Please note this is for entry into the third year of the BA (Hons) Global Management (Finance) degree.
This programme is designed for students who already have an existing qualification, such as an HND certificate in a business-related discipline, and want to build upon their skills and knowledge in a specialised area of business, such as finance.
You will join the final year of the 3-year BA (Hons) Global Management (Finance). This means you will enter the programme with students who are at the same level as you, in order to gain the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for a career in global management.
This flexible structure enables you to develop specialist skills in your chosen area of business, as well as build upon the more general knowledge you gained from your prior qualifications.
The BA (Hons) Global Management (Finance) offers a holistic approach to management studies with a specific focus on financial management. It aims to develop you into a leading financier, and give you the confidence and capabilities to successfully manage teams and organisations across the globe.
Through a combination of formal learning and practical application, you will evaluate Western approaches to finance and compare them to alternative strategies adopted by other international markets. You will also consider the impact of digital technologies on the world of finance.
Throughout your studies, you will become a confident, socially responsible decision-maker. Your experience at Regent’s will provide you with the analytical skills and business acumen needed to pursue a managerial role in financial industry.
This is a 1 year programme with entry into the third and final year of the BA (Hons) Global Management (Finance).
Year 3 core modules
|Contemporary Finance in Action||30 credits||The module aims to provide students with practical exposure to the art and science of trading in action. Emphasis is placed a comprehensive look at traders, trading and the behaviour of financial markets. The module is designed to foster students’ interests in learning how to trade in financial markets across the major asset classes used at banks and financial institutions worldwide. The module aims to develop the intellectual and entrepreneurial skills needed to implement responsible stewardship practices in global financial markets, for hedging trading as well as management purposes.|
|International Finance||20 credits||
The aim of this module is to enable you to assess the current global business environment and design appropriate international finance management strategies. It is designed to develop your understanding of multinational financial management through the interpretation, uses, and analysis of strategic financial information in the context of an understanding of the strategic reasons for the existence of multinationals. This module is very distinct to other finance modules as the issues covered in the content form the core of the financial theory that is unique to international finance.
The primary objective is to provide the relevant multinational financial management strategic factors that affect the operations of international organisations. It focuses upon the practical application of international finance methods at both the strategic and operational levels. It also considers how they impact back on a multinational’s broad strategy, principally by examining strategic problem solving situations. Background knowledge of finance principles and business processes will help in understanding the core themes of this module.
|Managerial Finance||20 credits||
The module is designed to develop your understanding of managerial finance through the interpretation, use, and analysis of strategic financial information.
It incorporates global finance strategy with investments and aligns its application to practice. It has been specifically developed with an international focus, allowing graduates to seek careers in any part of the world in corporate finance within a company, consultancy, banking and insurance.
|Optimising Operations and Change||10 credits||
This module will allow you to study how businesses manage change well and in some cases why this goes wrong? The module aims to enable you to understand in depth and gain detailed new insights into the systemic nature and impacts of challenging but essential change management processes for business.
The module further aims to enable you to differentiate between simplistic knowledge management ‘solutions’ and the process of knowing how to ‘make a difference’ – the practice of power – which lies at the heart of effective management, leading to sustainably optimised change within a business context.
|Wealth Management||20 credits||
This module takes on elements of financial management and integrates these with relationship marketing and account management.
This module equips you with skill sets required to understand high net worth clients’ needs and the various factors to be considered while advising them. It will also enable you to analyse the main services, the financial regulatory regimes and alternative investment strategies for managing wealth of high net worth individuals and mass affluence and to familiarize them with vital aspects of wealth management, wealth accumulation, wealth preservation and wealth transfer.
|Free option||10 credits||You will also choose another elective module from any across the BA (Hons) Global Management at Year 3.|
Year 3 pathway modules
You will also select one of the following modules:
|Corporate Governance and Global Financial Ethics||10 credits||
This module will introduce you to the typical requirements of senior executives in business organisations in relation to governance and ethical issues.
You will learn from studies of cases and situations that are both current and have an impact in the field. The issues of risks both financial and non-financial will be considered and the student will be challenged to engage with the deeper consequences of executive action in these areas.
|Global Banking||10 credits||
The module aims at allowing you to critically analyse the most relevant managerial topics of commercial and investment banks, post the 2008 global financial crisis.
You will be expected to engage with the challenges such as regulatory frameworks facing traditional financial intermediation services which continue to be essential for a variety of economic agents, but struggle for creating value for their shareholders.
The module aims further at enabling students to understand, analyse and critically examine the purpose, principles and fundamental concepts of today’s commercial and investment banks.
|Islamic Finance||10 credits||
Islamic financial institutions operate in over 80 countries; Sharī’ah compliant (Islamic) finance has spread rapidly from the Arab world and Asia to penetrate Europe and North America.
The module aims to enable you to understand, analyse and critically examine the purpose, principles and concepts of today’s Islamic financial markets, instruments and institutions, according to Islamic rules and regulations (Shariah). The module aims to provide an in-depth background to the subject and clear descriptions of all major products and institutions.
|Mergers and Acquisitions||10 credits||Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) are a worldwide phenomenon that entails the large-scale reorganisation of industries that call for policy decisions at the highest level. The module provides with an invaluable insight into how the theories of corporate finance, economics, accounting and financial management work in practice. You also learn how the non-finance subjects such as strategy and organisational behaviour can be applied to real world financial problems. M&A offers you an experiential learning at the case study level.|
Priority Application Deadline
Our Priority Application Deadline for September 2019 is on Wednesday 1 May 2019. We are experiencing an increase in applications, so applying before the deadline gives you the strongest chance of securing a place to study at Regent’s University London, providing your application meets our requirements. If you apply after the deadline, there may still be places available, but we can't guarantee this.
If you haven’t received your exam results yet, we can issue a conditional offer without your results. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.
How to apply
Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
You can apply in the following ways:
- Apply online
- Apply through UCAS (The Regent’s UCAS code is R18)
- Apply through The Common Application
- Apply using the paper application form
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
- 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.
Annual Tuition fee
Starting September 2019: £17,500
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. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.
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
- 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
- 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
The Global Management programme is designed to encourage both your academic and personal development. You will learn and consider core principles of innovation and entrepreneurship in lectures, seminars, and through online classroom activities.
As you progress, you will be encouraged to take a more critical approach, applying what you have learned by exploring real-world case studies, role play and simulations. Our London location also puts you on the doorstep of a range of pioneering businesses, which you will explore and analyse through visits and guest lectures.
Contact hours and expected workload
Our modules are designed with 10 or 20 credits (equivalent to 100 or 200 notional learning hours). The notional learning hour includes directed and self-directed learning hour. Directed learning hours, such as lectures, seminars, labs or workshops, are normally 3 hours per week per module. In total, you will have approximately 18 to 21 directed learning hours per week in each term.
Our teaching staff represent a diverse range of professional and academic backgrounds, a with 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:
- Written assignments
- Work and business simulations
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.
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.
Prior qualification (e.g. HND or HE Diploma or international equivalent) in a business discipline, at a standard 2-1 minimum or equivalent or 240 business related credits from Partner Universities that are approved via an existing or new articulation agreement with Regent’s University London.
English language requirements
We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:
- IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in Reading and Writing and 5.5 or above in Listening and Speaking
- PTE Academic: Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
- 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 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level
This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have 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.
On-campus diagnostic test
For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact [email protected]. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.
Our holistic and critical approach prepares you to become flexible, informed and proactive manager. This will enable you to pursue a career in a corporate environment, or become an entrepreneur.
Your career options are varied, and include:
- Starting your own business
- Advising and consulting
- Diversifying a family business
- Corporate finance
- Financial analysis
- Financial journalism
- Private equity
- Wealth management