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Business Management and Finance

Entry requirements


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

with a quantitative subject at SL or HL level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

to include Maths, Physics or Statistics.

UCAS Tariff

112

from at least two A Levels to include Maths, Physics or Statistics. Plus five GCSE's grades A* - C including English Language plus Maths at grade B or above.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Finance

Business and management

Our Business Management and Finance programme is a career-focused course that will enable you to combine business and financial knowledge to critically understand business strategy and acquire a range of skills such as financial accounting techniques and research skills necessary for evaluation, synthesis and analysis, sought by many employers.

You’ll be able to gain a broad understanding of business concepts, models and methods, with an increased focus on strategic management as you progress through the course. You’ll also be equipped with a critical and comprehensive understanding of the nature and meaning of corporate strategy, to master your ability to assess the strategic position of corporations operating in complex global markets where the economic outlook is not looking good.

The finance element of this course will help develop your analytical and problem-solving skills with a strong focus on investments and financial markets, including an introduction to some of the main principles of corporate financial decision-making and their impact in real-life financial settings.

**Key features:**

- This programme provides the opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional accounting body exams, including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (subject to optional module choices and any module-specific criteria).

- Our Trading Room, one of the largest in a UK university, is a dedicated trading room that will give you a simulated experience of industry-standard software that is used by leading decision-makers in finance, business and government. Through real-time share price and company performance, this will help you to prepare for the real world of business and finance.

- You’ll be taught and informed by our expert lecturers who will bring real-world experience into the classroom thanks to first-hand experience of industry. Their guidance and knowledge will help you enhance your creative, organisational and communication skills, all of which are highly sought-after skills in many jobs.

- Our DMU Works team will help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Our placement students have previously secured placements at companies such as Cummins, Vauxhall, Siemens, Ernest Young, the NHS and Pfizer.

- Graduates have previously been employed by leading brands in graduate roles such as Commercial Finance Analyst at Red Bull, Auditor at KPMG, Cost Technician at PepsiCo, Tax Processor at Grant Thornton and Financial Criminal Analyst at Barclays.

- Gain global insight and understanding with?our international experience programme DMU Global. Previously, students on our business courses have benefited from trips to destinations including Copenhagen, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto. During these visits, they enjoyed the opportunity to visit sites linked to their studies, such as learning about the financial institutions on New York’s famous Wall Street, as well as experiencing a tour of the Bloomberg headquarters.

(Please note that future trips are subject to worldwide restrictions' and 'we hope to offer similar trips as soon as worldwide travel is less restricted.)

Modules

Year 1
Employability, Professionalism and Academic Study Skills
Financial Accounting
Mathematics for Finance
Statistics and Probability Theory for Finance
Understanding Business
Principles of Marketing

Year 2
Corporate Finance**
Econometrics
Equity and Fixed Income Valuation
Management and Strategy
Plus option modules from the following indicative list:
Business Research Issues and Analysis
European Business Issues
Financial Markets and Institutions
Organisational Management
People Management
Progressive Franchising
Risk Management
Working Capital Management

Year 3
Advanced Corporate Finance**
Contemporary Business Issues
Financial Derivatives
Financial Econometrics
Investments and Portfolio Management
Plus option modules from the following indicative list:
Crisis and Business Continuity Management
Reflective Business Practice*
Strategy and Management Dissertation
Strategic Management
* Only applicable to those students who have undertaken a placement year.
** ACCA exemption module

Assessment methods

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

Exam: 53%
Coursework: 47%
These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Business and Law

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
med
Finance

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
D
C

Business and management

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

56%
UK students
44%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
68%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
23%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, research and administrative professionals

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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