Develop your skills in business and financial strategy on this professionally focused course, offering a valuable combination of management, business and financial knowledge and skills which will help you widen your career prospects in a fast-paced, rewarding profession. Dual accredited with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the degree also enables you to add a professional leadership and management award (level 5) to your CV when you graduate. Learn to analyse future trends and identify the impacts of economic changes on capital markets and borrowing, and build a comprehensive understanding of the workings of national and international capital markets. You will explore financial language and theory, develop enquiry, analysis, evaluation and communication skills, and learn to offer practical, sustainable and ethical solutions to challenging real-world problems. Ranked top 25% in the UK for business, management and marketing (Guardian UK University Guide 2021) Solent Business School will help you develop the skills and confidence to progress a successful career in finance, business and management or even start up your own business. Our courses are taught by a talented and diverse teaching team with a wealth of finance and business expertise – and real-world connections – giving you both academic credibility and the chance to build your professional skills and network. Dual accredited with Chartered Management Institute; on graduation, you will also receive a level 5 professional diploma in leadership and management. What does this course lead to? When you graduate, you will have a broad range of transferable skills, allowing you to pursue careers in any of the following areas: Business project manager Finance officer Business and risk analyst Business planning manager Business development manager Business advisor Corporate banking manager Wealth manager Investment manager Financial analyst Finance transformation project manager Who is this course for? Ideally suited to students who want to develop their financial literacy and management skills, the course gives you the tools to create value for society, the economy and yourself. You may not be sure yet which industry or organisation will suit you. You may work in financial services, in local or global business, or in a smaller entrepreneurial firm or start-up. You may even start your own business. Whatever your aspiration, you know you have the potential to be an analytical, creative, problem solver with determination. On this exciting course you’ll gain valuable and applied finance and management skills, from interpersonal skills to capital trading to data analysis.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Positive Psychology for Success Contemporary Management Theory Data Analysis, Tools and Application Marketing, Sales and Negotiation Skills Business Finance for Managers Creative Enterprise and Innovation YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Project Management in Business Operations Management Values Driven Leadership Community Enterprise Capital Market Trading The UK Financial System YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Developing the Professional Manager Research Methods Final Major Project Ecological Economics Sustainable Strategic Management International Financial Reporting and Analysis
The course is assessed through simulation, reports, plans, presentations, evaluation and financial analysis, podcasts, blogs, reflective logs, papers and coursework assessments that relate to the real-world case studies and business practice, drawing on financial knowledge.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students
• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.|
Solent University can also accept the following English Language Test: Duolingo English Language Test 115 overall with a minimum of 95 in each component. All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries
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