BA (Hons) Finance & Investment Management,

Northumbria University

image This course is designed to provide students with a critical and reflective Overview of a broad range of business and management areas with a special emphasis on finance and investment management.

Students will also develop an in-depth understanding of both core and emerging key business principles, concepts and applications across a comprehensive spectrum of disciplines.

This complementary blend of knowledge, skills and abilities will enable graduates to add value to any organisation. This course acts as a great springboard for those hoping to become successful financial and business professionals.

Learning Outcomes
The course is designed to integrate a deep understanding of the subject matter with the development of key skills and competencies, allowing students to adapt to a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace. Upon completion, students will be able to:

► Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of complex modern business concepts, functions and procedures as well as contemporary issues and challenges.
► Observe and interpret financial markets while implementing best practices in financial management to make plans, organise projects, monitor outcomes and provide financial leadership.
► Demonstrate the ability to perform financial management and forecasts, ensure the competitiveness of companies and increase their value in the changing global economic environment.
► Demonstrate teamwork, communication and conflict management skills, the ability to understand the interests of different groups, and the potential to hold fruitful discussions.
► Demonstrate the ability to assess and analyse the financial environment in local and international markets.

Course Subjects
Students will be exposed to a number of critical areas over 3 semesters and are assessed through a combination of written examinations and assignments.

Year 1:
► Accounting & Business Environment
► Microeconomics
► Organisational Behaviour
► Marketing Management
► Basic Business Statistics (Elective)
► Management (Elective)
► Ethnic Studies (MPU)

Year 2:
► Financial Management
► Human Resource Management
► Strategic Management
► Operations Management
► Business Communication (Elective)
► Management Information System (Elective)
► Community Service (MPU)
► Critical Thinking Skills (MPU)
► Ethics of Communication (MPU)

Year 3:
► As required by the respective partner universities

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