Finance BSc (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

N300

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

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Faculty:

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Course code:

N300

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLU036

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £13,900

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Successful completion of a finance course from Coventry University, with employability skills modules embedded in each year of study, could lead to a potential future career in investment banking or City trading.

This specialist course aims to provide you with the essential knowledge required to succeed in today’s highly competitive and dynamic world of finance. Finance BSc (Hons) is formally recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst Society UK as having significant alignment with the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and, upon successful completion, it can also provide certain exemptions from exams set by professional financial bodies, such as the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). Additional costs and requirements apply - please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition and Exemptions sections for further detail.

You’ll explore the complexities and challenges facing today’s world financial markets, examining critical issues like the impact of Brexit on financial markets (both UK and international), corporate governance issues, investment strategies in the view of global systemic risks and others, topics that are pertinent to our volatile global environment. 

Coventry University currently has excellent links with national and international employers, like PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Grant Thornton, Ernst & Young, IBM and Jaguar Land Rover. Our teaching is grounded in the corporate world, using real-life international case studies and providing a range of exciting work placement options.* 

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is recognised by the following bodies:

CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC)

CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC)

This course is recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of the UK for the 2021/2022 intake, recognising the significant alignment between the course content and the Investment Management Certificate. If the accreditation of this course changes, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development, a global membership organisation dedicated to management development, covering over 900 members across 91 countries.


Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, which has a membership of over 120 business schools and higher education providers, and supports its members in maintaining world-class standards of teaching and research.

Coventry Business School is recognised by the above memberships for the 2021/22 intake. There is currently no intention for either of these memberships to lapse however if either of these memberships were not to be renewed we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

This course is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for the 2021/22 intake. CII recognition allows students to gain certain exemptions from some professional examinations, upon successful completion of this course (subject to application, availability, meeting applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply). If there is any change to the recognition of this course by the CII, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)

This course is recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) for the 2021/22 intake. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to secure particular exemptions from certain ICAEW papers, depending on your selection of modules, although you will also need to fulfil the practical experience requirement to qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. Please note that ICAEW qualifications are subject to application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs. If there is any change to the recognition of this course by the ICAEW, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Our Facilities

Lecture talking to student in the trading floor

Trading Floor

Students have opportunities to practice simulated trading and other finance-related activities using the various types of demo software available in the Trading Floor.

Business Simulation Suite

Business Simulation Suite

Coventry Business School's Business Simulation Suite utilises the latest business simulation software to give students the opportunity to improve their business skills.

DigiComm Lab Seating Area

DigiComm Lab

Designed to build creative minds, the DigiComm Lab is equipped with the latest industry-standard marketing and advertising software and devices to support your creative development.

Course information

The Finance course is one of a suite of finance and accounting courses offered by the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Coventry Business School, which aim to develop analytical,numerical and financial skills, together with the personal and professional skills vital to the development of good financial professionals.

Course content is broad and incorporates various aspects of finance, economics and accounting. Subject areas include financial regulation, behavioural finance, financial derivatives and the economics of banking and finance.

In your first year, you will have the opportunity to tackle the fundamental theories of a variety of topics, to help unlock the basic principles of finance. Then, as you progress into your second and third years, you will have the chance to add depth to the topics, while also covering current issues within financial regulation, risk management and banking and finance.

100%

of our students are satisified with the quality of the course

NSS, 2019

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Modules

Overview

The first year covers the fundamental theories of personal finance, economics, financial accounting, statistics and mathematical techniques to unlock the basic principles of the discipline.

Successful students should gain an insight into the broader relationship between financial activity and the economy in micro and macro-economic topics, considering the important linkages within the environment in which the financial activity takes place. For example, we cover the impact fiscal policies have on businesses and stock markets, the monetary environment, macroeconomic stabilisation, exchange rates or the role of multinational corporations.

You should also develop your academic and IT skills and benefit from training in using spreadsheets and financial databases such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Datastream, Thomson Reuters Eikon or Fitch Connect.

Modules

  • Mathematical Techniques for Finance

  • Fundamentals of Finance

  • Financial Accounting Foundations

  • Statistical Analysis for Finance

  • Fundamentals of Business Economics

  • Academic and Professional Skills in Finance

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

The second year aims to add depth to theoretical and practical material covered in Year One. We will cover all aspects of the financing process including fundraising, investment appraisal, corporate decision making, risk management and financial regulation using practical examples.

In addition, we aim to cover current issues in banking and finance and financial regulation while your risk management skills should be developed by studying financial derivatives.

Modules

  • Principles of Finance

  • Financial Regulation

  • Economics of Banking and Finance

  • Financial Derivatives

  • Employability Skills in Finance 1

  • Introduction to Econometrics

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

After the second year, you have the option of taking a placement/study abroad year* on an industrial placement or spending 12 months studying abroad to broaden your international perspective.

Your dedicated Employment Personal Tutor will provide support in finding and applying for a suitable placement* and, in recent years, past students have been placed with the likes of J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, General Electric (GE), Deloitte, Microsoft, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover and the NHS, as well as positions with a large number of small firms based in the West Midlands. The placement* provides an excellent opportunity to obtain appropriate discipline-specific work experience on a much more significant scale than vacation or part-time work.

If you wish to undertake the optional study abroad/placement year*, you will take either the Placement Year module or the Study Abroad Year module which both typically run for a full academic year between years 2 and 3 of your course. You are able to progress onto the relevant module if you have successfully completed the first two years of the course (i.e. having accumulated 240 credits) and have a confirmed opportunity two weeks prior to the start of the academic year, however we encourage international students to confirm their placements earlier to ensure they are able to meet any applicable visa requirements.

Students opting for either the work placement or study abroad module* will be registered on a non-credit bearing module and therefore no additional tuition fees apply. While the modules do not bear credits, they do require completion of a marked assessment reflecting on your placement/study abroad or work placement experience. Following successful completion of this assessment, the module selected will appear on your final academic transcript. Students will thus graduate with 360 credits in total, assuming successful completion of their final year.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Modules

  • During your placement year* you will complete one of the following two modules:

  • Work Placement Module

  • Placement / Study Abroad

Overview

In the final year, you will study specialist finance modules such as Investment and Risk Analysis, Portfolio Management and Contemporary Studies in Finance.

You will be required to conduct a project; students often choose a specific contemporary issue of interest to them. Examples of topics in the past include event studies and efficient market hypothesis testing or corporate governance and sports finance.

Modules

  • Contemporary Issues in Finance

  • Project

  • Investment and Risk Analysis

  • Portfolio Management

  • Employability Skills in Finance 2

  • Optional modules

    Choose 1 of the following:

    • Applied Econometrics
    • Advanced Issues in Banking 
    • Corporate Financial Management
    • Corporate Governance and  Business Ethics

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

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  • Dedicated employment support team, the Talent Team, to work with you throughout your course to offer support and potential future career guidance.
  • Coventry Business School was ranked ‘excellent’ in 2019 by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of business schools in over 150 countries.
  • Coventry Business School is an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS). Please refer to the Memberships section for further information.
  • Teaching benefits from research and insight from corporate partners, including the regulatory bodies and leading consultancies. Examples include Bloomberg and Fitch Connect.
  • Impressive industrial placement opportunities*, which have previously included: Lloyds Banking Group; Mattioli Woods (Pensions and Wealth Management); HM Treasury; Allianz Indonesia; PwC; The Boots Company; and Jaguar Land Rover.  *Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.
  • Opportunity for professional certification of key financial database skills. You will have the opportunity to take the Bloomberg Market Concepts examinations during your first year (subject to availability). Students are expected to pass this assessment in accordance with Bloomberg’s set regulations, and the certificate can help assist your potential future employability as many trading floors around the world are reliant on Bloomberg technology.
  • Outstanding facilities include our Trading Floor, which is currently one of the largest academic trading floors in Europe, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals.
  • Ability to call upon the maths and statistics support offered by the university’s sigma centre, which runs drop-in sessions led by experienced academics (subject to availability).

Outstanding facilities include our Trading floor featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals.

Our main study themes are: 

  • Investments: Covers relevant finance and investment concepts. Our aim is for you to learn about the function of capital markets, the trade-off between risk and return, how to price financial assets, how to combine different risky investments into a portfolio and the importance of the way a firm finances its operations.
  • Economics and business: Our aim is for you to learn how businesses operate within the external environment and the impact on finance of things like competition or overseas tax legislation on profit and loss.
  • Accounting and finance fundamentals: Our aim is for you to learn the basic principles, rationale and methods used in analysing, recoding, planning and managing accounts or finances.
  • Statistical analysis and quantitative methods: Our aim is for you to learn essential numeracy skills and analysis for financial reporting, forecasting and modelling, for example, evaluating how much debt a company can afford or the optimum percentage sales growth.
  • Markets: Our aim is for you to learn the development and operation of international markets for resources, goods and services, including considerations of: customers; customer expectations; service and market orientation.

This course is available on a three-year full-time basis or a four-year sandwich basis, where between Years Two and Three there is one year of supervised work experience or a 12-month period studying abroad*.

The course can also be studied part-time, over six years. Find out more information on part-time study, including how to contact us directly to discuss how this course will be structured if you choose to take it on a part-time basis.

Throughout your studies, one of the Faculty’s Progress Coaches will be able to review and discuss your progress with you and to offer advice (subject to availability).

We use a range of innovative practical exercises in a range of topics from investment finance, econometrics or financial derivatives. Wherever possible, we introduce professionally relevant coursework and experience. For example, during the first year, students will have the opportunity to practice on the Bloomberg trading platform via our terminals in the Trading Floor and will be supported in acquiring a formal recognition such as the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate (subject to availability).

As further examples, in the second year students have to complete a group coursework on a topic of current interest to the banking industry. As part of this, they take on a role hypothetically, as consultants who have been asked to complete a project for a client and are expected to present in front of a panel consisting of professional bankers and /or members of professional bodies, which requires them to carry out significant amounts of independent research.  

You will be taught by lecturers with experience in practice and industry, many with active research interests in areas such as corporate governance, risk management, banking, stock markets and return on investments. They regularly bring contemporary practice into the classroom, for example, monitoring relevant news stories like Basel III, Brexit and the impact on financial markets, global event studies, major corporate governance issues and others, to stimulate debate and discussion (please note staff are subject to change). 

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

 

Teaching methods include: weekly lectures, small group seminars and tutorials.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include formal examinations, coursework, reports, essays, group work and presentations.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On successful completion of the course, you will have knowledge of:

  • The core functions of the international financial markets and the impact of finance on businesses and the economy.
  • Contemporary finance theories and empirical evidence and their relevance and application to practical problems.
  • The importance of statutory and regulatory financial legislation and their impact on corporate governance structures and the wider business and economic environment.
  • The skills required to undertake an appropriate depth of analysis from undertaking research appropriate to their area of specialisation with the context of finance.
  • The skills required to assess and apply finance models and critically evaluate relevant qualitative and quantitative data in the areas of finance.  

 

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Analyse and interpret financial data using appropriate statistical methods and present it informatively. 
  • Communicate financial concepts, models and techniques in a clear and precise style through written and oral work.
  • Analyse and draw reasoned conclusions concerning structured and unstructured problems using information drawn from a range of financial sources.
  • Analyse and discuss contemporary issues in finance using appropriate financial principles. 
  • Exhibit an understanding of research methodologies appropriate to undergraduate level study, formulate relevant finance orientated research questions and employ appropriate research methods.
  • Manipulate, treat, interpret and synthesise quantitative and qualitative data from a range of sources. 

We set out below the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different semesters and years of study and may vary due to module selection. In addition to the contact hours below, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions, including sessions with the Faculty’s progress coaches, or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.

Within your first and second year, you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching a week which includes:

  • Medium group teaching: practical classes, seminars or workshops per week.
  • Large group teaching: lectures each week.

In your final year, if you are undertaking a project/dissertation, there is a greater emphasis placed on independent study and therefore total contact hours may be reduced.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a significant amount of studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using, for example, handouts or online activities.

You will have the opportunity to take part in a number of overseas field trips, some of which have previously been subsidised by the University. In the past, our previous students have visited universities in China and Malaysia to study alongside students, see how finance is taught internationally, appreciate the issues in different countries and broaden their perspectives. Optional field trips are available to countries including Malaysia, China, Spain and the Netherlands for all cohorts.

You also have the opportunity to study or work abroad* and may be supported by schemes such as Erasmus, Marco Polo and Vasco da Gama. Past students have previously participated in tax conferences in Belgium and Holland, where they engaged with students from different countries of the European Union.

*Please note that all international experience opportunities and field trips are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we provided a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni in 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: FBLU036
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB - BBB DMM 30 - 31 points Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English Language at grade C and GCSE Mathematics at grade B, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

Portfolio

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £13,900 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.

This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Our current close links with certain large financial companies aim to help to ensure the course remains responsive to the needs of the sector. We aim to prepare you for a wide range of potential future career options in almost any finance-related career, such as banking, investment analysis, insurance or financial regulation.

You’ll have opportunities to benefit from a wide range of desirable professional skills, including: team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising; written and oral communication; presentation; questioning and listening. Through the courses employability skills modules, you will also have the opportunity to explore skills such as achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility.

The strong vocational element and use of case studies should give you a good grounding of real business situations. There will be opportunities to learn a wide range of desirable professional skills, including: team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising; written and oral communication; presentation; questioning and listening. The following personal qualities will also be addressed in each of the skills modules: achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility. 

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your potential future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university's Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and apply for your chosen, potential career options.

Where our graduates work

Our past graduates have progressed to careers across a wide spectrum of industry sectors, from banking, accounting and finance to manufacturing and sales.

Alternatively, you may decide to continue your studies at postgraduate level to further enhance your employability. Here at Coventry, we offer MSc Finance, MSc Accounting and Financial Management and MSc Professional Accountancy, which is designed to help prepare you for exams with the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants. Please note that further study opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.