BA (Hons) Business and Finance

About the course

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Access indicative course structure

This is a fixed programme of study for students who require a greater choice and specialisation within their course. It enables you to study subject areas not offered by our single honours degrees gives you the possibility of creating a programme to meet your individual needs.

Business

Studying Business as part of your course allows you to gain a firm understanding of the role of business in society and develop knowledge of the main functional areas; accounting, marketing and human resources through a creative mix of academic study, skills development and practical training. This can lead to a wide range of careers, but also allows focus on one functional area for more specific career prospects.

Finance

The opportunity to combine Finance with a range of other subjects through the Business and combinations programme will allow you to develop a full understanding of how finance can impact upon other areas of business.

Why choose this course?

  • Strengthen your knowledge on how to smoothly combine business and finance.
  • Dive straight into understanding how business operates.
  • Benefit from our links with local industry and commerce.
  • Enhance your experience through a work placement or study abroad year.

Teaching methods

Alongside traditional teaching methods of lectures, seminars and tutorials, we operate a web-based student support system called StudyNet where you can expect to find a range of material and communications about every module.

The teaching method for most modules on the course is a one hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar. Typically, a new topic will be introduced in each lecture. The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss and obtain feedback on the topic introduced in the previous week's lecture. Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examination. Coursework may take a variety of forms and could be individual or group work.

Study Abroad

This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad through the University's study abroad programme. Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.

Find out more http://www.herts.ac.uk/international/exchanges-and-study-abroad/study-abroad

Work Placement

As with all our courses students have the opportunity to complete a sandwich placement, which will usually last for one year. During this time you will be employed by the company and will subsequently be paid; for students on placement salaries have ranged from £11,500 - £14000. In past years students have completed placements with:

  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Clark & Co Accountants
  • Lloyds TSB

Structure

Level 4

Core Modules

  • Principles of Marketing - 15 Credits
  • Economics for Business - 15 Credits
  • Introduction to Business and Management - 30 Credits
  • Global Perspectives in Business - 15 Credits
  • Analytical Techniques for Finance - 15 Credits
  • Principles of Finance - 30 Credits

Optional

Level 5

Core Modules

  • Managing People - 15 Credits
  • Macro Foundations for Finance - 15 Credits
  • Exploring Business Ethics - 15 Credits
  • Enterprise - 15 Credits
  • Financial Markets and Instruments - 15 Credits
  • Business Finance - 15 Credits
  • Enhancing Employability in Finance - 15 Credits
  • Analysing Financial Statements - 15 Credits

Optional

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Strategic Leadership in a Changing World - 30 Credits
  • Money, Banking and Finance - 15 Credits
  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Management - 15 Credits
  • Industry Practice in Business (MLO) - 15 Credits
  • Corporate Financial Strategy - 15 Credits
  • Financial Aspects of International Business - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Financial Decisions - 15 Credits
  • HBS Placement - 0 Credits

Optional

  • Industrial Placement Sem B only - 0 Credits
  • Industrial Placement Year - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad (South East Asia) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad (North America) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad (Australia) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad A (Europe) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad B (Europe) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad (Europe) - 0 Credits
  • Industrial Placement (Semester A) - 0 Credits
  • Creative Problem Solving for Managers - 15 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2018/2019 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

View detailed information about tuition fees

Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

96-112 UCAS points from qualifications which include a minimum of two 4 unit qualifications (e.g. A Levels), one 8 unit qualification (e.g. Pearson BTEC Diploma) or one 12 unit qualification (e.g. Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma).

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C (Grade 4 if completed from 2017 onwards).

‘All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.’

For more details on the University of Hertfordshire's entry requirements, please visit our Undergraduate Entry Requirements page.

N.B. We have expressed our entry requirements within a tariff range. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (if applicable) together with your applications as a whole, including work experience and personal statement, and may make an offer at any point within the stated tariff range.

How to apply

2018

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)