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Business and Finance

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Businesses – indeed most organisations – succeed because they get the balance right between the financial and material resources, trained staff and the production output. Successful organisations use resources as inputs into their manufacturing/service operations or as assets in which they invest to get a profitable return. It’s the job of finance personnel to help manage the efficient, effective and ethical transformation of assets into outputs that customers need.

Without financial expertise, even the best businesses will experience severe operational problems, but when the finances of a business are well managed and aligned with other business functions (such as marketing, human resources and technology) the results can be excellent. Successful graduates of this Business Management and Finance course will be able to apply skills, concepts and knowledge gained to manage a prosperous business.

This degree builds on contemporary financial management skills and approaches to give you everything you need to secure and succeed in a finance-based management career. We aim to give you practical experience through our extensive placement and mentoring programmes, which will equip you with hands-on skills and guidance from industry professionals.

  • Successful completion of the degree leads to dual accreditation: Bachelor's degree and Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Work placement opportunities integrated into the second and third year of the programme
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus

Businesses – indeed most organisations – succeed because they get the balance right between the financial and material resources, trained staff and the production output. Successful organisations use resources as inputs into their manufacturing/service operations or as assets in which they invest to get a profitable return. It’s the job of finance personnel to help manage the...

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Course Content

Business Management and Finance will help you to understand the financial and economic aspects of businesses, how to manage and motivate people and how to build an organisation for success.

Management and development of a business requires an understanding of the changes taking place in the business world, society, consumer markets, financial issues, organisational strategy, global economies and digital technology. You will learn how all these factors combined with the ability to understand key financial aspects are critical to the sustained development of a business.

It is possible to gain professional accreditations and certificate exemptions by successfully completing selected core and optional Business Management and Finance modules.

Year one

  • Contemporary Business Issues CORE
  • Contemporary Marketing Practice CORE
  • Financial Decision Making CORE
  • Human Resource Management CORE
  • Introduction To Management Theory CORE
  • Organisational Behaviour CORE

Year two

  • Business Economics CORE
  • Corporate Finance CORE
  • Fundamentals of Accounting CORE
  • Research Methods in Business and Management CORE
  • Business Law OPTIONAL
  • Consumer and Commercial Law OPTIONAL

Year three

  • Financial Markets and Institutions CORE
  • Research Project CORE
  • Stock Market Investment CORE
  • Building a Start-up Business OPTIONAL
  • Charity Management OPTIONAL
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Business OPTIONAL

Business Management and Finance will help you to understand the financial and economic aspects of businesses, how to manage and motivate people and how to build an organisation for success. Management and development of a business requires an understanding of the changes taking place in the business world, society, consumer markets, financial issues, organisational strategy, global...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

72 UCAS points should include at least a B and C grade at A Level (or equivalent). GCSE Maths grade C, or equivalent evidence of numerical skills, is also a requirement.

Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk.

To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff calculator.

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

72 UCAS points should include at least a B and C grade at A Level (or equivalent). GCSE Maths grade C, or equivalent evidence of numerical skills, is also a requirement. Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please...

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Assessment Methods

Assessments are designed to test knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout your degree.

The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises and traditional exam-based assessments.

Wherever possible, you will be assessed using digital methods and online feedback.

Assessments are designed to test knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout your degree. The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises and traditional exam-based assessments. Wherever possible, you will be...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
BUSINESS STUDIES
73%
of students were satisfied overall
FINANCE
78%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
BUSINESS STUDIES
79% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
66% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
73% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
79% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
FINANCE
81% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
72% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
76% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
81% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
BUSINESS STUDIES
76% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
74% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
77% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
FINANCE
76% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
78% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
80% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
BUSINESS STUDIES
79% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
64% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
63% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
63% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
FINANCE
79% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
66% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
66% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
70% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
BUSINESS STUDIES
90% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
83% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
82% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
FINANCE
90% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
84% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
81% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
BUSINESS STUDIES
72% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
86% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
77% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
FINANCE
73% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
82% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
74% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
BUSINESS STUDIES
83% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
93% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
82% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
FINANCE
77% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
89% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
82% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
BUSINESS STUDIES
62% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
82% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
FINANCE
68% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
83% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
BUSINESS STUDIES
73% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
66% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
49% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
61% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
FINANCE
77% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
70% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
52% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
65% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics for Business Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate95%

  • Average Graduate Salary£20000

Statistics for Finance

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

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