finance

Global Management (Finance)

BA (Hons)

Programme details

  • Next start date: Sep 2020
  • Future start date: Jan 2021
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fee: Sept 2020: £21,000
  • UCAS code: N121
  • Study abroad: Optional

Overview

An integrative degree that equips you with the business acumen and skills needed for success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  

You’ll gain a solid grounding in management principles, together with a broad set of business skills. Building upon this foundation, you’ll develop specialist knowledge in your chosen pathway.  

The Finance Pathway

The Finance pathway offers a holistic approach to financial management and fintech. You’ll explore the inner workings of financial corporations and consider the influence and impact of emerging technologies.  

Experience-based challenges will expose you to real-world business issues and give you the strategic skills to combat them.  

You’ll have the option to undertake an independent placement or enterprise project to gain industry experience. Alternatively, you can study abroad for a term at one of Regent’s international partners to broaden your understanding of business management in a global context.  

A global perspective is a core aspect. Learning about other cultures and interacting with students from all over the world will prepare you to work in the global business arena. You will also have the opportunity to learn a new language.  

This degree will develop you into a leading financier who is able to successfully manage teams and organisations across the globe. 

Structure

Finance plays a fundamental role in every organisation, whether it’s a global brand or a local community charity.

The Finance pathway offers a holistic approach to financial management and fintech. It aims to develop you into a leading financier, who has the confidence and skills to successfully manage teams across the globe. You will examine the financial parameters of business planning, performance and evaluation. Looking at the structure of financial markets, you will consider the influence and impact of financial technologies. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore non-Western approaches to finance standards.

Year 1

Module Title Overview
Analytical Tools for Business and Finance This module aims to enhance your employability by teaching key numerical techniques and IT tools applicable to business, finance and management. Through reflection and technological application, you will learn how to generate new ideas and identify opportunities to innovate business solutions.
Developing Tomorrow’s Global Leaders This module is designed to help you to understand and embody the roles, responsibilities and traits of a true leader. Your main task will be to work together with your peers to support a charity and achieve mutually agreed objectives. Activities could include resolving a unique business problem, raising awareness for the charity, and fundraising. This challenge enables you to take on leadership responsibilities within a real-life business context. You will also be expected to critically reflect on your performance to understand and improve your management and leadership techniques. Working with students from different cultures and nationalities will also give you the intercultural intelligence to work successfully across international boundaries and become a true global leader.
Economics for Business This module focuses on both the micro- and macroeconomic environment in which businesses operate. You will gain a solid understanding of key economic concepts and their implications. This knowledge will help you to identify potential challenges that arise from globalisation and make smart business decisions to overcome them.
Exploring the Fundamentals of Financial Markets This module focuses on financial market structures and operations in the US, UK and across the globe. You will examine the purpose, principles and fundamental concepts of today’s global financial markets, instruments and institutions. This comprises of banking and non-banking institutions, securities markets, foreign exchange markets, bond markets and derivatives products.
Financial and Management Accounting This introductory module focuses on financial and management accounting, with particular reference to external and internal reporting. You will learn how to make informed business decisions and communicate overall performance using key financial statements. You will also gain an understanding of the key regulations applicable to financial accounting, as well as the nature and cost implications of business decision-making. This module will give you the techniques required to prepare financial statements and formulate your own simulated business plan.
Global Perspectives This is a University-wide common module, which facilitates interpersonal, intercultural and cross-disciplinary learning for all level 4 students enrolled on Regent’s validated degree programmes. The module introduces a range of ideas and ways of thinking based around the University’s values, reflected in its learning outcomes. It encourages students to interact with the broader University community, both socially and academically, asking them to cross the physical and intellectual borders of their degree programmes. Global Perspectives aims to increase self-awareness and prepares students for their subsequent studies by familiarising them with the resources available to meet their lifelong learning needs.

Integrated Business Skills This module will help you develop key transferrable skills that can be used in both academic and workplace environments. Collaborative work will teach you how to work effectively in teams and strengthen your leadership skills. Presentation training will also help become a more confident and impactful speaker. The module will directly relate to the activities and assessment of two other level 4 modules: ‘People-Centric Organisations’ and ‘Principles of Marketing in the Digital Era’.

People-Centric Organisations This module focuses on the key issues associated with people in organisations. You will learn how to handle the employer-employee relationship effectively and implement creative strategies to ensure a better working environment. You will cover a range of disciplines including management, organisational behaviour and human resource management. This training will help you identify organisational challenges and give you the management tools to overcome them.
Principles of Marketing in the Digital Era This module will introduce you to the core principles of marketing. Critical examination of business models will give you real life insight into contemporary marketing issues and challenges such as big data, social media, sustainability and globalisation. You will learn the latest marketing practices, paying close attention to the different ways in which technology is used to improve customer relations.
One elective module Choose between: Brand Identity | Business Analytics | Business Ethics | Career Management | Chinese Culture and Society | Contemporary Intercultural Issues | Creativity, Imagination and Innovation | Design Thinking for Enterprise | Developing a Business Idea | Global Communication Skills | Green Business | Independent Enterprise Project | Independent Placement Project | Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish) | Latin American Culture and Society | Starting Up a Business | Taking Pictures: Advanced Spanish Through Film

Year 2

Module Title Overview
Business Law Business Law focuses on the fundamental principles of law relating to business transactions, commercial entities and consumer rights. You will examine different types of business organisations and the legal consequences of incorporation. A significant part of the module will focus on contract law and the various aspects of a contractual relationship. Applying legal principles to a variety of different business scenarios will help you understand the legal implications of entrepreneurship and business activity. Upon successful completion, you will have a solid understanding of the legal issues and complexities that exist within a business environment.
Financial Analytics In today’s financial environment, one of the hardest tasks a government, manager or investor must perform is to predict the future. This module will teach you how to use financial analytics to make efficient estimations about the future in order to make the best possible decision from the estimated outcome. You will examine the purpose, principles and fundamental concepts of today’s financial analytics and its’ use in business forecasting. You will gain an understanding of the complex structure of financial decision-making, as well as the important role that simulation and data analytics plays in the future of investment. You will also learn about the limitations of forecasting methodologies.
Global Banking This module takes a critical look at the most relevant managerial topics of commercial and investment banks from an entrepreneurial perspective. You will examine and critically analyse the purpose, principles and fundamental concepts of today’s commercial and investment banks. This includes bank activities and services, different typologies of banking, the role of central banks and their impact on banking business, bank regulation and supervision, bank failure and crises and financial and risk management. You will learn how to deal with international monetary and banking problems, as well as how to invest and create business opportunities both locally and internationally.
Optimising Operations and Change Organisations must continuously transform their operational processes in order to sustain growth and compete in the 21st century landscape. Looking at the drivers and causes of organisational transformation, you will learn how to diagnose the need and readiness for organisational change. This training will develop you into an effective change leader with the insight and skills to identify potential opportunities and implement new operational processes. You will also build an awareness of the changing global environment and its implications for organisations.
Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investment This module will teach you how to analyse problems, identify appropriate solutions and advise on financial decisions. You will learn how to apply quantitative techniques to a range of problems in the finance and investment environment. Covering a range of analytical methods, you will gain an understanding of how business data analysis is used to transform problems into quantitative models. Using Excel and other relevant packages, you will learn how to apply statistical methods to analyse past data and infer future trends. This training will teach you how to communicate the results of quantitative analyses and foster a confident approach to the field of financial investment.
Research Methods This module will teach you how to conduct independent research for both academic and professional purposes. You will learn the theoretical frameworks of the research process, together with practical insights. You will apply this knowledge to a number of different business situations and contexts, gaining an awareness of the complexities of international research studies. You will also examine current debates in business research, such as the extent to which big data will replace more traditional data collection methods.
Sustainability Current challenges such as population growth and the widening gap between nations, concerns over water, food and energy security, and the fast-paced environmental changes have become key issues for many organisations. This module focuses on the meaning and scope of sustainability, from both a business perspective and from wider societal and environmental contexts. You will develop an awareness of current national and international regulatory policies regarding sustainability and corporate responsibility. Engaging with analytical research, you will learn how to assess the challenges and opportunities for businesses and construct innovative strategies to champion sustainability.
One elective pathway module See the Year 2 Elective Pathway Modules section below for more information.
Two elective modules Choose between: Brand Identity | Business Analytics | Business Ethics | Career Management | Chinese Culture and Society | Contemporary Intercultural Issues | Creativity, Imagination and Innovation | Design Thinking for Enterprise | Developing a Business Idea | Global Communication Skills | Green Business | Independent Enterprise Project | Independent Placement Project | Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish) | Latin American Culture and Society | Starting Up a Business | Taking Pictures: Advanced Spanish Through Film

Year 2 Elective Pathway Modules

Module Title Overview
FinTech and Innovation Innovation and technology play essential roles in providing market participants and various economic agents with efficient financial services. This module gives an overview of global financial technology (FinTech) and how it has helped make the financial industry more efficient, personal and secure. You will review and evaluate modern investment strategies that use financial technology. This will help you understand the complex structure of payment methods and financial regulations and appreciate how important financial technology is to the future of investment. You will analyse products and FinTech services such as Robo advising, cryptocurrencies, peer lending, crowd funding and changing demographic forces. Exploring different payment methodologies, you will learn how financial technology has fast become an entrepreneurial solution for both investments and payments systems. The module will train you to identify financial techniques and understand the dynamics between innovations and regulations in order to develop a financial technology strategy from an entrepreneurial perspective.
Intermediate Financial Accounting This module provides a detailed understanding of financial statements for the purposes of investment decisions and wealth protection. Interpreting the significance of accounting bases used to prepare financial statements will help you understand how to assess the value, risk and implementation of procedures. This process will train you with the skills to evaluate the ability of an organisation to stay in operation without diminution in value.

Year 3

Module Title Overview
Finance Pathway Capstone The Capstone module is the summative module that brings together all the knowledge and skills that you have gained on your pathway in a practical project. You will learn how to use your entrepreneurial skills to implement responsible stewardship practices in global financial markets. Focusing on a specific problem, you will collect raw data and learn how to process it into financial business intelligence. This training will enable you to establish your own critical framework of contemporary finance at a societal, organisational and personal level.
Investment and Wealth Management This module brings together aspects of institutional investment management, asset management, hedge funds, private banking and personal finance. You will gain an understanding of financial products and core investment and risk management strategies. Upon completion, you will be able to analyse, research and create a hedged portfolio consisting of equities, bonds, derivatives, real estate vehicles and hedge funds. The analytical skills you will develop are central to private and institutional investment processes in a globalised market.
Managerial Finance The module offers a critical examination of the role of financial management in corporate governance. Under a range of circumstances, you will analyse whether a capital project adds value to a business. This analysis will help you to evaluate the considerations underlying the financial decisions of a company and determine the need for strategic financial planning. This module incorporates global finance strategy with investments and aligns its application to practice. Upon successful completion of this module, you will have a solid understanding of the factors that affect strategic financial decision-making and its integrated practices.
Strategic Analysis Strategy can be seen as having two main schools – the ‘market-based school’ and ‘resource-based school’. This module explores both perspectives, giving you the knowledge and skills to create an appropriate ‘strategic fit’ for a given organisation. You will learn how to use a range of strategic tools and techniques that are used across many business contexts and organisations. You will explore how organisations analyse their context both externally (environment, industry/market etc.) as well as internally (culture, structure etc.). By the end of the module, you will be able to combine insights from a range of techniques to give a multi-faceted view of the organisation.
Two elective pathway modules See the Year 3 Elective Pathway Modules section below for more information.

Year 3 Elective Pathway Modules

Module Title Overview
Derivatives and Risk Management The investment process is characterised by risk, with the return on any investment being directly linked to risk. Understanding risk management enables you to be a competent and informed financial player. This module will equip you with insight into derivative products and how to apply them in real-world situations, as well as develop your analytical skills on the notions of value, risk, hedging, diversification, market risk, liquidity risk, and credit risk.
Independent Learning Project The independent learning project is designed to allow you the time and resource to pursue your own learning and research into a topic of your choice. The aim of the ILP is to enable you to critically explore, analyse, and evaluate a specific contemporary phenomenon of the fourth industrial revolution on an organisation within a business management, technological, political, economic, social and/or cultural context, and to develop your aptitude for independent research and analysis.
International Finance This module is distinct from other finance modules as the topics covered are solely focussed on international finance. You will learn how to assess the current global business environment and design appropriate international finance management strategies. This will develop your understanding of multinational financial management through interpretation and analysis of strategic financial information. You will examine recent multinational financial management issues and their impact upon international organisations. This knowledge will help you to understand and review the wider developmental, strategic and ethical issues concerned with multinational financial management.
Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and acquisitions are transactions where the ownership of companies is restructured or consolidated with others, transforming their size, activity, and competitive position. In this module, you will study how the flow of capital changes when companies are taken over or sold off, and the larger continuous international reorganisation of industry. You will learn how theories of corporate finance, economics, accounting and financial management work in practice, and how strategy and organisational behaviour apply to real-world financial problems. You will also learn wider-ranging economic and political effects involving tax, regulation and government policy interventions.
Organisational Governance and Global Financial Ethics This module will see you functioning as a chairperson or director, or as a person involved with delegated directorial responsibilities. Fines for an organisation owing to non-compliance with the OECD may exceed 10% of an organisation’s global turnover and damages are unlimited as to amount, and a company’s financial liability is increasingly in the hands of the director. As such, this module will teach you to take responsibility in terms of strategic business practice as well as professional codes of conduct, ethics, and sustainability, and also develop your qualities as a leader.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is a straightforward process. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.

Not received your results yet?

That's fine, you can still apply even without your exam results. We can issue a conditional offer without your results. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.

There's still time to submit an application. Get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.

Step 1: Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to [email protected].

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Credit Transfer

  • If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere, you may be able apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. If you’d like to request entry part-way through a programme, make sure you state this clearly in your statement of purpose and provide us with the transcripts and module descriptions for the relevant study.

Step 2: Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3: Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer, please pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place. 

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4: After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Scholarships and funding

There are a wide variety of funding and scholarship opportunities to help you finance your studies.

For further information, please visit our scholarships and funding page.

 

Fees

Tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for September 2020 entrants: £21,000

Annual tuition fee for September 2021 entrants: £21,500

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000 
Non-EU students: £4,000
Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources.

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses (such as summer programmes) that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Calculating fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study commencing in September
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

Study Period Abroad (SPA)

Some programmes at Regent’s University London offer an optional or mandatory Study Period Abroad, for one or two semesters. Students receiving Federal Student Aid are required to attend a school deemed “eligible” by the US Department of Education, or a “deferment only” school with which Regent’s has a consortium agreement. No SPA can be undertaken in the United States. Students who have American citizenship or are Eligible non-citizens who do not currently have US financial aid, are also subject to these terms and conditions if they wish to have Federal funding during any future part of their programme. 
 
A student who wishes to attend an “ineligible” school, which includes any school in the USA, will forfeit all funding from that semester going forward and all current loans will become due with immediate effect. For any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please email the US Loans Advisor at [email protected]. For questions regarding what an “eligible” or “deferment only” school is, please  email the IPO office, [email protected] or [email protected] before applying for a programme with an SPA module.

Teaching and assessment

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching and assessment will take place online for the Autumn 2020 Term. See Returning to Regent's and our FAQs for more information.

This degree will develop you as a creative leader who is able to harness the opportunities of new technology in a global context.

You will gain a solid grounding in management principles, together with a broad set of business skills. Building upon this foundation, you’ll develop specialist knowledge related to your chosen pathway.

Contact hours and expected workload

Information to follow.

Teaching staff

Our teaching staff represent a diverse range of professional and academic backgrounds, with a large percentage having extensive industry experience. Many are research-active and regularly publish in respected academic journals and at conferences. We are very proud of the global nature of our programme, and our lecturers also reflect this ethos, coming from a wide variety of countries and cultures across the world. In every way, you will feel part of a genuine global family.

We provide a focused and personal treatment of our students as they progress through the programme. We ensure that students enjoy open lines of communication with lecturers and heads of programme alike.

All our staff hold postgraduate qualifications in their subject area, and a large section hold PhDs or are studying for one. In addition, most of our staff are holding the Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (HEA) from Fellow to Principal Fellow. We also encourage our teaching staff to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

Methods of assessment

A wide range of assessment methods are used, including:

  • Examinations
  • Presentations
  • Written assignments
  • Challenge-based activities

Disability Support

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.

Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

If you are holding A levels, we would typically make you an offer at grades BBC. 

We will also assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE in this subject at grade A*-C / 9-4 (or the international equivalent).  

We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications. For example, if you are studying the International Baccalaureate, we would make an offer based on your successful completion of the IB Diploma; if you are studying an American High School Diploma, we would make an offer based on a minimum GPA of 2.8 plus three APs at grades 4, 4, 3.

English Language requirements

English is our language of instruction and we require proof of your English proficiency. 
You can demonstrate your English proficiency with:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.0 with no score below 5.5 in any of the four components
  • PTE Academic: Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80. (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: Grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 4 or above in English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive. We will review the English qualifications you submit as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.
For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

Regent's English Password Test (REPT)

For offer holders able to visit us in London, we can provide an on-campus English diagnostic test known as the Regent’s English Password Test (REPT). This test must be arranged in advance. To find out more information and to book a test, please visit the REPT page. The REPT test is currently free of charge.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

As a Regent’s student you will take an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module in your first semester in order to support the development of your academic work in English.
Please note that students who achieve an IELTS 6.5, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent result, are exempt from taking the EAP module and have an additional academic module.

Students entering with Recognition of Prior Learning

If you are joining your programme at an advanced entry point, we require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, with no score below 5.5 in any other components.

Careers

Future Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree will equip you with the skills and attributes you will need to lead people and projects in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Your flexible, informed and proactive approach will enable you to pursue a career as a leader, manager, strategist or entrepreneur in many different sectors across the world.

Apply now

BA (Hons) Global Management (Finance)