BA Honours in Business Management (Finance)

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School

Program Description

BA Honours in Business Management (Finance)

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School

Business success requires a breadth of knowledge and abilities. This course, which brings together business management theory and practice, will enable you to develop the vision, innovation and drive needed for a successful leader in the contemporary business world.

On this course, you will gain a broad range of business knowledge and management skills. The course introduces you to different business functions and provides a broad perspective on the global business environment.

With a specialism towards finance, you will also develop your understanding of modern finance theories and applications. This opens up a range of further career opportunities in areas such as banking, hedge funds, risk management, stockbroking, wealth management and treasury.

You will be also able to develop an understanding of global financial markets through the use of our Bloomberg Financial Market Suite – a state-of-the-art teaching and research resource used widely by leading global financial institutions.

Course content

In each year of study, you will take a combination of core and option modules, with increased flexibility as you move through the degree. You can also study a foreign language as part of the course.

In Year 1 you are introduced to the functions of business organizations, the broader business context and key management skills and competencies. Our Business Management BA and its pathways are designed to allow you more flexibility and provides you with the opportunity to transfer between the various Business Management pathways, should you wish, at the end of your first year.

The core modules in Year 2 focus on how businesses operate and are resourced, and help to build your management skills and capabilities of research and information gathering, analysis, reflection and decision making.

You will begin to study your chosen pathway for a special award or select modules from across all business areas for a general award. Your Personal and Professional Development Tutor will help you to decide on a programme of study best suited to your abilities and personal career interests.

You may wish to study abroad for a semester in the second half of Year 2.

In Year 3 the core modules will enable you to apply critical and reflective approaches to exploring the challenges facing contemporary business at a strategic level and to develop your specialism further. You will also have the opportunity to complete a project or piece of independent research, investigating an issue of your choice. Alongside this, you will have a wide range of specialist and option modules to choose from.

Subjects of study

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Year 1 (Credit Level 4)

Subjects of study include:

  • Accounting and Finance Fundamentals
  • Analysing and Managing Information
  • Global Business Environment
  • Marketing Principles
  • People and Organisations

Year 2 (Credit Level 5)

Subjects of study include:

  • Business Decision Making
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Law and the Business
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Operations and Digital Business

Work placement or Study Abroad year

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you can undertake a one-year, full-time business placement. Past students have completed placements in a variety of SMEs and prestigious organizations, including Barclays Bank, British Airways, Disney UK, IBM and the NHS. Alternatively, you can study abroad at one of our partner institutions.

Year 3 (Credit Level 6)

Subjects of study include:

  • Banking Theory and Practice
  • Current Themes in Finance
  • Global Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Global Strategic Management
  • International Investments
  • Personal Finance
  • Sustainable Business
  • Taxation

Westminster electives

As part of your course, you can take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation courses for international students who do not meet our Bachelor's degree entry requirements.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
University of Westminster, Westminster Business School

Last updated February 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
3 - 4 years
Full time
9,250 GBP
Home/EU: £9,250 - Overseas: £12,500
United Kingdom - London, England
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