BSc Honours in Finance

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School

Program Description

BSc Honours in Finance

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School

The Finance BSc Honours will enable you to develop your understanding of modern finance theories and applications. The course enhances your analytical abilities, together with the team-working, problem-solving, communication skills and commercial awareness needed in a complex global financial world. You will gain a broader understanding of the socio-economic, legal and professional environment within which finance operates. You will also acquire the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

A unique feature of this course is that you will be able to use Westminster Business School’s Financial Markets Suite (FMS), showing you how the markets operate in real time. The FMS utilises the Bloomberg platform, a state-of-the-art teaching and research resource used widely by leading global financial institutions.

The skills and knowledge you develop will open up a range of job opportunities in areas such as asset financing, banking, financial planning, hedge funds, investment analysis, risk management, stockbroking, wealth management and treasury. The course is also designed to help your progression to professional qualifications and matches the needs of relevant professional bodies.

Westminster Business School has been selected as a Centre of Excellence in financial markets by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). The CISI is the largest professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of financial centres globally.

Course content

As well as a firm grounding in finance fundamentals alongside core modules in management, the course offers you the opportunity to study a wide variety of specialist finance modules including banking, corporate finance, corporate governance, financial markets, financial modelling and statistics, investments, portfolio management, risk management, and securities analysis.

Teaching methods focus on active student learning through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning (including group work) designed to engage your interest in the finance subject area. Assessment methods may include essays, reports, presentations, case studies, and in-class tests as well as time-constrained exams.

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:

  • Corporate Financial Accounting
  • Global Business Environment
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Financial Markets
  • Mathematics for Finance

You will also have the opportunity to take an option module that broadens your skills or helps you to gain more in-depth knowledge of your specialist area; you may also choose a foreign language as your option module.

Year 2 (Credit Level 5)

Subjects of study include:

  • Contextualised Business Operations
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Modelling and Statistics
  • Securities Analysis

Plus two options from: Corporate Governance, Law and the Business and other areas of business including languages.

Placement or Study Abroad year

Between Year 2 and 3 you can undertake a one-year, full-time business placement. Alternatively, you could study abroad during this year at one of our partner institutions.

Year 3 (Credit Level 6)

Subjects of study include:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Risk Management

Plus two options from: Dissertation, Banking Theory and Practice, Global Financial Markets and Institutions and other areas of business including languages.

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 don’t meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.

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

Last updated January 17, 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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