BSc

Business Finance with Foundation Year

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BSc Business Finance with Foundation Year Code N31F Clearing places available – 0800 121 40 80

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Key Facts

Code N31F
  • Typical A-level offer

    Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have a suitable background education, experience and motivation.

  • Course Length

    4 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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The information on this page relates to September 2019 entry. For 2020 information, including grade requirements, please check our prospectus.

BSc Business Finance with Foundation Year, at Aberystwyth University, is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). If you are interested in focusing on the diverse world of finance and the factors that influence financial policy, then this is the degree for you. Aberystwyth Business School has strong links with business and industry, which open up a number of opportunities for you. By studying this degree, you will develop a firm understanding of the following areas: financial strategy; banking conduct; financial services and government regulation. These attributes will be highly sought after by employers of this discipline.

The integrated foundation year - designed for prospective students who do not have a sufficient or relevant academic background - is the perfect option to access this highly-sort scheme. In the foundation year, you will be brought up to speed on the fundamentals of [course title], providing a solid base for you to go on and enjoy the full undergraduate degree.

Year 3 and 4 modules.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business & Management Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

95% of our Business and Administrative subject students were satisfied that the staff were good at explaining things, 88 for the sector. (NSS 2019)

97% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)

Overview

Following the foundation year, the syllabus of this course is identical to its sister course [Business Finance, N310].

ACCA Accredited ProgrammeCIMA Accredited ICAEW Accredited CIFPA Accredited CII Accredited ICAS Accredited

Why study Business Finance at Aberystwyth University?

  • The BSc in Business Finance will enable you to develop your analytical, communicational skills to understand and negotiate in an increasingly complex business environment.
  • Throughout the academic year, we invite guest speakers for industry (local and national small, medium and large enterprises) to share their expertise and knowledge to our cohort of students. This has been a popular addition to the extra-curricular events of the academic timetable and gives you a valuable opportunity to network with those who may become your future employer. 
  • Our International Study Exchange programmes are available to all students, who demonstrate academic success during the first academic year. The International and Erasmus exchange programme allows you to explore a new country and study in one of our reputable partner universities through the medium of English. 
Our Staff

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.

Modules

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Employability

Career prospects: From Campus to Career

Our graduates have discovered careers in:

  • Financial strategy;
  • Actuarial profession;
  • Corporate banking;
  • Tax;
  • Investment analysis;
  • Financial trading;
  • Retail banking.

What skills will I obtain from this degree?

Studying a degree in Business Finance will equip you with the following skills:

  • Understanding of organisational behaviour and structure;
  • Improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data;
  • Deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes;
  • The ability to communicate clearly written and spoken;
  • Effective problem solving;
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills;
  • Decision- making;
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Time-management and organisational skills;
  • Self-motivation and self- reliance.

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

Discover more about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department.

Teaching & Learning

What will you learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

In the first foundation year, you will be introduced to core components of Business Finance.

In your second year you may discover:

  • Financial accounting;
  • Management Accounting;
  • Financial Management;
  • Quantitative skills and methods;
  • Management;
  • Business Environment.

In your third and fourth year you may explore and study:

  • Investments and financial instruments;
  • Firms;
  • Markets;
  • Pricing;
  • Corporate finance;
  • Taxation;
  • European and International monetary systems. 

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials of which are in small groups. You will be required on some modules to deliver presentations, work effectively as part of a group and undertake any essays that are required from you.

At Aberystwyth University, all our modules are placed online for you to study further in the comfort of your room. We also have a wealth of printed texts which are available in our library and the National Library of Wales.

 The course is assessed by:

  • Examinations;
  • Assessed essays;
  • Projects;
  • Presentations;
  • Dissertation (certain modules).

You will be allocated a personal tutor for the duration of degree at Aberystwyth University.

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have a suitable background education, experience and motivation.

GCSE requirements (grade C min):

BTEC National Diploma:

International Baccalaureate:

European Baccalaureate:

The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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