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Finance & Investment

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Finance

Investment

**The BA Finance and Investments programme equips students with the skills and knowledge to enter a range of exciting careers in Banking, Corporate Finance, Fund Management and International Finance. The degree structure covers the key areas of Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Investment Management. This degree programme enables our students to respond to the demand for graduates with knowledge and skills required to lead or financially direct organizations, from family run businesses to global corporations or to secure employment in the world of finance and banking**.

Students acquire a solid foundation in business, accounting and economics’ fundamentals with information technology and a sound understanding of financial concepts and considerations within a global financial environment. The programme covers key areas that are vital to the finance industry such as: mergers, regulation and derivatives. In-depth focus is dedicated to the applications of tools in finance and investment such as risk measurement and management, asset pricing, cost of capital, exchange rate determination, financial modelling and econometric testing.

Students can tailor their degree with specialist options in Derivatives, International Finance and Wealth Management. Together with the option to gain Internship experience, the degree aims to form graduates with strong skills and key tools required by global employers in this competitive industry.

Our academics are experts in the finance and investment industry, and there are regular guest speakers to provide further insight. Students will work independently and collaboratively to apply their knowledge to practical situations, both on in the classroom and in the field. Graduates from this programme are also eligible to receive a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Award in Management & Leadership.

**Top 5 Reasons to study BA Finance & Investment:**

- Acquire a key understanding of Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Wealth Management

- Learn to develop specialist skills in International Finance and Market Analysis

- Obtain the vital skills needed to enter and succeed in employment relating to Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and International Wealth Management

- Benefit from practical work experience in a Finance based integrated internship

- Gain access to the top graduate schools in the United Kingdom, United States, and Europe

**After you graduate**
Career Paths
Accenture, Ernst and Young, Merrill Lync, Nomura, UBS Wealth Management, HSBC, BNP Paribas

Modules

We offer 4-year Liberal Arts and Business BA degrees. Students entering with A levels or other level 3 qualifications usually gain exemptions from courses in the Richmond Core Curriculum which can mean that you should be able to complete your degree in less than four academic years. The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgements and think independently. A Liberal Arts education is one which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes. It reaches across disciplines, building connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business and psychology. Upon entry to Richmond University all students study the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum before specialising in their chosen field.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,750
per year
International
£14,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Richmond, The American International University in London

Department:

Richmond, The American International University in London

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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.

80%
med
Finance
80%
med
Investment

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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

55%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


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