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University of Bradford

Finance and Business Analytics (with a placement year)

UCAS Code: N302

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

80 points from 2 full A levels

As UCAS tariff

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 Higher Level subjects Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B. (Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).

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

DMM

As UCAS tariff

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Financial management

The application of appropriate financial technology and analytical skills is a growing priority, particular for finance professionals. In increasingly competitive environments, professionals within the financial sector require a more detailed view of their organisations financial data.

This programme is designed with inputs from leading industry professionals and strikes a balance between the mechanics of analytical methods and the dynamic finance-related decision-making process. We aim to develop our students as finance professionals of the future who, equipped with analytics skills, have the appropriate attributes to reduce risks through making smarter, timely and more accurate financial decisions.

Students will gain technical data science skills and non-technical management skills along with a deep understanding of the application of analytics within the context of financial management. The core ethos of the programme is designed in accordance with the University’s mission ‘Making Knowledge Work’ in order to provide latest Finance and Business analytics skills for making informed decisions and foster a better quality of finance management as a profession.

You will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with specialist business analytics software, SAS, who are considered one of the world’s leading industry standard data analytics software providers, widely used in the business world. You'll also learn about additional tools and techniques necessary for managing your self-development as a manager in alignment with your career aspirations in an inspiring and innovation led environment.

You will develop your understanding of topics such as:

*Financial Analytics and Accounting
*Multinational Finance and Investment
*Fundamentals of Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
*Big Data Analytics for Business
*Risk Management and Derivatives

In addition, our research-focused academics will facilitate your learning throughout the duration of this degree programme, ensuring you remain up to date with the latest trends in the area of Finance and Business Analytics. Through innovative teaching and practical application, this programme aims at incorporating finance and business analytics, therefore placing you at the forefront of graduate competition for roles such as Financial Analyst, Audit Analyst, Finance Manager, Business Development Manager and many others.

**AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS)**
The School of Management has joined the prestigious worldwide AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS). All students will be given an opportunity to enhance their employability skills, helping to make them ready for the world of work.

AWS Academy is a global program that provides educational institutions with access to cloud computing content to support student learning in a competitive digital workplace. As a member of the AWS Academy, the University of Bradford will help students become proficient and certified in the use of AWS technologies and ready to join the dynamic cloud IT workforce.

All learners will have the opportunity to seek professional certification with the skills gained through AWS Academy content, delivered by University staff that are AWS Academy accredited.

**Professional accreditation**
We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

We use SAS, one of the world’s leading industry standard data analytics software as part of this degree to train students.

SAS are one of our strategic partners and acknowledge this programme. They are advocates for our students gaining experience with the software, which is used widely in the business world.

**Rankings**
The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£16,090
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Management

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Finance

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


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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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Financial 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.

£19k

£19k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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