Business and Financial Management BSc

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Business and Financial Management BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 13,320

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BSc in Business and Financial Management from the University of Salford’s Salford Business School will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries and government or regulatory postings in the UK or all around the world.

    The program is heavily industry-led, and is intended to produce the kind of graduates who can understand and address the kinds of challenges that governments and commercial organisations throughout the world face on a day to day basis.

    This course if fully accredited by the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), and depending on your choice of modules and performance may exempt you from several of its membership exams.

    You’ll have an opportunity to spend a year in Professional Experience (work placement), and all students are strongly advised to consider doing so. This is a great way to learn real world working skills, and to begin developing your professional network.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over three years at full time. If you choose to take the optional year in professional placement, it becomes a 4 year degree.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Data Analysis for Business
    • Digital and Business Skills
    • Principles of Accounting
    • Principles of Economics
    • Principles of HRM
    • Principles of Marketing

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Econometric Analysis
    • Financial and Management Information Systems
    • Financial Markets and Institutions
    • Financial Planning and Software Applications
    • International Business Strategies
    • Legal Aspects of Business
    • Optional Modules
    • Professional Development
    • Project Management

    Professional Experience / Work Placement Year (optional)

    This is an excellent opportunity to pick up CV enhancing experience and to impress at least one potential employer with your skill, ability and attitude. Every student should seriously consider taking this option, and the career boost it represents

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Bank Management
    • Business Ethics and Sustainability
    • Business Finance
    • Business Taxation
    • International Finance
    • Investment Management
    • Strategic Management

    Learning & Teaching

    Salford prides itself on its industry-led, highly contemporary curriculum and the unmatched expertise of its course tutors. Modules will generally include:

    • Directed study and guided reading
    • Field courses, including both residential and day-long events
    • Large, formal lectures
    • Interactive small group seminars
    • Small tutorial sessions
    • Practical sessions using Bloomberg Trading Suites

    Modules are assessed individually, using both coursework and examinations. Each is weighted differently at different stages of the program.

    Career Possiblities

    The University of Salford’s Financial Management BSc offers excellent employment prospects. It can form the basis for a rewarding, challenging career in a range of different industries. Recent graduates have secured roles at organisations like Barclays, Compaq, Esso, Hewlett Packard, IBM, KPMG, NatWest and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). You’ll be in a very competitive position relative to other graduates, because in addition to the skills you’ve learned, you’ll have the university’s own reputation behind you.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc.

    Applicants must typically have achieved 104-112 UCAS Tariff points or the international equivalent, but other qualifications are also accepted. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no section lower than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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