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BA in Business Studies with Finance (Full Time)

University of West London

Bachelor Degree , Business Studies

Course Description

If you want to become a business professional with a focus on finance and a grasp of technological, environmental and ethical issues, this business and finance course is for you.

The course is designed to give you practical knowledge of the contemporary business landscape. You will develop your professional skills and explore a range of topical issues related to the changing world of business and finance.

Our experienced staff will support you and encourage your personal and professional development.

We maintain links with major professional institutes, such as the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), to ensure the course remains current and to open up potential opportunities for students.

The foundation year course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to continue onto your Honours degree. You will study a range of subjects that will underpin your future study and also gain valuable experience of university life, with full access to campus facilities. Successful completion of the year allows you to progress straight onto Level 4 of this course.

If you want to become a business professional with a focus on finance and a grasp of technological, environmental and ethical issues, this business and finance course is for you. The course is designed to give you practical knowledge of the contemporary business landscape. You will develop your professional skills and explore a range of topical issues related to the changing...

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Course Content

This course has been developed in partnership with local business organisations in both the public and private sectors. It will help you meet the challenges of the complex and dynamic world of business.

You will study the environmental aspects of business and how globalisation affects the picture. The course will help you develop your understanding of ethical principles and gain an awareness of effective management and finance practice. You will also examine the increasing use of information and communications technology (ICT) and the development of entrepreneurship.

You will learn from staff who have worked in a wide range of sectors, all of whom have business or industry experience. This diversity of expertise will help you develop your breadth of knowledge. It will also give you the chance to examine the many contexts in which businesses operate.

We use a range of teaching methods so that you can get the most out of your experience at UWL. During lectures you will be introduced to new concepts, models and theories, while practical sessions will help you understand how theory works in reality. You will learn through a mix of:

  • task-based learning to develop problem-solving skills
  • group work to encourage communication and experience sharing
  • discussion and reflection to encourage inquiry, application and analysis, and experimentation
  • group and individual tutorials by appointment, to support your learning in seminar
  • online platforms

This business and finance degree gives you the tools to succeed, both nationally and internationally.

Our longstanding reputation has also helped us to build links with professional bodies including the:

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Institute of Direct Marketing
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel
  • Chartered Management Institute

Foundation year

There are many reasons for joining a foundation year course; you may not have the exact subjects or grades at A level to meet the entry requirements, you may have been living abroad or want to change direction with your career. Whatever your starting point, the foundation year offers a firm grounding in the skills and knowledge that you will need to get the most from your studies and thrive at University. Successful completion of the foundation year allows you to progress straight onto Level 4 of this course.

This course has been developed in partnership with local business organisations in both the public and private sectors. It will help you meet the challenges of the complex and dynamic world of business. You will study the environmental aspects of business and how globalisation affects the picture. The course will help you develop your understanding of ethical principles and gain an...

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Entry Requirements

72UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications

These can include:

  • A Levels at grades B and C (if you have two A levels) or grades D, D and D (if you have three), or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Your UCAS points would normally include at least two subject areas.

This course particularly welcomes applicants with a Progression or Advanced Diploma in Business, Administration and Finance.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

We take pride in our inclusiveness and the diversity of our student population. We have a vibrant mature student community and look forward to welcoming you.

72UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications These can include: A Levels at grades B and C (if you have two A levels) or grades D, D and D (if you have three), or above BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass Access to HE Diploma You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2...

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