BA in Finance and Investment

General

Program Description

The BA Finance and Investments program equips students with the skills and knowledge to enter a range of exciting careers in Banking, Corporate Finance, Fund Management, and International Finance. The degree structure covers the key areas of Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Investment Management. This degree program enables our students to respond to the demand for graduates with knowledge and skills required to lead or financially direct organizations, from family-run businesses to global corporations or to secure employment in the world of finance and banking.

Students acquire a solid foundation in business, accounting and economics’ fundamentals with information technology and a sound understanding of financial concepts and considerations within a global financial environment. The program covers key areas that are vital to the finance industry such as mergers, regulation, and derivatives. The in-depth focus is dedicated to the applications of tools in finance and investment such as risk measurement and management, asset pricing, cost of capital, exchange rate determination, financial modeling, and econometric testing. Students can tailor their degree with specialist options in Derivatives, International Finance, and Wealth Management. Together with the option to gain Internship experience, the degree aims to form graduates with strong skills and key tools required by global employers in this competitive industry.

Our academics are experts in the finance and investment industry, and there are regular guest speakers to provide further insight. Students will work independently and collaboratively to apply their knowledge to practical situations, both on in the classroom and in the field. Graduates from this program are also eligible to receive a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Award in Management & Leadership.


5 Reasons to study BA Finance & Investment

  • Acquire a key understanding of Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Wealth Management.
  • Learn to develop specialist skills in International Finance and Market Analysis.
  • Obtain the vital skills needed to enter and succeed in employment relating to Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, and International Wealth Management.
  • Benefit from practical work experience in a Finance based integrated internship.
  • Gain access to the top graduate schools in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Europe.


After you graduate

Career Paths
Accenture, Ernst and Young, Merrill Lync, Nomura, UBS Wealth Management, HSBC, BNP Paribas

Further Education
London School of Economics and Political Science, SOAS, University of London, University of Cambridge, Frostberg State University, Oxford University, London Business School, CASS Business School

Career Paths for Finance Graduates
Fund Management, Accounting, Corporate Finance, Banking, International Finance, Wealth Management, Investment Banking


Career Support

We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships, you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences, and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam, and Australia.


Study Abroad

All students at Richmond University have the opportunity to study abroad. You can either study at one of our campuses for a semester to a year or study overseas at any of our partner locations across the world giving you a unique experience.


Entry Requirements

  • A-Level: 96 UCAS points
  • US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
  • International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.
  • Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade C, including mathematics and English.


English Language Requirements (Non-Native English Speakers)

  • IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • TOEFL (IBT) 80+ overall with Listening 17, Reading 18, Writing 17, Speaking 20
  • Pearsons Test of English (PTE) 51
  • Overall Cambridge English Scale score of no less than 168 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.


How to apply

You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond One Line Application. In order to submit your application, you will need the following information:

  • Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments.
  • The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference.
  • A personal statement – this can either be emailed as a Word Document or PDF or completed online.
  • An electronic copy of your in process or completed high school (secondary school) transcript and graduation certificate.

Last updated September 2019

About the School

Richmond is an American International University, established in 1972 and based in West London with two campuses in Richmond Hill and close to Kensington High Street. Since 1981, the university has be ... Read More

Richmond is an American International University, established in 1972 and based in West London with two campuses in Richmond Hill and close to Kensington High Street. Since 1981, the university has been awarding US Degrees accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. One of the latest achievement that Richmond is proud to announce, is being granted the power to award students with its own UK degrees starting from August 2018, as a consequence of having been recently granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) by the Privy Council. Read less
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