Gain a thorough understanding of core business and management principles including strategic management and organisational analysis. You will develop your leadership, critical thinking and analytical skills to achieve specific business goals and respond to business-critical challenges.
The finance specialism will introduce you to the basics of organisational finance and how to use financial information to support business decisions.
Our modules have been designed by academics and industry experts to ensure that the knowledge and capabilities you develop match senior level responsibilities in organisations across all sectors.
With a strong focus on action learning, your experience will be enhanced by the business simulation suite, through which you will improve your evaluation and decision-making skills by developing strategies to respond to a range of business-critical challenges.
This course is ideal if you have the ambition to develop your managerial prospects, with a particular focus on financial management.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Adding a broad management qualification to your existing knowledge will enhance your understanding of organisational strategies, challenges and opportunities. You will also develop your understanding of finance, giving you the experience needed to succeed in a range of managerial roles within the public, private and charitable sectors.
- Business Manager - Finance Manager - Operations Manager
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As part of our strong focus on action learning, you will make use of a purpose-built business simulation suite, which mimics facilities used to train the emergency services. You will be presented with business critical challenges and situations and will work in teams to devise response strategies, using real-time business information to formulate your approach. Immediate feedback will help evaluate and improve your analytical and decision making skills.
Your teaching will include lectures, seminars and tutorials, with both individual and group work. Your modules will be taught by a mix of expert academic staff, many of whom are fellows of the Higher Education Academy, together with industry professionals.
You can choose to undertake a consultancy project with one of our partner organisations in the public, private and charitable sectors, negotiating the project's finer details directly with the client and presenting your research to your client and academic supervisor.
Guest lectures throughout the year will both inspire you and provide networking opportunities with potential employers. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange and the deputy agent of the Bank of England in Yorkshire and Humber.
Indicative Core Modules
Corporate Strategy Acquire a strategic organisational perspective and a basis for progression and application of strategic level skills, competencies, and decision-making capability.
Management, People & Organisations Gain an understanding of the key perspectives on human behaviour within an organisation and on the processes of organising and managing workforce activity.
Strategic Marketing Develop an appreciation of strategic marketing tools, including brand and online strategies, used by managers to assess their company's market and achieve a competitive advantage.
Dissertation Undertake an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to your course and your interests.
Consultancy Project An alternative to the Dissertation, apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic importance across any relevant business and management discipline. You will be encouraged to manage a client-consultant relationship and work independently.
Indicative Option Modules
Corporate Finance Evaluate the fundamental concepts and theories of corporate finance, identifying how these can be effectively applied in both national and multinational organisations.
Investment Fund Management Learn to identify, understand, evaluate and compare types of investment for the private investor, including tools, methods and strategies.
Managing Financial Resources Explore the modern accounting and financing principles which support business decision-making and financial resourcing in both the private and public sectors.
- Library Our Library is open 24/7, every day of the year. However you like to work, we have got you covered with group and silent study areas, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.
- The Rose Bowl The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.