Financial Management at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

Financial Management

University of Portsmouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Overview The business world is more complex and diverse than ever, and the demand for financially literate graduates has never been higher. This BA (Hons) Financial Management degree course gives you a thorough understanding of the business world, so it’s ideal if you want a career in business finance. You’ll develop a thorough knowledge of financial decision-making, learn analytical skills valued by both the corporate world and the finance industry, and develop commercial awareness. After the course, you’ll have all the skills you need to work in the finance industry including managing the financial functions of a business. This degree shares a common first year with several other business courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to another course if you develop an interest in a different subject area. What you'll experience On this course you'll:

  • Learn skills in areas such as business accounting, managing people, corporate governance and working as a team
  • Be taught by a mixture of professional qualified staff and expert academic researchers
  • Use our Bloomberg terminals, where you’ll analyse real-time financial market data, and get the Bloomberg Certificate
  • Have the chance to network with potential employers and work with real businesses on projects
After the course, you can use the financial expertise you’ve developed to work in finance or manage the financial functions of a business. What can you do with a Financial Management degree? Many of our graduates have gone onto managerial-level roles. Routes they’ve pursued include:
  • commercial banking
  • corporate finance
  • chartered accountancy
  • investment banking
  • financial management
  • real estate
  • financial planning
  • insurance
  • further study at postgraduate level
After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core units in this year include:

  • Business Accounting
  • Economics for Business
  • Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
  • Marketing Principles and Practice
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Business Operations and Systems Management
Year 2 Core units in this year include:
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting for Business
  • Management Accounting for Operational Control
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Crime
  • Ethics and Controls
Optional units in this year currently include:
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Personal Finance
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • Accounting Packages and Systems
  • Taxation
  • Business and Employment Law
  • Foreign language
Placement year (optional) After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year in the UK or abroad to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. This will also help you stand out from other candidates when you apply for jobs after the course. Previous students have completed work placements at:
  • Microsoft GE
  • Aviation
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. Year 3 Core units in this year include:
  • Advanced Corporate Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Management Accounting for Strategic Analysis and Control
Optional units in this year currently include:
  • Dissertation
  • Independent Study Project
  • Financial Investment Project
  • International Accounting
  • International Financial Management
  • Behavioural Finance and the Psychology of Investment
  • Business Forecasting and Data Analysis
  • Business Consultancy Project
  • Business Improvement and Creativity
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

  • analysis of topical case studies
  • written reports
  • essays
  • presentations
  • a self-led project
  • an optional dissertation
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the units you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
  • Year 1 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 60% by written exams, 13% by practical exams and 27% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 28% by written exams and 72% by coursework


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 points 112-120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.
A level 112-120 Tariff points from 3 A levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - DDM
Access to HE Diploma 112-122 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112-120 Tariff points.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points 29 points from the IB Diploma, with 655/754 at Higher Level - 29 points from the IB Diploma, with 664 at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 - H3, H3, H3, H3, H4
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Cambridge Pre-U score of 54-60.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14300 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Islands Year in placement/industry £925 Year abroad of a language course £925. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance International (Non-EU) Year in placement/industry £2,500 Year abroad of a language course £2,500. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/international-students/funding **Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.**
Financial Management at University of Portsmouth - UCAS