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BScFinance (4 Years Including Foundation Year)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Our BSc Finance (including foundation year) is open to Home, EU and international students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your English language and academic skills.

This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory English language and academic skills module.

You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.

After successful completion of Year Zero in our International Academy, you progress to complete your course with Essex Business School. On our course you gain a firm understanding of the financial drivers of business, which underpin leadership, strategy and planning, and governance and ethics. In particular you examine finance in its international context, learn how statistics can be used to make financial decisions and explore topics including:

- The pricing of securities in financial markets
- Business economics
- Quantitative methods
- Financial modelling
- Portfolio analysis

Essex has more start-up businesses than any other county in the UK and Essex Business School is ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014); more than two-thirds of our research is rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”.

Programme structure

Year 0

Introduction to Business Management
Introduction to Economics
Mathematics and Statistics
Academic Skills

Year 1

Introduction to Accounting
Quantitative Methods and Finance
Introduction to Management and Marketing
Economics for Business
Research and Study Skills for Professional Development

Year 2

Financial Reporting and Analysis (optional)
Corporate Finance
Foundations of Finance
Financial Modelling
Portfolio Analysis
Management Accounting I (optional)
Elements of Business Law (optional)

Final year

International Finance
The Pricing of Securities in Financial Markets
Options and Futures
Empirical Finance
Elements of Business Law (optional)
Issues in Management Accounting (optional)
International Accounting (optional)

Career opportunities

Our students are in demand from a wide range of employers in a host of occupations, including financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

PWC
IBM
Deloitte
Ernst and Young
AVIVA
Bank of England
Hiscox
John Lewis Partnership

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States