Entry year
Start date
September 2022
Duration
3 years
Duration with placement
4 years
Application deadline
26th Jan 2022
Campus
Northampton Square
UCAS Code
N1N3 / N131 with professional placement

Overview

Who is it for?

The Business with Finance pathway is right for you if you want to pursue a career in the finance sector and you’re keen to apply a range of general management skills. It is particularly relevant if you’re interested in a management role in banking or financial services.

Objectives

On this course, you’ll gain a broad understanding of the various elements of running a business and managing an organisation with an emphasis on finance, accounting, and economics.

You’ll study a range of management theories and assess their application to finance. You’ll learn how to analyse financial markets and how financial institutions operate. You will also have the chance to learn about the financial aspects of subjects such as strategy and emerging markets.

Pathway leader

Pathway leaders are experienced academics with in-depth knowledge of the specialist areas covered by the degrees in the Business Management cluster. They coordinate the specialist modules that you will take during the second and third years of your degrees. They can guide you in pursuing your interests within the pathway that you have chosen.

David Edelshain, pathway leader for Business with Finance

"I have lectured in subjects including International Business, Finance, and Strategy and have taught many different cohorts of students including undergraduates and MBAs.  I have also worked as a manager, and have professional qualifications in both accounting and law."

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Course Director

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Dr Martin Rich

Senior Lecturer

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Structure

What will I learn?

  • Gain an overview of the concepts, theories, and techniques that contribute to an understanding of business management
  • Learn in-depth concepts relating to finance, economics, and accounting
  • Apply analytical approaches to financial markets and to businesses operating in the financial sector
  • Learn about the key players within the financial sector and the strategic issues facing them
  • Consider how the management of finance can be expected to change in the future
  • Recognise the ethical issues surrounding business and be able to practise responsible management.

Assessment methods

Most modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework.

The balance of assessment by coursework (assessed essays and assignments) unseen examinations and a final year project will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose.

The first year of your programme contributes 10% to your final business finance degree classification, the second year 30% and the final year 60%.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:

Year 1

49% written, 0% practical, 51% coursework

Year 2

70% written, 2% practical, 28% coursework

Year 3

53% written, 0% practical, 47% coursework.

Overall workload

Most contact hours will take the form of lectures, interactive sessions, practical workshops and small group classes, supported by a personal tutorial system. The number will decrease as you progress and you become more able to direct your own learning.

Approximate study time based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:

Year 1

20% scheduled learning, 80% independent learning

Year 2

18% scheduled learning, 82% independent learning

Year 3

11% scheduled learning, 89% independent learning.

Term dates

Academic year

For a full breakdown of the current and forthcoming academic year view our term dates page.

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

View academic timetables

Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Application

How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Applications are made via Apply, UCAS's online application system.

UCAS Institution code: C60 (Bayes Business School and City, University of London)
UCAS Course code: N1N3 / N131 with professional placement

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Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Bayes Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

Below is a list of countries with information on each about which qualifications we accept.

English language requirements

Information for international and EU applicants

For international applicants requiring a Student Route visa we accept any of the below English language proficiency qualifications at the grades listed:

  • Language Cert International ESOL: Language Cert B2 Communicator High Pass
  • IELTS (Academic or UKVI): 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any sub test.  Please note we do not accept IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL (Test centre or iBT Special Home Edition): 92 overall (24 Writing, 23 Reading, 22 Speaking, 21 Listening)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 59 overall with minimum of 59 in each sub test
  • IGCSE: English as a First Language (Syllabus 0500 & 0522) or English as Second Language (Syllabus 0510 & 0511) at Grade B or above
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 at Standard level or Grade 4 at Higher level
  • Trinity College (Integrated Skills): ISE III – pass in each area
  • INTO City Pre-sessional English: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any sub test (NB. Must be the 6 or 8 week Bayes-specific course)
  • Cambridge English Advanced (also known as Certificate in Advanced English): Grade C (180-192) at CEFR Level C1
  • Cambridge English Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English): Grade C (200-212) at CEFR Level C2
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): English Language Examination grade 4 or above
  • Bellerbys Foundation Course 69% overall and 59% minimum in each sub test
  • Oxford Test of English 130 overall with minimum 120 in each sub test
  • GCSE English Language Grade C/5 or above but 1) Qualifications must be issued by Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales or CCEA regulated body in the UK; 2) Education must be undertaken in a UK school.
  • A Level English Language Grade C or above but 1) Qualifications must be issued by Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales or CCEA regulated body in the UK; 2) Education must be undertaken in a UK school.
  • Vitnemal: English grade 5

An exception to the above criteria applies to Student Route visa applicants from the below majority English-speaking countries for whom we can accept a wider range of English qualifications:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

Information for home and EU applicants

In addition to the above English language proficiency qualifications accepted for International applicants, as a Home or EU applicant we can also accept any of the below English qualifications:

  • GCSE: Grade C or 5
  • O-Level: Grade C
  • A-Level: Grade C
  • Cambridge English First (also known as Certificate of First in English): Grade A (180-190) at CEFR Level C1

Study abroad

Bayes Business School gives you the opportunity to spend a term or a year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions, which are located around the world in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

*Please note that the partner universities available is dependent on the study abroad programme you apply for and on your degree. The list of partner universities is also subject to change.

Replacement Term Abroad

Spend the first term of your 2nd year studying abroad in English at one of our partner universities. You would take modules to the value of 60 credits abroad and return to Bayes in the 2nd term to complete your 2nd year.

*Please note that the partner universities available abroad for the replacement term abroad programme vary from degree to degree and are more limited than for the sandwich year abroad programme. If you would like to check the current available partners for your desired degree, please email bayes-ug-outgoing@city.ac.uk.

Sandwich year

You can spend a year of your degree course studying at one of our partner institutions, between your second and final year of study. This would add a year to your degree so you would complete your degree in four years.

Above is a full list of our partner universities. The options available to you from the full list of partner institutions will depend on the study abroad programme you select. For more detailed information on this, please contact the Student Exchange Team.

Student Exchange Team

Our dedicated Student Exchange Team are available to offer advice to students who wish to explore their study abroad options. They will also support students throughout the application process and during their study abroad year or term. To contact them, email: bayes-ug-outgoing@city.ac.uk.

Placements

A key part of a Bayes degree is the opportunity to gain professional work experience. Students are eligible to undertake a one-year paid work placement during the third year of a four-year sandwich degree programme.

The experience of working for a leading institution is not only exciting, but can be invaluable in terms of your future career. It will enable you to increase your confidence and maturity, expand your network of contacts, earn a competitive salary, and acquire the skills and competencies sought by graduate employers, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate market.

Students of the BSc Business with Finance course enjoy a wide range of professional placement opportunities in business areas such as finance, marketing and human resource management.

Work Placements at Bayes

The practical experience of a professional placement, (typically 9-12 months duration) in addition to strong academic achievement, gives graduates a distinctive edge in the job market. Find out more about Work Placements and Summer Internships at Bayes.

Recent Placements

  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • L'Oréal
  • GSK
  • Morgan Stanley
  • UBS
  • Unicef UK
  • Warner Bros

Work placements are not guaranteed, however, our reputation, achievements and successful graduates have helped us to develop close relationships with a diverse range of companies, who recognise that Bayes students can add significant value to their workforce. Our dedicated Placement team are in regular contact with these and many more companies, and will support you to find placements and ensure you are work ready.

Support from the Placements Team

A dedicated placements team will support you through the placements process. The team advertise a number of work placement and summer internships annually, and invite businesses to Bayes to meet with you and discuss the roles available. The team offers 1-2-1 advice on CV's and covering letters, as well as organising workshops to help you enhance your skills and competencies with applications and interviews. Also the team support students throughout your placement year including offering advice, guidance and monitoring your progress.

Fees

UK £9,250 Tuition fees are subject to annual change
EU £20,500 Tuition fees are subject to annual change
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International £20,500 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

UK students

* The fee for this course in 2021/22 was £9,250 for each year of study. Fees for students commencing study in 2022/23 are £9,250.

EU and Non-EU international students

** The fee for international students commencing study in 2021/22 was £19,500 for each year of study. Fees for students commencing study in 2022/23 are £20,500. The institution reserves the right to increase your tuition fees annually to take account of the institution's increased costs of delivering educational services. The increase will normally be 2% but this is kept under review with reference to the RPI. If the institution intends to increase your tuition fees you will be advised of this alongside the published entry fee.

Funding

Career pathways

BSc (Hons) Business Management provides a sound basis for a career in business management, management consultancy, or in areas including finance, stockbroking, marketing and IT. It also provides a firm grounding for students setting out as entrepreneurs.

The Business with Finance pathway prepares students for a financial career in any large or medium-sized business, where the combination of management skills and financial understanding make them an invaluable asset. Find out the types of positions our graduates have gone on to work in here.

Alumni stories

BSc Finance Student Badr Berrada
Badr Berrada
Business with Finance

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