BSc Business Finance and Management (2020 entry)


Attendance
Full-time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science



This degree programme is designed for those looking to pursue a career in the financial services industry or financial aspects of any organisation. You will study the key principles of business finance, financial management, international financial services, financial modelling and investments alongside other core management disciplines.

Overview

About the Course

The degree programme emphasises the development and enhancement of transferable intellectual and study skills, all of which are highly relevant to business and management careers. These include improved self-awareness and personal development appropriate to graduate careers in business, alongside a potential for management positions

Course structure

Within the BSc stream of degrees, our undergraduate degrees share a common first year. This structure means that you’ll get a broad view of business, and can be confident you are on the right course for you. As you progress through your degree you will be able to specialise and tailor your studies to the areas that you find most interesting and that are most relevant for your career goals. 

Teaching and learning

Teaching and assessment make extensive use of real world examples and tasks. Transferrable skills are developed in the modules Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Business and Quantitative Methods for Business, and are practiced in other modules in all years.

Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used to monitor your progress, with most assessment carried out through examinations. Coursework will be used to assess various skills, through working with case studies, essays, individual and group presentations, and reports. 
 
Year 1 and 2 modules focus on assessing your ability to analyse and interpret financial and other data and to identify and solve problems. Year 3 modules assess your capacity to relate theory and practice, to criticise and question, and to reason and argue. 
 
Study abroad or Placement year

Four-year versions of this course are available, in which you spend your third year either studying abroad in a partner institution or working in industry.

After the course

Graduates from this programme will have developed skills including: 

  • knowledge of the major theoretical tools and theories of finance, and their relevance and application to theoretical and practical problems 
  • the ability to interpret financial data and financial statements 
  • an understanding of the service activity in the economy; the financing arrangements and governance structures of business entities; the factors influencing the investment behaviour of individuals 
  • the ability to demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate, and how they are managed

Career destinations

  • Financial specialist 
  • Credit analyst 
  • Financial analyst 
  • Personal financial adviser 
  • Financial examiner

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the CFA Institute.

Course Modules 2020/1

Year 1U

 

Compulsory Modules (120 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-4107A INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-4108B INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 20
NBS-4109A MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR 20
NBS-4110B INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE FINANCE 20
NBS-4111B INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-4112A THE ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT 20


 

Year 2U

When selecting modules from an option range, please ensure that you satisfy the rule requirements to take that module i.e. having taken a pre-requisite module. You can only choose 20 credits worth of PPL modules per year. You can only choose 20 credits worth of level 4 modules in Year 2.

Compulsory Modules ( 60 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5108B STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5114A BUSINESS FINANCE 20
NBS-5115B BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES 20
 

Options Range A


Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5101A FINANCIAL REPORTING 20
NBS-5102A QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5109A MANAGING PEOPLE 20
NBS-5116A INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5117A INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5125A BUSINESS AND COMPANY LAW 20
NBS-5126A ECONOMICS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5127A INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-5131A EMPLOYABLITY, CREATIVITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-5132A KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATION AND GLOBAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-5133A STRATEGIC AWARENESS AND ANALYSIS 20
PPLB4013A BEGINNERS' FRENCH I - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4018A BEGINNERS' GERMAN I - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4022A BEGINNERS' SPANISH I - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4029A BEGINNERS' ARABIC I 20
PPLB4031A INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I 20
PPLB4034A BEGINNERS' CHINESE I 20
PPLB4036A BEGINNERS' GREEK I - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4038A BEGINNERS' ITALIAN I - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4040A BEGINNERS' JAPANESE I 20
PPLB4043A BEGINNERS' RUSSIAN I - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4046A BEGINNERS' ARABIC II (AUTUMN) 20
PPLB4048A BEGINNERS' GERMAN II (AUTUMN) - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4052A BEGINNERS' CHINESE II (AUTUMN) 20
PPLB4053A BEGINNERS' FRENCH II (AUTUMN) - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4054A BEGINNERS' JAPANESE II (AUTUMN) 20
PPLB4055A BEGINNERS' SPANISH II (AUTUMN) - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4056A INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE II (AUTUMN) 20
PPLB5035A INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I 20
PPLB5039A INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I 20
PPLB5043A ADVANCED ENGLISH I - B2 CEFR 20
PPLB5060A INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I 20
PPLB5150A INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB5151A INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB5152A INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB5157A INTERMEDIATE GREEK I 20
PPLB5158A INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I 20
 

Options Range B


Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5103B AUDIT AND ASSURANCE 20
NBS-5104B MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 20
NBS-5105B MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5106B PERSONAL AND CORPORATE TAXATION 20
NBS-5107B PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN ACCOUNTANCY PRACTICE 20
NBS-5111B BUSINESS ETHICS 20
NBS-5113B WORK PSYCHOLOGY 20
NBS-5118B OPERATIONS STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5119B PRINCIPLES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5129B EMPLOYMENT LAW 20
NBS-5134B MANAGING IN EMERGING MARKETS 20
NBS-5135B CASES IN ECONOMICS FOR BUSINESS 20
PPLB4014B BEGINNERS' FRENCH II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4015B BEGINNERS' FRENCH I - A1 CEFR (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4019B BEGINNERS' GERMAN II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4023B BEGINNERS' SPANISH II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4024B BEGINNERS' SPANISH I - A1 CEFR (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4030B BEGINNERS' ARABIC II 20
PPLB4032B INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE II 20
PPLB4033B INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4035B BEGINNERS' CHINESE II 20
PPLB4037B BEGINNERS' GREEK II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4039B BEGINNERS' ITALIAN II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4041B BEGINNERS' JAPANESE II 20
PPLB4042B BEGINNERS' JAPANESE I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4044B BEGINNERS' RUSSIAN II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4045B BEGINNERS' ARABIC I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4047B BEGINNERS' GERMAN I (SPRING START) - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4051B BEGINNERS' CHINESE I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB5032B INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5033B INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5034B INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5036B INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II 20
PPLB5037B INTERMEDIATE GREEK II 20
PPLB5038B INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II 20
PPLB5040B INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II 20
PPLB5044B ADVANCED ENGLISH II - B2 CEFR 20
PPLB5045B ENGLISH ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS 20
PPLB5061B INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II 20



 

Year 3U

When selecting modules from an option range, please ensure that you satisfy the rule requirements to take that module i.e. having taken a pre-requisite module.

Compulsory Modules ( 60 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6109A FINANCIAL MODELLING 20
NBS-6110A INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6111B RISK MANAGEMENT 20
 

Options Range A


Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6101A ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 20
NBS-6102A CORPORATE REPORTING 20
NBS-6103A PROFESSIONAL VALUES 20
NBS-6112A INNOVATION MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6113A CURRENT TOPICS IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS 20
NBS-6123A COMPETITION AND CONSUMER POLICY FOR MANAGERS 20
NBS-6124A EUROPEAN BUSINESS: BRUSSELS, BUSINESS, BREXIT AND BEYOND 20
NBS-6127A MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-6128A STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 20
 

Options Range B


Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6104B ADVANCED TAXATION 20
NBS-6105B INTERNATIONAL AND STRATEGIC HUMAN RESEOURCE MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6106B BUILDING STRENGTHS AT WORK 20
NBS-6108B THE DYNAMIC ORGANISATION:PRACTICING ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-6114B CRITICAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS 20
NBS-6115B CRITICAL ISSUES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6117B SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:STRATEGY AND DESIGN 20
NBS-6130B CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY 20
NBS-6133B GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN 20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB excluding General Studies or BBB excluding General Studies with an A in the Extended Project
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points
  • Scottish Highers AAABB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM excluding BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture (Year 1 entry)

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences (Year 1 entry)

International Year One in Business Managment and Economics (Year 2 entry)

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

The annual intake is in September each year.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

GCSE Offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Course Open To

UK and international applicants.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS number for the University of East Anglia is E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

    Next Steps

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