Program Overview

If you already have an HND or foundation degree, this course will allow you to top it up to an honours degree with just one year of additional study. You will build on your all-round knowledge of business, adding a strong emphasis on finance.
The course includes specialist modules that cover topics like financial management, international finance and corporate reporting. With a finance specialism as part of your degree award, you’ll have an extra edge in employability.

 

Northumbria ranks 4th in the sector nationally and top in the North East for further study, sustained employment or both for Business and Admin Studies graduates 5 years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)


There’s plenty of support for you to develop the academic study skills that are required. Whatever your background, we’ll help you take the more critical, deeper and research-informed approach that’s needed for an honours degree at a UK university.

 

On graduation you’ll be equipped to embark on a business- or finance-related career. Finance is a central function in business and our past students have been gone on to rewarding jobs in a variety of roles.

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NewcastleUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 16,500

 Score

IELTS: 6.5

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Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops. There is significant emphasis on independent learning as well as self-directed and group activities as this course is, in effect, the final year of a degree course.

 

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system in order to ensure a successful learning journey. Extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, is built into the course.

 

Our assessment strategy is based on our understanding that everyone has different needs, strengths and enthusiasms. Assessment methods will include a portfolio of work, group presentations and reflective statements.

 

Modules


Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

 

Year one

 

  • AF6002 -International Finance and Responsible Financial Management (Core,20 Credits)
  • AF6003 -Banking Risk 1 (Core,20 Credits)
  • AF6004 -Contemporary Corporate Reporting (Optional,20 Credits)
  • GA6001 -Academic Language Skills for Newcastle Business School (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
  • HR0388 -Academic and Career Development (Core,20 Credits)
  • NX0328 -Contemporary Issues in Business (Core,20 Credits)
  • NX0329 -Supporting Study (Core,0 Credits)
  • SM0382 -Strategic Management and Corporate Responsibility (Core,20 Credits)
  • SM9631 -Finance and Entrepreneurship (Optional,20 Credits)

Entry Requirements 2022/23


Standard Entry


BTEC HND/Foundation degree, or equivalent in a related subject.

 

If you have taken a BTEC HND programme, we will usually expect you to have performed to an average of Merit standard.

 

If you have taken a Foundation Degree, we will be looking for performance to Commendation level, or 60% average.

 

International Qualifications:

 

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

 

English Language Requirements:

 

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry


UK Fee in Year 1: £9,250


* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.


EU Fee in Year 1: £16,500

 

International Fee in Year 1: £16,500

At the end of this course there are logical career paths into business, banking and financial management, both in the UK and around the world. You can also undertake further study at postgraduate level with a course such as our Business with Financial Management MSc. If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

 

Whatever you decide to do, you will have strong employability as a result of having acquired the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate. These include critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical.

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