University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Finance with Japanese

University of Hertfordshire

BA (Hons) Finance with Japanese

Indicative course structure

This course gives you a firm foundation for a career in finance. A degree in finance will give you the skills for a career in financial services such as banking, investment management, pension fund management and insurance. During the course you’ll develop the sharp evaluation and analytical skills needed to move into more functional and management roles.

The First Year introduces general business and finance agendas, including economics, quantitative methods and ethics. The Second Year explores employability and the business life cycle. The Final Year focuses on areas such as banking, current issues, and global finance and markets. You can also choose from several specialist options.

Study a language

At Hertfordshire Business School there are a lot of opportunities to study a modern language as part of your degree alongside another subject. Your chosen language will comprise 25% of your studies and will be listed on your degree certificate.

This course will develop language and communication skills, and cultural insights into the countries of the language studied. The course will also develop many other transferrable skills to boost your employability prospects, such as time management and organisation; resilience; cultural understanding; working both independently and as part of a team.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTEC

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and Mathematics

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Career Prospects

At Hertfordshire, our BA Finance graduates have a great track record for going into high-performing, high-salary roles throughout the sector. In fact, 95.8% of Business School graduates are in work or further study just six months after they graduate. 

Where you take your career is up to you. From banking to accounting, trading to investments, with your BA you’ll be exceptionally qualified for a whole range of career paths. In fact, Hertfordshire finance graduates work for all sorts of organisations, all over the world.

You could join an innovative small business or a major international corporate, start your own business or stay on to study a Master’s with us.

Our graduates have gone on to work in a range of financial roles with a wide range of organisations such as banks, stockbrokers, investment houses, pension funds and insurance companies. They have found employment with the likes of CBRE Capital Advisors and Intu Properties.

Course Details

You will be studying four 15 credit modules in each semester (this may vary between double modules) and your contact time varies between modules, but usually you will have two sessions per week for each module, a one-hour lecture following by a one-hour seminar/tutorial. Typically, a new topic or theory will be introduced in each lecture and will be followed up with class discussion and feedback in the subsequent seminar. In addition, as part of your study time, you will be collaborating with your peers on tasks and group assignments. Module leaders also offer weekly drop-in and feedback sessions, usually 2 x 1 hour per module as well as revision sessions.

The University’s ‘online learning environment’ means you can access all your course resources, literature and timetables from anywhere in the world.

Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examinations. The style of coursework can vary from presentations to business reports, essays depending on the taught topics. 

Year 1

Economics for business
The finance professional
Analytical techniques for finance
Principles of finance

Optional modules
Japanese route a - 4a
Japanese route a - 4b
Japanese route b-4a
Japanese route b-4b

Year 2

Macro foundations for finance
Financial markets and instruments
Business finance
Enhancing employability in finance
Quantitative analysis for finance
Analysing financial statements

Optional modules
Japanese route a - 5b
Japanese route a - 5a
Japanese route b-5a
Japanese route b-5b

Year 3

Money, banking and finance
Analysis of current issues in finance
Corporate financial strategy
Financial aspects of international business
Behavioural finance
Hbs placement

Optional modules
Japanese route a - 6a
Japanese route a - 6b
Japanese route b 6a
Japanese route b 6b

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