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Business Finance

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3

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

DMM

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

112

You will also require a GCSE grade C (or above) in Mathematics.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Finance

**Begin a dynamic route to a high-flying career in the world of Finance and tackle this ever-changing sector head on.**

**Why Study With Us?**

Do you have an interest in current financial and business issues? Are you interested in the way businesses obtain and use data in decision-making?
Our degree has been designed to equip graduates with techniques that help organisations plan and improve their business and financial decision-making process. It develops data analysis skills that are critical to decision-making in a data-driven world. You’ll also explore innovative corporate practices and discover the implications and opportunities of globalisation, all the while developing key business, entrepreneurial and personal skills, such as team working, communication and problem solving. Join a Business Finance course that allows you to tackle this ever-changing sector head on. The course is delivered by a team committed to making your career aspirations and professional objectives a reality in today’s global economy.

Modules

• Your transformation from student to a finance professional begins from day one. Making extensive use of up-to-date technology, you will gain the kinds of skills and analytical abilities employers seek. You will develop the ability to identify and apply relevant business and financial analytical techniques in order to support decision making in the age of Big Data.

• How will you learn? This course has been designed in conjunction with industry to ensure that you develop valuable skills in data analytics and related topics, such as financial analysis and business intelligence. You will design and develop analytics products and services that support decision-making.

• This solid foundation will support your advanced studies into specialist areas including risk management, financial modelling and analysis, and opens up a range of highly rewarding careers in areas such as business analysis, consultancy, financial services, marketing analysis, health analytics and information management.

Assessment methods

The modules are assessed through a combination of assignments, examinations, group and individual projects.

Our teaching directly supports the development of your key skills, knowledge and understanding that are relevant to the assessments.

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
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chester

Department:

Chester Business School

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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.

64%
low
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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
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?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
A*

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.

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

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.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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