BANGOR UNIVERSITY

Business Studies and Finance

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

Finance addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses and organisations raise, allocate and use monetary resources, taking into account the risks associated with their activities. 

The goals of each type of user are realised through the use of appropriate financial instruments, such as personal loans and savings accounts, government bonds and company shares, and derivative instruments such as futures, options and swaps.

Financial markets are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated, with managers, traders and analysts continually evolving new methods of packaging and selling assets and securities, offering new combinations of risk and return.

Your degree in Business Studies and Finance will combine a specialised stream of modules in finance with a more general business studies programme, which covers a broad range of business and management disciplines.

Programme description

Finance addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses and organisations raise, allocate and use monetary resources, taking into account the risks associated with their activities. 

The goals of each type of user are realised through the use of appropriate financial instruments, such as personal loans and savings accounts, government bonds and company shares, and derivative instruments such as futures, options and swaps.

Financial markets are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated, with managers, traders and analysts continually evolving new methods of packaging and selling assets and securities, offering new combinations of risk and return.

Your degree in Business Studies and Finance will combine a specialised stream of modules in finance with a more general business studies programme, which covers a broad range of business and management disciplines.

Key Modules
  • During the course you will study within a multidisciplinary School that employs specialists across a broad range of business subjects, including accounting, banking, finance, economics, management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
  • All single honours students taking degrees within Bangor Business School follow the same modules in year 1, so you are allowed to change to another Business School degree anytime up to the start of year 2.
  • Our students take part in national competitions such as the IBM Business Challenge.We arrange a varied programme of guest lectures. Recent speakers have included the Chief Executive of the Scottish Premier League, the Chief Operating Officer of No. 10 & 11 Downing Street, and the Head of IT Security at HSBC.
  • Our staff are active researchers in their subject areas and we enjoy an international reputation.
  • We have excellent computing facilities and you will have the chance to develop your skills in data analysis and report preparation.
  • Bangor offers an attractive range of postgraduate degrees (MA and MSc) in business and finance subjects.
Module & Subject

Year 1

During the first year of your course you take 7 core modules plus 2 options. 

Core modules:

  • Quantitative Methods (double)
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Management & Financial Accounting (double)
  • CORE Economics (double)
  • Business Study Skills
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Financial Markets & Institutions

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Organisation & Management
  • Probability and Optimisation
  • Finance (double)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Investment
  • Statistical Methods
  • Economics for Managers
  • Corporate Governance & Regulation
  • Personal Finance
  • Optional module

Year 3

Core modules:

  • Marketing Strategy and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship, Capital and the Firm
  • Business Planning
  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Investment Theory and Practice
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Corporate Finance (double)
  • Optional Modules. If you choose to follow the Customer Insight Project or Dissertation module you will receive personal supervision from a member of staff.
Entry Requirements
  • 120 tariff points from a level 3* qualification – all subjects accepted. GCSE Maths at C grade (or equivalent) is essential. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.0)
  • If you have relevant prior qualifications, you may be eligible for direct entry to Year 2.

General University entry requirements

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see (www.ucas.com)

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the  Study at Bangor site.

Specific entry requirements can be seen on the individual course pages.

EU and International students' entry requirements

 

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.

Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group

Foundation Campus

Oxford International Education Group

Pre - Sessional English

6 Month

Valid Agreement with NE

Yes

Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  14000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Bangor Campus, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG uk
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER