De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Finance and Investment

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Course summary

The Finance and Investment BSc course at DMU provides a rigorous academic approach to finance with a focus on practical skills and employability. Students will be equipped with the advanced technical skillset, knowledge, and professional attitude necessary to excel in a career in the financial sector. The course is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Affiliation Program and our curriculum prepares students well to sit the CFA examinations to obtain one of the most reputable professional qualifications in the finance and investment industry. On this course, a comprehensive understanding of finance is developed through exploration of the connected disciplines of accounting and economics. This programme is ideal for those interested in a mathematical approach, where strong emphasis is placed on quantitative data. The use of important industry-standard commercial databases and software, such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Matlab, and Python, are integrated into the teaching methods to bridge the theoretical and practical aspects of finance. Innovative modules will introduce you to new methodologies – such as Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications, where you will gain hands-on experience of using, evaluating, and even developing your own AI applications, to solve real-life problems. Our Trading Room – one of the largest in a UK university – 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:

  • Be equipped with an advanced technical skillset and professional attitudes to develop your career in finance and investment.
  • Benefit from broad module content covering 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 hands-on experience of using and evaluating AI applications, as well as developing your own applications to solve real-life problems.
  • Study a programme that is structured to address many of the competency requirements of professional Finance bodies. We are proud to be a member of the CFA Affiliation Program. This course is also accredited by the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).
  • As a member of the CFA Affiliation Program, we can award the CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to a number of our top-performing students every year.
  • Gain real-world international experiences to build on your studies with DMU Global, previous students have visited sites such as Wall Street in New York where they learned about the financial institutions there and gained an understanding of how the most recent financial crisis unfolded.

Course details

Modules

Year 1  Financial Accounting,  Mathematics for Finance,  Statistics and Probability for Finance,  Introduction to Macroeconomics,  Introduction to Microeconomics. Year 2  International Financial Markets and Institutions,  Econometrics,  Corporate Finance,  Equity and Fixed Income Valuation,  Financial Reporting,  Ethics for Professionals, Plus two optional modules from the following list:  Working Capital Management,  Risk Management,  Business Taxation,  Business Intelligence using Excel, Year 3  Investments and Portfolio Management,  International Financial Derivatives,  International Financial Management,  Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications,  Governance and Sustainability. Plus one optional module from the following list:  Financial Econometrics,  Advanced Corporate Finance,  Advanced Business Intelligence.

Assessment method

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.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N301
Institution code:
D26
Campus name:
Leicester Campus
Campus code:
Y

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14250* Year 1
International £14250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Finance and Investment at De Montfort University - UCAS