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University of Reading

International Business and Finance

UCAS Code: NN13

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

A level or AS level Mathematics at grade B. Statistics can be accepted but only when studied alongside Physics and/or Economics

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Distinction in at least 15 level 3 Mathematics Units.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

M2 in Mathematics

Extended Project

B

In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.  Eligible applicants would receive two offers,  our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English at grade B (or 5)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

5 in one of the following subjects: Standard level Mathematics Standard level Mathematics: analysis and approaches Standard level Mathematics: applications and interpretations

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

H3 in Mathematics

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

A level or AS level Mathematics at grade B also required. Statistics can be accepted but only when studied alongside Physics and/or Economics.

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

DDD

A level or AS level Mathematics at grade B also required. Statistics can be accepted but only when studied alongside Physics and/or Economics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Mathematics at grade B

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Mathematics at grade B

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the grade achieved, except Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

International business

Finance

This innovative degree can enable you to secure a career in the expanding fields of international business and finance.

This multidisciplinary degree provides an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships between the areas of finance and the global economy.

One of the hallmarks of globalisation is the growing significance of multinational firms that span multiple countries and industries, and the consequent need to manage business operations in this increasingly complex environment. This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to understand these changes and to manage the international business and finance activities of an organisation.

This degree examines issues from both a business and economic perspective. You will enhance your skills in communications, information handling, and analysis of context and cases in development.

It is a unique undergraduate degree in the UK with a thorough and balanced curriculum with regards to both disciplines.

Globalisation has led to the growing significance of multinational firms that span multiple countries and industries, and the consequent need to manage business operations in this increasingly complex environment.

This course equips you with the knowledge to understand these changes and uses this information to effectively progress your career.You will enhance your skills in communications, information handling, and analysis of context and cases in development.

It prepares you for a wide range of roles, primarily within banking and financial organisations worldwide, as well as the finance operations of large multinationals.

Visit the Henley Business School website for more information about this course.

**Careers**

A degree from Henley Business School is respected internationally and can provide a route into many areas, including accounting and professional services, banking, consultancy, finance, human resources, IT, investment banking, marketing, operations and, of course, general management.

We recognise that undergraduate study is an important investment in your future career and we are therefore very proud of our outstanding graduate employment record, reflected in our consistently strong performance in the university league tables.

Modules

Sample modules may include:

• Introduction to management accounting

• Introductory quantitative techniques for business and finance

• Financial modelling/career management skills

• Introductory international financial accounting

• Corporate finance

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

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
£18,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

Business and Management

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.

77%
med
International business
81%
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.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

74%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

56%
UK students
44%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Finance

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

88%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

25%
UK students
75%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

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.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Business, research and administrative professionals
26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
46%
med
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
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.

International business

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

£32k

£32k

£43k

£43k

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.

£26k

£26k

£32k

£32k

£43k

£43k

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:

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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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