University of Portsmouth

BA (Hons) Financial Management

Effective financial management is core to all successful businesses and the demand for financially literate graduates has never been higher.

On this BA (Hons) Financial Management, you'll learn the skills and knowledge you need to plan, organise and control business finances and make good financial decisions. You'll also learn core business skills in areas such as marketing and people management.

You'll develop a thorough knowledge of financial decision-making, learn analytical skills valued by both the corporate world and the finance industry, and develop commercial awareness. You'll learn how to manage money and use funds effectively, and apply what you learn using real-life business scenarios and data.

Between years 2 and 3, you can apply your skills on a paid year-long industry placement or experience a new culture by studying abroad.

Successful businesses need people with financial acumen, and the skills you develop on your degree will  be valuable in all areas of business. Specialist areas you could go into include corporate finance, investment and commercial banking.

This degree shares a common first year with several other business courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to another course if you develop an interest in a different subject area.

Entry Requirements

A levels – ABB–BBC
UCAS points – 112–128 points from 3 A levels or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DMM
International Baccalaureate – 29–30

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Career Prospects

This course has great employment rates;  the HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey (2019) found 100% of the graduates of this course are in work or further study.

The blend of business skills and financial knowledge you'll develop prepares you for many career options. Many of our graduates have gone onto managerial-level roles in areas such as finance, banking, insurance, real estate and project management. Others have used their financial skills to start their own businesses.

Course Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Business Accounting
Economics for Business
Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
Marketing Principles and Practice
Managing People in Organisations
Business Operations and Systems Management

Year 2

Corporate Financial Management
Financial Reporting for Business
Management Accounting
Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance
Optional modules
-All modules below are worth 20 credits each.
-Financial Markets and Institutions
-Personal Finance
-Accounting Packages and Systems
-Business Law
-Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship
Placement year (optional)

Year 3

Advanced Corporate Financial Management
Strategic Management
Strategic Management Accounting
Optional modules
-Business Analytics
-Business Improvement & Creativity
-Financial Investment Project
-Independent Study Project
-International Financial Management
-Professional Accounting Practice

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