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.
Integrated Foundation option
The integrated foundation year has been specially designed to give you the introductory knowledge and business skills needed to confidently progress to degree-level study.
It's structured around discipline knowledge, with extra modules that introduce you to the transferable skills you'll need at degree level and beyond – giving you a solid grounding in both management principles and business skills.
Once you've successfully completed your Foundation year, you'll be able to progress to any of our business, social sciences, humanities or media undergraduate courses.
Building on this foundation, you’ll develop specialist knowledge in your chosen course.
This course is subject to validation.