2019-20-Business-Management-and-Finance

Finance and Investment BSc (Hons)

Finance and Investment prepares students to excel in a career within the broad financial sector, including financial management, investment banking and equity trading. The programme is designed with special focus on practical perspective and employability orientation.

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Overview

The Finance and Investment BSc programme provides a rigorous academic approach to finance with a focus on practical skills and employability. It offers integrated theory and practice in all major finance areas and provides essential training for students to pursue a broad range of finance related professions. Students will be equipped with the most cutting-edge understanding, advanced technical skillset, and professional attitudes to excel in their future careers in financial sectors.

The discipline of finance is explored in depth and broadened by the development of links with other co-related disciplines such as accounting and economics. The programme places a distinct mathematical-quantitative emphasis on the subject matter and, where appropriate, the use of commercial database and computer software, such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Matlab, Python and R is integrated into the teaching methods to bridge its theoretical and practical aspects.

Our Trading Room will give you a simulated experience on industry-standard software that is used by decision-makers in practice.  The programme is also structured to address many of the competence requirements of professional finance bodies.

Key features

  • You will be equipped with an advanced technical skillset and professional attitudes to develop your career in finance and investment.
  • Benefit from module content that is broad in nature, covering a multitude of topics in finance, accounting, and economics.
  • Experience a ‘state-of-the-art’ module Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications, which will introduce you to the new methodology revolution. You will have hand-on experience of using and evaluating AI applications, as well as developing your own applications to solve real-life problems.
  • The programme is structured to address many of the competence requirements of professional finance bodies.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global – on these trips you’ll visit sites like Wall Street which give you a real-world experience that applies directly to your studies.

 


Scholarships

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

DMU Global High Flyers Award
The DMU Global High Flyers Award offers students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a DMU Global opportunity (subject to terms and conditions).

DMU Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the DMU Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.




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  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: N301

Start date: September 2020

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £9,250

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: N301

Start date: September 2020

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £13,750

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

  • Normally 112 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent, including one A or AS Level of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics or Statistics
  • Normally BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM in Mathematics, Physics or Statistics
  • Five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language plus Mathematics or equivalent at a minimum of grade 5
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ points including a quantitative subject at SL or HL level
  • QAA Access to Higher Education course not normally accepted as applicants will need to have studied a quantitative subject at A or AS Level equivalent in Maths, Physics or Statistics

 

Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language

If English is not your first language then an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent) is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

 

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Accreditation

 

Year 3

Plus one optional module from the following list:

Teaching and assessment

  • You will receive formal lectures and tutorials that have an emphasis on giving you increasing responsibility for your own learning.
  • Assessment will be made by a mixture of coursework of both a formative and a summative nature and a number of traditional exams will be set. Some multiple-choice tests may be used to review progress of students, but traditional exams will predominate in part as a preparation for a future professional career.
  • Case work, real-life examples and/or data will be a feature of the course to allow students to adapt technical knowledge to specific scenarios and provide tailored finance advice.
  • Problem solving will also underpin assessment activities in line with the interprofessional nature of finance.
  • Group work will be encouraged throughout the course.
  • A sustainable and ethical context will operate throughout the majority of modules.
  • A significant tutorial programme will be developed to ensure that students have sufficient knowledge of the rigours of the UKHE environment and skills required for success.

We are accredited by CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). You can qualify for exemptions and potentially gain a professional qualification at an accelerated rate.The professional accounting bodies award exemptions in line with a student’s prior learning to provide the quickest possible route to qualification.  A student with exemptions gains from an employability perspective. Such students are a good option to a prospective employer as the employer will not have to cover the costs of the professional examinations or provide study leave, which may disrupt the work schedule.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work, and high-spec IT labs installed with professional software.

Student benefit from The Trading Room, which can provide simulation of what it is like to work in the financial industry in roles such as trading, portfolio management, investment banking, corporate finance and financial or economic analysis.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Campus Centre

The home of  De Montfort Students' Union, (DSU) our Campus Centre offers a welcoming and lively hub for student life. Conveniently located at the heart of campus, it includes a convenience store, a Subway and a Starbucks. Here you can find the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets and DSU’s shop, SUpplies, selling art supplies, stationery and clothing, and printing and binding services. The building is also home to the DSU officer team. 

Opportunities and careers

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Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons, helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK-based activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

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Placements

As part of this course you will have the option to complete a paid placement year which offers invaluable professional experience.

Our exciting careers programme  DMU Works can help you secure a placement through activities such as mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and you will be assigned a personal tutor to support you throughout your placement.

We advertise posts in all locations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts.

Our students have taken placements with companies including IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, Ernst & Young, Volkswagen Financial Services and the NHS.

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Graduate careers

The Finance and Investment degree is ideal preparation for a career in a broad range of sectors including financial management, investment banking, equity trading.

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