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.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
24 September 2018
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.
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.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice and guidance.
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|