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    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

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. 

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) and BU institutional data, unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, January 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

September: 1 year full-time. January: 16 months full-time, 2 years with optional 30-week work placement

Accreditations:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Required subjects:

Finance, Accounting, Economics or courses with elements of these subjects

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

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, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

Your application

Placements

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to gain valuable experience through full-time paid industrial placements, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will have the option to start your placement when the taught units of the course are finished, before the dissertation.

Find out more about placements for postgraduate students

Entry requirements

Careers

Our finance courses are industry focused. We will help you develop a global perspective to finance and business that will serve you well in the increasingly internationalised business world. 

The course also provides you with the ability to tailor its content to suit your needs and career ambitions.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find information on living costs for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

Diana Giuliana

The course has taught me to be better in group work and communicate with other nationalities which is very important for companies which should enhance my employability.

Hear from our staff

Professor Steve Letza

The postgraduate framework consists of a number of elements at the heart of which are the Finance subjects themselves but around that sits a number of related topics.