This course is delivered by the AACSB accredited Business School, an accreditation which places us within the top institutions globally for business degrees. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have attained this hallmark of excellence which recognises a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching and student learning.
Recognised for its flexibility, our range of Business Studies courses allows you to apply to our broad Business Studies degree (N100) and then move to a business specialism in year two. What’s more, as this course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), you’ll not only graduate with a degree in Business Studies with Finance, but receive a CMI leadership and management qualification too.
Finances are behind almost all business decisions, so it’s crucial to have a strong grasp of financial management and how financial information can inform decision-making. On this Business Studies with Finance degree you’ll discover how to apply theoretical principles and techniques to financial decision-making in what can often be a complex, dynamic and uncertain environment.
Your curriculum, taught by highly qualified lecturers and industry-savvy practitioners, will be peppered with numerous networking events and compelling talks held by guest speakers from a variety of business disciplines. Plus there’s the possibility of travel in year two, as you can study the second semester at one of BU’s international partner institutions, currently in Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.
A 30-week period in industry will help to bolster your CV in year three. This will give you essential real-world experience, placing your theory and skills into practice, and enabling you to harvest a network of professional contacts – all of which are vital for successfully launching a career.
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You'll apply to Business Studies (N100) and then in your second year, you can choose to carry on with the broad Business Studies route or choose one of our specialist pathways which include:
At the end of your second year you can either choose to remain on this broader-focused pathway or select a specialist field of business and graduate with one of the following titles:
- Business Studies with Economics
- Business Studies with Enterprise
- Business Studies with Finance
- Business Studies with Human Resource Management
- Business Studies with Marketing
- Business Studies with Operations & Project Management
- International Business Studies.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years including a minimum 30-week work placement
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
For 2019 entry: 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.