Financial Technology Management Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

Our BSc (Hons) Financial Technology Management is the first ever Financial Technology undergraduate course in the UK – giving you the opportunity to lead the way in this exciting industry.

During you first year you will gain an excellent grounding in general business principles which will help you to reflect the role of technology and finance in all areas of business. The second and third years of the course will develop your financial technology skills in areas such as global markets, investment strategies, taxation, corporate risk, performance management, innovation and sustainability.

This degree is supported by our world-class steering group to ensure the course meets market needs and international trends. Members of the steering group are made up of both academic and commercial partners. Their backgrounds include senior vice-presidents from global investment firms, a manager of a Fortune 500 company, a partner of an international recruitment firm and active scholars from the world’s top 100 universities.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

Students are introduced to a range of core topics during the first year of the programme to provide a foundation to the diverse nature of contemporary business practices and issues. Students are encouraged to read around the subject matter and become familiar with the nature of academic writing in a supportive environment whilst developing a level of autonomy. All the modules have a 20-credit value. MODULES Business: Past, Present and Future Business Communication Skills for Marketing Business Idea Generation Data Analytics and Understanding ‘Big Data’ Basics of Accounting and Finance Introduction to Financial Markets YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Your second year builds on the introductory modules of level 4 and develops additional business issues. The expectation is for greater student autonomy and an indication of the ability to apply theory to a business situation. As previously the modules have a 20-credit value and a similar profile of lecture and tutorial attendance, supported by independent study as applied at level 4. MODULES Financial Decision Making Engaging and Leading People Managing Corporate Risk and Crime** Taxation** Global Markets and Investment Strategies Enabling technologies and business opportunities in finance Competitive Intelligence Research*** Innovation Commercialisation*** ** Choice of 1 of 2 modules in Sem 1 *** Choice of 1 of 2 modules in Sem 2 YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) The focus at this level incorporates strategic and longer-term business issues, introduces global issues and ta more substantial piece of work via the dissertation or work placement where a student is able to choose a problem and undertake independent research to solve a business problem. Modules again have a 20-credit value apart from the dissertation which is 40-credits and studied over two trimesters and requires additional independent study. Weekly lectures and tutorial sessions, typically of three hours per module are timetabled during teaching weeks. MODULES Globalisation: Challenges and Opportunities Organisation Performance Measurement** Business Sustainability and Growth** Disruptive Innovation and Financial Technologies Advanced Financial Management*** Strategic Marketing*** Dissertation* Work Placement* * Choice of 1 of 2 modules ** Choice of 1 of 2 modules in Sem 1 *** Choice of 1 of 2 modules in Sem 2 The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

As part of our commitment to preparing our graduates for the professional workplace, we recognise the need to provide a variety of assessment methods that retain academic rigour, but also offer students opportunities to develop themselves in a variety of ways. Consequently, across most modules students will be assessed by methods such as traditional examination, oral examination, case study evaluation, presentations, blog writing and management report writing.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code N1DM
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk for further advice and guidance.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £11,750 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.