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Bournemouth University

Finance and Business

UCAS Code: NN13

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-31

28 - 31 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

104 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

112 tariff points

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff

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

D*D

104 tariff points

Accepted as part of the overall tariff.

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

DMM

112 tariff points

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers

UCAS Tariff

104-120

104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Business studies

Finance

This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation attained by fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. It recognises our focus on excellence in all areas.

This course focuses on the financial aspects of business operations and has been developed to give you a strong foundation on which to build a career in either the finance or business sectors. Graduates with specialised financial knowledge and sound business skills are highly desirable and this course will provide you with a solid platform on which to build your career.

Our students are now working as accountants, financial advisors, account managers, tax consultants, finance executives, mortgage advisors and management accountants in companies such as PriceWaterHouseCoopers, JP Morgan, IBM, Disney, Adidas UK Ltd, Apple, Bank of New York Mellon, BMW, British Airways and HMRC. In fact, 90% of our students are working or studying 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).

The course promotes flexibility; all of our accounting and finance courses share the same first year, giving you flexibility to transfer to another pathway at the end of the first year. It provides the opportunity for you to study at an international partner institution for a semester, and offers exemptions for accountancy qualifications; meaning you may not have to sit all the exams required to become a Chartered Accountant. What’s more, in year three you’ll get the option to complete a 30-week placement; cementing your theoretical knowledge, generating contacts, adding substance to your CV, and ultimately improving your employability.

Pathways: BA (Hons) Accounting & Business; BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance; BA (Hons) Economics; BA (Hons) Finance & Business; BA (Hons) Finance & Economics; MAccFinn (Hons) Accounting & Finance. Each of the courses in this framework will give you those vital core skills, as well as offering more specialist options depending on the pathway you choose to pursue. All courses' first year units are the same, allowing you the flexibility to transfer to another pathway at the end of the first year if you wish. This keeps your career options open and enables you to make more informed choices.

Modules

You will study a range of subject areas including accounting, finance, quantitative and statistical techniques, law and economics for accounting & finance, business management, taxation, financial management, investment management and financial regulation.

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
£14,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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.

72%
low
Business studies
71%
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.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

91%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Finance

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

85%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

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 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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Other administrative occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
20%
Legal associate professionals
12%
Administrative occupations: finance
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

£33k

£33k

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.

Finance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

£33k

£33k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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