environment (VLE).
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. 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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2017, September 2017
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January 2017, September 2017
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