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Finance and Management with the University of Venice

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2021

Subjects

Finance

Management studies

Taught entirely in English, this is a unique three-year experience. This course includes a year of study at the prestigious Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, fully supported by University of Reading and local tutors, and attracts a £4,000 scholarship (against fees for home and EU students).

This degree provides a unique opportunity to make yourself stand out. Spending your second year at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice – top 200 in the world for economics and econometrics (QS Rankings 2016) – will broaden your perspectives beyond your imagination. Studying abroad can enhance your future career options and you do not need to speak a second language – although we can help you develop your knowledge of Italian in the first and second years. Along the way, you’ll gain a deep understanding of corporate finance, business management, accounting, economics and business law.
which will help prepare you for a management career in the financial services industry or general management roles in large enterprises. It is not a year out from study, but an integrated year that is built directly into the structure of the course, meaning you can still complete your degree within three years.

In the first year, you will study finance, economics and accounting and will be introduced to computer simulations of securities dealing. Year 2 is spent in Venice studying human resource management, international business strategy, marketing, management accounting and business law. You will also undertake a research project in a finance-related area. In your final year, back at the University of Reading, you will be able to choose modules from a broad selection of finance and management options to tailor your degree towards your own interests.

You will study at the ICMA Centre, part of the triple-accredited Henley Business School, which is ranked 15th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Complete University Guide, 2018).

It offers integrated theory and practice that will empower you to find your dream job within a large corporation, working in corporate finance, general management or a wide range of other areas. Our dedicated careers team will help you to achieve your goals and secure graduate employment.

You will be attending a renowned academic institution, but there are also many cultural benefits to spending time in Venice, with its vibrant personality and iconic architecture, artworks and canals.

A mentor system will help you to integrate into life at the University and a guidance service offers support and pastoral care, making sure that you can fully enjoy your year abroad.

**Careers**

Jobs in the financial markets, investment banking and securities are generally well paid and highly sought-after.

Henley has an outstanding graduate employment record, reflected in our consistently strong performance in the university league tables. Our statistics show that typically more than 90% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

We recognise the importance of career development and have integrated specialist career management into the programme, thereby providing our students with a tool kit to help them achieve their career aspirations.

Our graduates enter the market with a degree that is respected internationally. You will have the knowledge and skills to gain excellent careers in a variety of sectors including the banking, investment and insurance industries or in the finance functions of large enterprises.

Modules

Sample modules may include:

*Portfolio Management
*Human Resource Management
*Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
*International Business Strategy
*Private Equity and Venture Capital

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

ICMA Centre

TEF rating:
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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.

84%
med
Finance
86%
med
Management studies

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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

80%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
88%
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?

37%
UK students
63%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Management studies

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

78%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
82%
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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
93%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
24%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
20%
Business, research and administrative 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.

Management studies

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.

£25,750
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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.

£26k

£26k

£34k

£34k

£44k

£44k

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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