Course summary

The Finance BSc Honours will enable you to develop your understanding of modern finance theories and applications. The course enhances your analytical abilities, together with the team-working, problem-solving, communication skills and commercial awareness needed in a complex global financial world. You will gain a broader understanding of the socio-economic, legal and professional environment within which finance operates. You will also acquire the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. A unique feature of this course is that you will be able to use Newcastle Business School’s Financial Markets Suite (FMS), showing you how the markets operate in real time. The FMS utilises the Bloomberg platform, a state-of-the-art teaching and research resource used widely by leading global financial institutions. The skills and knowledge you develop will open up a range of job opportunities in areas such as asset financing, banking, financial planning, hedge funds, investment analysis, risk management, stockbroking, wealth management and treasury. The course is also designed to help your progression to professional qualifications and matches the needs of relevant professional bodies. Newcastle Business School has been selected as a Centre of Excellence in financial markets by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). The CISI is the largest professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of financial centres globally. As well as a firm grounding in finance fundamentals alongside core modules in management, the course offers you the opportunity to study a wide variety of specialist finance modules including banking, corporate finance, corporate governance, financial markets, financial modelling and statistics, investments, portfolio management, risk management, and securities analysis. Teaching methods focus on active student learning through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning (including group work) designed to engage your interest in the finance subject area. Assessment methods may include essays, reports, presentations, case studies, and in-class tests as well as time-constrained exams.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. To help you make an informed decision, you can have a look at how marks have been calculated and study time has been distributed on this course in the past.

Subjects of study include:

  • Corporate Financial Accounting
  • Global Business Environment
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Financial Markets
  • Mathematics for Finance

Credit Level 4

You will also have the opportunity to take an option module that broadens your skills or helps you to gain more in-depth knowledge of your specialist area; you may also choose a foreign language as your option module.

Newcastle Plus Electives

As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

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