Finance and Management (Including Foundation Year)

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Course overview
(BSc) Bachelor of Science
Finance and Management (Including Foundation Year)
Current
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Pathways
Colchester Campus
Honours Degree
Full-time
Finance
Business and Management
BSC N347
03/05/2018

Professional accreditation

None

Admission criteria

UK and EU applicants should have, or expect to have:

72 UCAS tariff points from at least two full A-levels, or equivalent.

Examples of the above tariff may include:

  • A-levels: DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMP

All applicants must also hold GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Essex Pathways Department accepts a wide range of qualifications from applicants. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria, please get in touch for advice.

Essex Pathways Department is unable to accept applications from international students. Foundation pathways for international students are available at the University of Essex International College and are delivered and awarded by Kaplan, in partnership with the University of Essex. Successful completion will enable you to progress to the relevant degree course at the University of Essex.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) code

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 5.5 overall. Specified component grades are also required for applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Other English language qualifications may be acceptable so please contact us for further details. If we accept the English component of an international qualification then it will be included in the information given about the academic levels required. Please note that date restrictions may apply to some English language qualifications

If you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK please see our immigration webpages for the latest Home Office guidance on English language qualifications.

If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.

Additional Notes

Our Year 0 courses are only open to UK and EU applicants. If you’re an international student, but do not meet the English language or academic requirements for direct admission to your chosen degree, you could prepare and gain entry through a pathway course. Find out more about opportunities available to you at the University of Essex International College.

Course qualifiers

None

Rules of assessment

Rules of assessment are the rules, principles and frameworks which the University uses to calculate your course progression and final results.

Additional notes

None

External examiners

Dr Apostolos Kourtis

Senior Lecturer in Finance

The University of East Anglia

External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment. External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course. They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards. External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.

eNROL, the module enrolment system, is now open until Monday 27 January 2020 8:59AM, for students wishing to make changes to their module options.

Key

Core You must take this module.
You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study.
You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Compulsory You must take this module.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Optional You can choose which module to study.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.

Year 0 - 2019/20

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01  IA104-3-FY  Introduction to Business Management  Core  30 
02  IA106-3-FY  Introduction to Economics  Core  30 
03  IA124-3-FY  Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business  Core  30 
04  IA191-3-FY  Research and Academic Development Skills  Core  30 

Year 1 - 2020/21

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01  BE100-4-FY  Introduction to Accounting  Compulsory  30 
02  BE300-4-FY  Quantitative Methods and Finance  Core  30 
03  BE400-4-FY  Introduction to Management and Marketing  Core  30 
04  EC100-4-FY  Economics for Business  Compulsory  30 
05  BE901-4-AU  Research and Study Skills for Professional Development  Compulsory 
06  BE916-4-FY  Student Success Tutorial  Compulsory 

Year 2 - 2021/22

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01  BE410-5-AU  Organisational Behaviour  Compulsory  15 
02  BE311-5-SP  Corporate Finance  Compulsory  15 
03  BE314-5-SP  Financial Modelling  Compulsory  15 
04  BE431-5-SP  Business Strategy  Compulsory  15 
05  BE313-5-AU  Portfolio Analysis  Compulsory  15 
06  BE425-5-SP  Research Methods in Management and Marketing  Compulsory  15 
07    Option(s) from list  Optional  30 
08  BE910-5-SP  Successful Futures  Compulsory 

Year 3 - 2022/23

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01  BE433-6-AU  Human Resource Management  Compulsory  15 
02  BE329-6-AU  Financial Management  Compulsory  15 
03  BE420-6-SP  Leadership in Organisations  Compulsory  15 
04  BE631-6-SP  Risk Management and Financial Institutions  Compulsory  15 
05    BE937-6-FY or BE938-6-FY  Compulsory with Options  15 
06    Option(s) from list or outside option(s)  Optional  30 
07    Option from list or outside option  Optional  15 

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: 'core' – meaning it must be taken and passed; 'compulsory' – meaning it must be taken; or 'optional' – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in 'compulsory' or 'optional' modules, but 'core' modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students' eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

1. To provide students with a foundation in finance and management with an opportunity to develop expertise in a chosen specialism

2. To widen the career options for students who have an interest in business and numerical as well as discursive skills

3. To encourage and facilitate critical, analytical thinking by students as a vital foundation for subsequent academic study, employment, professional and personal development, and participation in society;

4. To enable students to acquire the personal and key skills they need to develop as autonomous and reflective individuals with the capacity to continue learning.

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

A1: Demonstrate a foundation in finance and management with an opportunity to develop expertise in a chose specialism.

A2: Master the application of the principles and theories in finance to individual decision making and to the performance of the economy

A3: Master the context, nature and processes of management and the core theoretical frameworks employed in attempts to explore and conceptualise the management process

Learning methods

Lectures and tutor-led seminars

Directed reading

Individual and group tasks

Assessment methods

Unseen written examinations

Assessed essays and other coursework assignments

Class tests

Pre-published class assignments

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

B1: Critically evaluate contemporary theories and empirical evidence, marshal evidence, develop an argument (in writing) and present ideas in a coherent and effective manner

B2: locate, acquire, abstract, synthesise and analyse relevant information and data from a variety of sources;

B3: Manipulate and analyse numerical (including financial) data and appreciate the nature and limitations of basic statistical concepts.

Learning methods

Lectures and tutor-led seminars

Directed reading

Individual and group tasks

Assessment methods

Unseen written examinations

Assessed essays and other coursework assignments

Class tests

Pre-published class assignments

C: Practical skills

C1: Identify and analyse problems and apply appropriate knowledge and skills to develop effective solutions

C2: Reflect and improve their own learning and performance.

Learning methods

Lectures and tutor-led seminars

Directed reading

Individual and group tasks

Assessment methods

Unseen written examinations

Assessed essays and other coursework assignments

Class tests

Pre-published class assignments

D: Key skills

D1: Present ideas and arguments in a coherent and effective manner;

D2: Use appropriate Information Technology to locate, acquire and analyse data;

D3: Manipulate and analyse numerical (including financial) data and appreciate the nature and limitations of basic statistical concepts.

D4: Identify and analyse problems and apply appropriate knowledge and skills to develop effective solutions;

D5: Improving own Learning/Performance.

Learning methods

Lectures and tutor-led seminars

Directed reading

Individual and group tasks

Assessment methods

Unseen written examinations

Assessed essays and other coursework assignments

Class tests

Pre-published class assignments


Note

The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its programme specification is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to courses may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications.

The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.

Should you have any questions about programme specifications, please contact Course Records, Quality and Academic Development; email: crt@essex.ac.uk.