This progression course is delivered by the Business School, which has AACSB accreditation in recognition of our focus on excellence in all areas. It’s something that fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.
If you have a background in finance or a related discipline and want to pursue a career in financial analysis, financial management or investment, this course will help you develop the exact skills you need. It covers the most recent developments in the financial industry including FinTech, Big Data, derivatives and risk management.
As the finance industry stands on the brink of serious disruption from technological developments such as digital currencies and the widespread use of Big Data, you’ll be perfectly placed to fill the skills gap that so many organisations currently face.
Delivered by a blend of theory and practice, the course offers core units that will develop your quantitative skills and your ability to analyse financial data and understand financial instruments, financial economics and investment management. What’s more, there are also a range of optional units that enable you to tailor your learning towards your intended career path or areas of specific interest.
An optional 30-week placement can help increase your employability even further. The placement will help increase your employability even further. You can opt to take your placement in the UK or overseas, and in fact many large financial firms are located within Bournemouth.
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Next start date:
September 2019, January 2020, September 2020, January 2021
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
September: 1 year full-time. January: 16 months full-time, 2 years with optional 30-week work placement
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Finance, Accounting, Economics or courses with elements of these subjects
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject or equivalent
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.