Study Finance at the University of Stirling and discover why we're ranked in the top 5 universities in Scotland for Accounting and Finance and top 20 in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022). Our BA Hons Finance is the first undergraduate degree in Scotland to have Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Affiliation Program status, underlining the embedded employability skills that students develop, as well as our cutting edge syllabus. Rooted in international research and shaped by the latest developments in finance theory and practice, this course will give you a comprehensive understanding of how stock markets work, how companies reduce foreign exchange risk, why corporate governance matters and why financial crises occur. As you study, you’ll gain a thorough grounding in the theoretical and analytical skills needed for a career in corporate finance, investment management or financial services. Your studies in Finance can also be combined with one of four complementary subjects, including our professionally-accredited Accountancy course. Graduating with an Accountancy and Finance degree from Stirling means you’ll be granted significant exemptions from professional exams when you begin your career. Finance at Stirling is ranked among the best courses of its kind in the country, in the top 10 in the UK (National Student Survey 2022), making it the perfect starting point for a world of exciting opportunities. Amplify Trading Boot Camp Students on the BA Finance or studying a combined degree with Finance have the opportunity to participate in this innovative week-long global financial trading and training boot camp run by our partner Amplify. The Stirling Amplify course won the CFA Institute Innovative Delivery of Education (IDEA) global award and gives you the chance to trade futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. By letting you trade in real time, but with virtual money, the boot camp bridges the gap between an academic understanding of financial markets and how they function in practice. Student Managed Investment Fund Our students have established a Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), with support of our academics within the Accounting and Finance Division. The SMIF allows you to gain practical experience of managing investments. A student-led society, participation will help you to enhance your employability before you graduate, giving you exceptional practical understanding of theoretical aspects of investment valuation. Particular emphasis is placed on the principles of responsible investment, including the use of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria when selecting stocks. Find out more about the Student Managed Investment Fund, the regular guest speakers and how you can get involved at the SMIF website.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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English language requirements
|Obtain IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill or equivalent.
If you don’t meet the entry requirements there are English language courses which can help you prepare for your degree: https://www.stir.ac.uk/international/international-students/pre-sessional-english-language-courses/
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