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Coventry University

Finance

UCAS Code: N300

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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87%
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

Subject

Finance

Do you think you could cut it as an investment banker or City trader? Would you relish the challenge of overseeing multimillion pound portfolios? Are you interested in how financial markets operate? Our professionally recognised degree has been designed to teach skill sets used in careers in finance or investment. The nature and relevance of finance to all organisations, coupled with transferrable skills in creative problem solving and critical evaluation, are useful in a wide range of decision making roles.

We aim to deepen your understanding of financial decision-making, risk management and the behaviour of financial markets. We consider the governance of global enterprises and how finance shapes leadership, strategy and planning.
Throughout the course, teaching is designed to embed the professional skills required by business and finance sector employers, developing your specialist financial knowledge and bridging the gap between finance theory and practice.

We draw on actual case studies, innovative projects and use a range of practical exercises, such as trade games, portfolio creation and management, to simulate real-world financial practices. You’ll have access to the largest academic trading floor in Europe, which provides hands-on experience of market leading financial databases and platforms, including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Fitch Connect and DataStream, so you can practise making business decisions.

This course is formally recognised as a CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC) advantage programme. Successful completion of this degree provides eligibility to apply for certain Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) exemptions as part of the prior learning award recognition CII has offered BSc Finance until December 2017. We also enjoy links with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). Guest speakers have previously deliver sessions in topics such as commercial awareness, employability and working in the business sector.

Past students have undertaken placements and some students have gone on to work for prestigious companies including Microsoft, IBM, Tesco Graduate Scheme, Jaguar Land Rover and the NHS.

Key course benefits;

- Designated Employment Personal Tutor (EPT) to work with you throughout your course to offer support and career guidance.

- Coventry Business School was ranked ‘excellent’ in 2018 by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of business schools in over 150 countries.

- Coventry Business School is an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS).

- Teaching benefits from research and insight from corporate partners, including the regulatory bodies and leading consultancies. Examples include Bloomberg and Fitch Connect.

- High levels of student satisfaction for our Finance courses – 92% overall in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018, 90% for the quality of teaching and 91% for academic support.

- Impressive industrial placement opportunities, which have previously included: Lloyds Banking Group; Mattioli Woods (Pensions and Wealth Management); HM Treasury; Allianz Indonesia; PwC; The Boots Company; and Jaguar Land Rover.

- Opportunity for professional certification of key financial database skills. You will take the Bloomberg Market Concepts examinations during their first year. Students are expected to pass this assessment in accordance with Bloomberg set regulation. This can help assist students employability as trading floors around the world are reliant on Bloomberg technology.

Modules

Your main study themes are:

- **Investments:** Covers relevant finance and investment concepts. Our aim is for you to learn about the function of capital markets, the trade-off between risk and return, how to price financial assets, how to combine different risky investments into a portfolio and the importance of the way a firm finances its operations.

- **Economics and business:** Our aim is for you to learn how businesses operate within the external environment and the impact on finance of things like competition or overseas tax legislation on profit and loss.

- **Accounting and finance fundamentals:** Our aim is for you to learn the basic principles, rationale and methods used in analysing, recoding, planning and managing accounts or finances.

- **Statistical analysis and quantitative methods:** Our aim is for you to learn essential numeracy skills and analysis for financial reporting, forecasting and modelling, for example, evaluating how much debt a company can afford or the optimum percentage sales growth.

- **Markets:** Our aim is for you to learn the development and operation of international markets for resources, goods and services, including considerations of: customers; customer expectations; service and market orientation.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

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:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Economics, Finance and Accounting

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.

82%
med
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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
93%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

38%
UK students
62%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

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
100%
high
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Administrative occupations: finance
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

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.

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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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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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