BA (Hons) International Finance

Bournemouth University
In Bournemouth

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Bournemouth
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bournemouth
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available

This inspirational one-year course offers you the opportunity to successfully achieve an Honours degree in International Finance and the prospect of going on to enter a business and finance related Masters course.
This top-up course builds on finance foundation subjects that overseas students will have studied at their previous HE institutions. It is designed to appeal to overseas students who are interested in areas of international finance.
You'll study core units as well the opportunity to choose three optional units. Each unit is designed to build upon existing finance knowledge and skills, as well as developing interpersonal skills and effective study techniques. It is an intensive course that requires total commitment and a high level of motivation. The teaching team works closely with you to ensure you achieve your maximum potential.


Where and when

Starts Location
Different dates available
Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, BH12 5BB, Dorset, England
Starts Different dates available
Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, BH12 5BB, Dorset, England

What you'll learn on the course

IT risk
Financial Training

Course programme

Course details On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry. Year 1 Core units Corporate Finance: This unit recognises the dynamic and changing environment the financial manager works in, and applies key principles to the areas of decision-making. Investment Management: The theories underpinning investment management and their practical application. You'll learn about the current features of capital markets and savings products which will prepare you for business and personal investment. Financial Regulation: An insight into key financial regulatory theories, forms and rationale in the financial sector. You'll engage with and analyse regulatory concepts and systems that meet the needs of the regulator and the regulated. If English is not your first language and you do not have IELTS 7.0 or above, you must complete the below unit plus one unit from the list of option units. Advanced Academic English (AAE): Combine and refine your language and study skills. This includes accessing oral and written information, note-taking, participating in seminars, learning strategies for formal assessments and using reference materials. Option units (choose two) Microeconomics 2: Quantitative techniques and how they're used for business, management and economics. You'll develop your understanding of microeconomic analysis and how it's used for business decision-making. Macroeconomics 2: Critically analyse macroeconomic problems in the global economy. You'll learn to understand macroeconomic activity and policy in a global context. Risk Modelling & Management: Gain an understanding of risk in a modern business environment and the risk management processes needed for controlling such risks. You'll develop skills for analysing risk scenarios and solutions. Perspectives on Business Strategy: The perspectives for developing and executing business strategy. From its roots in finance and economics, strategy has developed its own language, tools and methodologies, which are used throughout businesses and organisations in many parts of the world. You'll be introduced to that language and gain experience working in the toolkit, and understand its limits. International Taxation: The rise of the multinational company has been an outstanding feature in business history since the 1960s. It's no longer enough for a tax specialist to understand of a single country’s tax system. Knowing about business opportunities and risk in cross-border trading and the measures countries take to protect their jurisdiction to tax is essential. You'll examine issues in international taxation faced by multinational corporations and individuals, and apply the principles of international taxation to a wide range of situations. Research Study: Improve your independent learning, critical thinking and reflective skills. You'll have an opportunity to effectively lead a research project and gain specialist knowledge. Advanced Accounting Theory & Practice: Learn about the theoretical basis for financial reporting and how it's applied to complex technical issues. Company Study: An opportunity to apply accounting theory to a complex real example. This unit is a medium for the merging of accounting and finance. Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may only be available on a semester by semester basis. They may also change from year to year. Programme specification Programme specifications provide definitive records of the University's taught degrees in line with Quality Assurance Agency requirements. Every taught course leading to a BU Award has a programme specification which describes its aims, structure, content and learning outcomes, plus the teaching, learning and assessment methods used. Download the programme specification for BA (Hons) International Finance - Top-Up. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry. If you have been unable to locate the programme specification for the course you are interested in, it will be available as soon as the latest version is ready. Alternatively please contact us for assistance.

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