Students take Finance plus two other subjects in the first three semesters.
Semesters 1 - 3
You will take core modules in the following:
- Finance I: An examination of the two key aspects of corporate finance: the financing decision and the investment decision. The evaluation of investment risk and return. Introduction to financial securities and financial markets. Basic principles of security valuation
- Accounting I: An understanding of the basic concepts required to prepare and analyse financial statements
- Accounting II: An examination of the basic accounting techniques used by management accountants to help in decision making and in the formulation of future plans
In addition to these core modules, you must also study one Economics module.
Semesters 4 - 8
You are required to take the following advanced modules:
- Finance II
- External Reporting
- Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Personal Financial Planning
- International Finance
- Securities and Investment
- Financial Analysis
- Finance Dissertation
Additional advanced modules may be selected from any advanced semester Accountancy or Finance option, or from those required by the particular degree course being followed.
Teaching and assessment
Student learning takes place in lectures, tutorials, computer-based workshops and through independent study. Each module is assessed by a combination of examination and coursework. Assessed coursework may comprise of essays, problem-solving exercises or tests.
Development of Personal Transferable Skills
- IT skills through completion of computer workshops (EXCEL & SAGE) and assignments, and by obtaining module information using Succeed
- Communication skills through active tutorial participation; written coursework and oral group presentations
- Self management through meeting coursework deadlines (set release and deadline dates)
- Inter-personal skills through sharing skills and understanding in tutorials and practical computer sessions and group presentations
- Research skills through the coursework research project
- Critical reflection through awareness of how personal skills meet the needs of an employer in an accounting / business setting.
- Academic skills of problem solving, numeracy, analytical and logical thinking.
*Students can also exit with a BA in this subject combination
(For a Combined Honours degree the higher entrance requirements of the subjects usually apply.)