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BSc (Hons)Business Management with Finance

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UCAS code: BMF2
Institution code: S30
Campus: Southampton City CentreView on Google Maps

Why study business management with finance with a placement year

Become a business innovator and gain financial expertise. With Solent awarded Outstanding Higher Education Provider of the year, this CMI accredited degree prepares you for rewarding career.

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  • Gain valuable first-hand work experience with a year-long full-time work placement between the second and third years of your degree.
  • Solent Business School, winner of the Outstanding Higher Education Training Provider of the Year at the CMI Awards 2022, holds the Small Business Charter. Solent is one of only 62 Business Schools to have this acknowledgement of excellence in working with SMEs.
  • Accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means you can also graduate with an additional professional leadership and management award (level 5).
  • Sustainability is embedded in the curriculum. Learn about climate change, population growth, digitisations and the impact on people, planet and profit and study regenerative business practices, financial, environmental and social sustainability.
  • Deliver projects for clients including PWC, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Red Funnel, and B&Q – giving essential knowledge of business and management, and the understanding to apply that knowledge in real-world contexts.
  • Our teaching team offers a wealth of experience in varied national business and marketing environments with strong connections with a range of successful businesses.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to do a 13-week placement or study abroad in semester 2 in your second year.
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Course overview

Dual accredited with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the degree also enables you to add a professional leadership and management award (level 5) to your CV when you graduate.

Learn to analyse future trends and identify the impacts of economic changes on capital markets and borrowing, and build a comprehensive understanding of the workings of national and international capital markets.

You will explore financial language and theory, develop enquiry, analysis, evaluation and communication skills, and learn to offer practical, sustainable and ethical solutions to challenging real-world problems.

Ranked top 30% in the UK for business, management and marketing (Guardian UK University Guide 2022) Solent Business School will help you develop the skills and confidence to progress a successful career in finance, business and management or even start up your own business.

Our courses are taught by a talented and diverse teaching team with a wealth of finance and business expertise – and real-world connections – giving you both academic credibility and the chance to build your professional skills and network.

The placement year will allow you to put what what you've learned in your first and second years into practice in the workplace, while gaining valuable real-world work experience before you graduate.

Any questions?

Contact UK admissions

Email: admissions@solent.ac.ukCall: 023 8201 5066

Contact international admissions

Email: admissions.international@solent.ac.ukCall: +44 (0)23 8201 5066

Accredited by with Dual Award:

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Solent Business School awarded:

CMI outstanding partner of the year winner 2022

Course features

  • Placement year

    If you apply for this course with a placement year, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry between your second and third years

  • Additional qualification

    This course offers additional qualifications for you to obtain with your degree

  • Professional membership

    You have the opportunity to obtain a professional membership as part of this degree

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Study abroad

    You have the opportunity to study abroad in one of our partner universities for a semester on this course

Who is this course is for?

Ideally suited to students who want to develop their financial literacy and management skills, the course gives you the tools to create value for society, the economy and yourself. You may not be sure yet which industry or organisation will suit you. You may work in financial services, in local or global business, or in a smaller entrepreneurial firm or start-up. You may even start your own business.

Whatever your aspiration, you know you have the potential to be an analytical, creative, problem solver with determination. On this exciting course you’ll gain valuable and applied finance and management skills, from interpersonal skills to capital trading to data analysis.

If you're looking to gain a year's worth of industry experience as part of your studies, this course is for you. Our course and placements teams will help you find the perfect industry placement in your chosen field.

What does this course lead to?

When you graduate, you will have a broad range of transferable skills, allowing you to pursue an exciting career in a wide range of industries as a management accountant, assistant fund manager, business adviser, project manager, financial analyst, or cost accountant.

Our graduates have secured jobs within companies such as HSBC, Deloitte, JP Morgan, PwC, Credit Suisse, McKinsey & Company, Airbus, Red Bull Racing to name only a few.

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Facilities

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.

Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

    International opportunities

    Broaden your horizons by adding an international dimension to your CV – essential to achieving success in today’s fast-changing, global environment.

    Studying, working or volunteering in another country could be the experience of a lifetime. Enhance your degree by developing important global skills such as knowledge of other countries, language skills, intercultural awareness, adaptability and confidence.

    For more information, please email international.mobility@solent.ac.uk.

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