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Business Management (Finance) (Top-up) BA Honours

Learn about the course below
Code
N303
Start
September 2018
Duration
1 year full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK/INT) *
£12,500 (INT) *
Course leader
Sina Badreddine

Our finance pathway allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions and build your knowledge of business and finance practices within a wide range of industries.

Why study BA Business Management (Finance) (Top-up) at Middlesex University?

Tailored towards ambitious students who are keen to apply theory to practice in a business environment, you will build on your previous studies to focus on the core financial disciplines that underpin effective business management. Supported by academics who bring professional expertise to their teaching practices, you will develop your knowledge of management strategy, business finance and financial statement analysis.

The career options are broad with our one-year Business Management (Finance) top-up course and you will be well placed to enter banking and finance - or a wide range of businesses, governmental and third sector organisations.

It is the ideal course choice if you already hold a finance-based business foundation or HND qualification, and are based in either the UK or overseas.

Course highlights

  • Our Financial Markets Lab gives students access to industry standard Bloomberg and Datastream financial software
  • You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including the Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub
  • You can become a student member of the Chartered Management Institute and a full member upon graduation

What will you study on the BA Business Management (Finance) (Top-up)?

You will develop key business skills, knowledge and experience in order to excel in a management career. Companies and organisations require graduates who have expert business knowledge, who can also demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills, and the professional acumen to deal with challenges in a fast-paced business environment. You will focus on building financial knowledge and skills and will learn the role of accounting within organisations.

What will you gain?

You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence. We also ensure you develop specialist knowledge in:

  • Stakeholders: their expectations and behaviour
  • The environment of business and its impact on strategy
  • Design, production and distribution of products and services
  • Business resources: acquisition, application and control
  • Business process: planning, improvement and control
  • Modules

    • Applied Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to present a view of management applied in an ever more competitive environment in which firms need to excel in the areas cost, quality, speed, innovation, service and sustainability. The module uses the four traditional management functions of planning, organising, leading, and controlling to examine how firms develop strategic value, build a dynamic organisation, mobilise people, learn and change.

    • Business Finance (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The primary objective of this module is to provide you with solid understanding of contemporary corporate finance and the tools to solve the financial problems confronting business today. The module will explain the main aspects of corporate finance, including investment decision, working capital management, and financing decision. It will enable a critical appreciation of the interaction between financial decision-making and capital market behaviour. You will be able to apply your financial skills in practical problems solving, case studies and coursework to develop your understanding of business environments and prepare for a future career.

    • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide you with the tools for the analysis of financial information, in particular for the purpose of business valuation. In doing so, you will become familiar with how investors and corporate financiers utilise financial and non-financial information in corporate reports.

    • Strategic Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations and outline a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy. It will introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels and provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

How is the BA Business Management (Finance) (Top-up) taught?

Workshops, simulations, role-play, case study analyses and problem-solving exercises will help you hone your practical business management skills. You will also learn by reading textbooks and journals and attending lectures and seminars. You will do exercises in class, online and in groups, take part in class discussions and give group presentations..

Assessment

You will be assessed through exams, tests, essays and other written assignments, presentations, and individual and group assignments. You will be given regular feedback on your work. IT skills and the ability to interpret numerical data are important for this course.

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International

How can the BA Business Management (Finance) (Top-up) support your career?

This course will leave you ideally placed to begin working in a wide range of business management roles in prestigious international organisations including:

  • Technocrats Middle East
  • CosMedocs
  • Western Union
  • Dulsco
  • Emirates
  • Noor Islamic Bank
  • Consult AIV
  • Jumbo Line
  • Petrofac
  • Barnard Marcus
  • Kimberley Clark
  • International School
  • Central Bank Nigeria
  • Santander
  • Progressive Recruitment
  • Valid Security
  • Peter Fernandes

    Business Management BA graduate

    Every aspect of the course has been exciting. I particularly enjoyed the third year modules. Strategic Management gave me a deep insight into the workings of a business environment and Leadership Management helped me discover my strengths and weaknesses in order to become a more effective leader in the future.

    I loved working closely with academics, who are leaders in their field. They ensured the entire course provided not only academic theory but also practical and relevant information specifically designed and tailored towards my future career.

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