The following course information is for students applying for entry in September 2023. If you're looking to start a similar course in September 2022 or January 2023, please refer to this page.
Finance plays a fundamental role in every organisation, whether it’s an international business or a new start-up. This course will help you to prepare for a rewarding career in the competitive financial and business sector – developing your skills as a financer and giving you the confidence to manage teams globally.
You'll gain a solid understanding of how financial markets and instruments operate and how investment decisions are taken in challenging and complex environments – as well as the skills needed to manage wealth effectively and make major corporate financial and acquisition decisions.
You'll study different financial markets and institutions, empirical finance and analytics, wealth management, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, disruptive strategies and models, and you'll learn how to formulate strategies, contrast perspectives and interpret information – developing rational, emotional and social intelligence, enabling you to think strategically when taking key financial decisions by estimating risk and uncertainty, maximising return and utility, and acting ethically.
Working with live data from the Refinitiv Eikon platform, and other specialist databases on campus, you'll also develop the entrepreneurial and research skills that are highly prized by global employers and venture capital investors. Plus, in your final year, you'll have the chance to join an immersive five-week financial trading experience.
Learn in London – the UK's business hub
From global organisations to new start-ups, studying in London offers opportunities to engage with all aspects of the business arena – gaining valuable work experience and meeting influential industry contacts.
You'll join bootcamps, simulations and masterclasses to learn to think like a leader and financer, and work on live briefs commissioned by industry experts that expose you to real-world business issues and give you the strategic skills to combat them.
You'll graduate with a practical, future-facing business education that's finance-focused, network-driven and tech engaged.
In your Foundation year, you'll gain a solid grounding in academic skills and principles, as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area.
It will provide a rich and varied experience to ensure you’re prepared for degree-level study in the UK – ready to develop specialist knowledge and confidently make the most of your course.
Some modules will be taken with students heading towards the same or related subject areas, while others will be taken with a blend of students – enabling you to mix with peers who bring a range of different perspectives and experiences to the classroom.
You’ll take two modules related to your subject area and eight shared modules covering key skills like communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, politics, data, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Once you’ve successfully completed your Foundation year, you’ll directly progress to Year 1 of your chosen degree-level course.
This course is subject to validation.