Program Overview

The Finance and Investment BSc course at DMU provides a rigorous academic approach to finance with a focus on practical skills and employability. Students will be equipped with the advanced technical skillset, knowledge, and professional attitude necessary to excel in a career in the financial sector. The course is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Affiliation Program and our curriculum well prepares students to sit the CFA examinations to obtain one of the most reputable professional qualifications in the finance and investment industry.

 

On this course, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of finance through exploration of the connected disciplines of accounting and economics. This programme is ideal for those interested in a mathematical approach, where strong emphasis is placed on quantitative data. The use of important industry-standard commercial databases and software, such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Matlab, and Python, are integrated into teaching to bridge the theoretical and practical aspects of finance.

 

Innovative modules will introduce you to new methodologies – such as Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications, where you will gain hands-on experience of using, evaluating, and even developing your own AI applications, to solve real-life problems.

 

Our Trading Room will give you a simulated experience on industry-standard software that is used by decision-makers in practice. The programme is also structured to address many of the competence requirements of professional finance bodies.

 

Key features

 

  • Be equipped with an advanced technical skillset and professional attitudes to develop your career in finance and investment.
  • Benefit from broad module content covering topics in finance, accounting, and economics.
  • Experience a ‘state-of-the-art’ module Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications, which will introduce you to the new methodology revolution. You will have hand-on experience of using and evaluating AI applications, as well as developing your own applications to solve real-life problems.
  • Study a programme which is structured to address many of the competency requirements of professional Finance bodies. We are proud to be a member of the CFA Affiliation Program.
  • As a member of the CFA Affiliation Program, we can award the CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to a number of our top-performing students every year.
  • Gain practical experience and essential employability skills with the modern trading room equipped with industry-standard databases including Bloomberg, Refinitiv, FAME, FT.COM, among others.
     
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  Location

LeicesterUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

36 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 14,750

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IELTS: 6

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Year 1
Block 1: Global Financial Markets and Institutions

Block 2: Mathematics and Statistics for Financial Decision Making

Block 3: Essentials of Economics

Block 4: Business Intelligence and Financial Data Analysis

 

Year 2
Block 1: Financial Reporting and Analysis

Block 2: Corporate Finance

Block 3: Econometrics

Block 4: Asset Pricing and Risk Management

 

Year 3
Block 1: Derivatives and Alternative Investments

Block 2: Investment and Portfolio Management

Block 3: Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications

Block 4: Ethics, Governance and Sustainability in Finance

 

Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Typical entry requirements 

 

  • 112 points from at least 2 A'levels or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) and GCSE  English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above.

We will normally require students have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above

 

English language requirements

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.

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2022/23 tuition fees for UK students: £9,250.

 

International

2022/23 tuition fees for international students: £14,750

The Finance and Investment degree is ideal preparation for a career in a broad range of sectors including financial management, investment banking, and equity trading.

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