This inspirational one-year course offers you the opportunity to successfully achieve an Honours degree in International Finance and the prospect of going on to enter a business and finance-related Master’s course.
Foundation Degree with 60% or above in a required subject or HND with Merit or above in a required subject.
Required subjects: Accounting, Economics or Finance.
GCSEs: This course requires GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.
Numeracy and literacy: We need to be sure that you can express yourself in written English and have basic numeracy skills. We look at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework, which includes GCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills Level 2. If you do not have formal qualifications to this level or have alternatives, we may still be able to consider your application, please contact the Future Students Enquiry Team to find out more.
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.
Investment Management: The theories underpinning investment management and their practical application. You´ll learn about the current features of capital markets and savings products which will prepare you for business and personal investment.
Risk Modelling & Management: Gain an understanding of risk in a modern business environment and the risk management processes needed for controlling such risks. You´ll develop skills for analysing risk scenarios and solutions.
Perspectives on Business Strategy: The perspectives for developing and executing business strategy. From its roots in finance and economics, strategy has developed its own language, tools and methodologies, which are used throughout businesses and organisations in many parts of the world. You´ll be introduced to that language and gain experience working in the toolkit, and understand its limits.
Option units Block A (choose one):
Public Finance & Policy: As Nation-States begin to raise taxes to address unprecedented levels of public debt, we will consider their decisions, targets, and taboos. We will debate the underlying principles and theories on which our tax policies have evolved. This unit aims to provide a technically and academically challenging examination of public finance, in theory and in practice.
Entrepreneurship & Business Ventures: The unit covers how individuals and teams build on opportunities to create new businesses or transform existing ones by undertaking entrepreneurial activities. You will learn how to be effective entrepreneurs by looking at the business and personal skills needed to start a business and the critical factors in the survival of start-ups and reasons for failure.
Option units Block B (choose two):
Financial Regulation: An insight into key financial regulatory theories, forms and rationale in the financial sector. You´ll engage with and analyse regulatory concepts and systems that meet the needs of the regulator and the regulated
Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Reporting: This unit will equip you with the ability to account and report on environmental topics with emphasis on both regulatory as well as the reporting framework needed to account for environmental issues. You will gain the ability to critically appraise the usefulness of such information.
International Taxation: The rise of the multinational company has been an outstanding feature in business history since the 1960s. It´s no longer enough for a tax specialist to understand of a single country’s tax system. Knowing about business opportunities and risk in cross-border trading and the measures countries take to protect their jurisdiction to tax is essential. You´ll examine issues in international taxation faced by multinational corporations and individuals, and apply the principles of international taxation to a wide range of situations.
You will be able to apply for a range of positions after graduating, such as:
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