|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Across the globe, financial markets are facing dramatic regulatory and technological change. Against a backdrop of increasing market volatility, financial professionals must be adaptable, responsible and remain calm under pressure.
This professionally accredited course will prepare you for a fast-paced career in finance. You have access to our virtual trading floor, where you can practise trading stocks and securities on our industry standard Bloomberg Financial Market Labs.
You gain a firm understanding of the financial drivers of business and learn how these shape leadership, strategy and planning. You examine finance in an international context, using real-life examples to apply theory to practice and develop your capacity to analyse statistics. By exploring issues surrounding governance and ethics, you graduate with the ability to make sound, responsible financial decisions for the benefit of organisations and their stakeholders.
- the pricing of securities in financial markets
- business economics
- quantitative methods
- financial modelling
- portfolio analysis
Your first year ensures you receive a fully-rounded business education by introducing you to topics such as marketing, economics, management and accounting.
Essex is one of just three UK universities to have received Q-Step Affiliate status, including for our BSc Finance, to support the way we develop the quantitative skills of our students.
This means we can provide work placement bursaries to develop your skills in evaluating numerical evidence, analysing data and designing research. We also offer the opportunity to follow a specialised degree path, where you graduate with enhanced quantitative skills. These are evidenced on your degree transcript to help give you the competitive edge in the graduate job market.
BSc Finance is taught at Essex Business School, ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF, 2014). We have one of the largest finance groups in the country and you learn amongst students and staff from all over the world.
This course can also be taken with an optional placement or study abroad year.
Introduction to Accounting
Quantitative Methods and Finance
Introduction to Management and Marketing
Economics for Business
Research and Study Skills for Professional Development
Financial Reporting and Analysis (optional)
Foundations of Finance
Introduction to Banking (optional)
Financial Intermediaries, Instruments and Markets (optional)
The Pricing of Securities in Financial Markets
Options and Futures
Financial Markets and Monetary Policy (optional)
Behavioural Finance (optional)
Risk Management and Financial Institutions (optional)
International Banking (optional)
Our students develop rewarding careers at some of the most recognised brands in the world:
Bank of England
John Lewis Partnership
Our recent graduates have entered employment in a range of areas from financial analysis to management, public administration and accountancy.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.