University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Finance and Investment with a Year in Industry

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Course summary

Study Finance and Investment at Kent Business School to gain a strong knowledge of financial principles and techniques, and the confidence necessary to work the trading floor via our real-life simulator, The Bloomberg Lab. Our degree is accredited with the CFA to ensure that you’ll graduate with the necessary expertise, skills and experience to put a sought-after career in banking, investment or risk management within your reach. You’ll learn about finance and investment, its role in business and society, and explore core elements of the subject such as financial fundamentals, principles and markets, and explore topics such as data analysis, econometrics, derivatives, portfolio and risk management. You can also choose to focus on specialist areas such as business law and corporate strategy or learn more about new and developing areas of finance like FinTech. You take a Year in Industry following your second year of study, enabling you to apply your expertise in a work setting while earning a salary. You will graduate with the skills and confidence to succeed in your graduate role, and develop valuable work experience for your CV. Reasons to Study Finance and Investment at Kent

  • Gain access to our Bloomberg Lab to use industry standard trading floor simulation software.
  • Our course is accredited by the CFA Institute
  • We feature in the top 1% of business schools globally with triple accreditation status from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS
  • Gain employability support during your studies and for three years after you graduate.
  • Add a Year Abroad or Year in Industry for real-world experience or take a 'Selfie Year' and launch your own business through ASPIRE.

Course details

Modules

Stage 1 Your first year is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the understanding of finance and investment such as economics for business, quantitative methods, an introduction to data analysis and statistics, the fundamentals of finance and investments and the fundamentals of accounting. Stage 2 Your second year becomes more specialised, allowing you to develop your critical thinking of accounting and finance with greater emphasis on the key concepts and theories to develop intellectual agility and provides an opportunity to apply theory to practice. Year in Industry: All students spend a year in industry in the UK or internationally, supported by a dedicated Employability and Placement teams. The programme is designed to ensure that students gain experience in the functional areas and industries of their choice. Unique to KBS, students can take a Self-Employed Placement year during which they develop their initial business idea into a feasible business plan. The ‘Selfie’ programme students are supported by an in-house entrepreneur who acts as their specialist mentor. Stage 3 Your final year allows you to develop your specialist knowledge of finance and investment with flexibility to choose modules covering topics such as business law and employment rights, behavioural finance and consultancy skills and practice. There is also a detailed research project as an option as part of this final stage.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N300
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

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)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Unistats information

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70%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees for 2023/24 are to be confirmed. Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options.
Finance and Investment with a Year in Industry at University of Kent - UCAS