“Every aspect of the course is exciting. It has helped me discover my strengths and weaknesses in order to become a more effective leader in the future.”
Peter Fernandes, Business Management student
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.
Our Enterprise Development Hub can support you to start your own business and develop the essential entrepreneurial skills for a successful career
You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including the Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub
What will you study on the BA Business Management (Finance) Top Up degree at Middlesex University?
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. You will take three core modules: Business Finance, Strategic Management, and Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation and will also choose an option from either Corporate Governance or Business Start-Up.
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
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.
The primary objective of this module is to provide students 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. Students will be able to
apply their financial skills in practical problems solving, case studies
and coursework to develop their understanding of business environments
and prepare themselves for a future career.
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
This module aims to provide students with the tools for the analysis of
financial information, in particular for the purpose of business
valuation. In doing so, students will become familiar with how investors
and corporate financiers utilise financial and non-financial
information in corporate reports.
This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic
management in organisations; to outline and offer a range of critical
perspectives on key concepts of strategy; to introduce generic
strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels; to 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.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
Academic credit for previous study or experience
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
Visas and immigration
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.
What sort of careers can you have with a BA Business Management (Finance) degree?
Our business management graduates find themselves working in a range of industrial, commercial and third-sector organisations, and have gone on to work 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, Comet, Santander, Progressive Recruitment, Valid Security, Morrisons. This degree also enables entrepreneurial students to set up their own business.
What about work placements?
We encourage our students to undertake a paid work placement during their studies; either as a year long assignment between year two and three, or as two shorter placements during the summers of your first and second years.
The paid, year-long work placement exempts you from paying tuition fees for the full academic year; ensuring you gain the necessary practical skills to embark on your chosen career.
As an alternative to a year-long placement, you can instead undertake an internship as part of your course; either full-time over the summer following your second year of study, or part-time throughout the course of your final year.
Work experience in the form of placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and students who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.
Our specialist Employability Service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.
What support is available?
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and gain valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one-to-one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews, networking and so on. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business. Find out more here.
What do our students and graduates have to say about the course?
Peter Fernandes Business Management student
"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."