The application of appropriate financial technology and analytical skills is a growing priority, particular for finance professionals. In increasingly competitive environments, professionals within the financial sector require a more detailed view of their organisations financial data. This programme is designed with inputs from leading industry professionals and strikes a balance between the mechanics of analytical methods and the dynamic finance-related decision-making process. We aim to develop our students as finance professionals of the future who, equipped with analytics skills, have the appropriate attributes to reduce risks through making smarter, timely and more accurate financial decisions. Students will gain technical data science skills and non-technical management skills along with a deep understanding of the application of analytics within the context of financial management. The core ethos of the programme is designed in accordance with the University’s mission ‘Making Knowledge Work’ in order to provide latest Finance and Business analytics skills for making informed decisions and foster a better quality of finance management as a profession. You will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with specialist business analytics software, SAS, who are considered one of the world’s leading industry standard data analytics software providers, widely used in the business world. You'll also learn about additional tools and techniques necessary for managing your self-development as a manager in alignment with your career aspirations in an inspiring and innovation led environment. You will develop your understanding of topics such as: *Financial Analytics and Accounting *Multinational Finance and Investment *Fundamentals of Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence *Big Data Analytics for Business *Risk Management and Derivatives In addition, our research-focused academics will facilitate your learning throughout the duration of this degree programme, ensuring you remain up to date with the latest trends in the area of Finance and Business Analytics. Through innovative teaching and practical application, this programme aims at incorporating finance and business analytics, therefore placing you at the forefront of graduate competition for roles such as Financial Analyst, Audit Analyst, Finance Manager, Business Development Manager and many others. AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS) The School of Management has joined the prestigious worldwide AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS). All students will be given an opportunity to enhance their employability skills, helping to make them ready for the world of work. AWS Academy is a global program that provides educational institutions with access to cloud computing content to support student learning in a competitive digital workplace. As a member of the AWS Academy, the University of Bradford will help students become proficient and certified in the use of AWS technologies and ready to join the dynamic cloud IT workforce. All learners will have the opportunity to seek professional certification with the skills gained through AWS Academy content, delivered by University staff that are AWS Academy accredited. Professional accreditation We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown". We use SAS, one of the world’s leading industry standard data analytics software as part of this degree to train students. SAS are one of our strategic partners and acknowledge this programme. They are advocates for our students gaining experience with the software, which is used widely in the business world. Placements The course is underpinned by the opportunity to undertake a placement year giving you the opportunity to gain real experience and professional training within your degree in order to kick-start your career.
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The University welcomes applicants from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.
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