About this degree

Want to get a great head start in business and finance? This degree has been designed in collaboration with some of the biggest names in industry, including Lloyds of London.

Our business management degrees give you the perfect balance of academic theory and practical experience. It's been developed with large organisations like Unilever, IBM and Lloyds of London; you'll also develop financial fluency whilst studying Corporate Finance, Assurance, Risk Management and Financial Management.

Immerse yourself in the corporate finance landscape and graduate work-ready.

Finance is the language of business and the key performance indicator of commercial success. That means employers aren’t just looking for business graduates that are numerate, they want people who can interpret financial data and use that information to make winning business decisions.

This degree will help you do just that, whether you’re interested in a financial role or a more general career in business. It will prepare you for all kinds of sectors including accountancy, banking, investment, insurance and procurement, as well as non-financial roles. Financial skills are always valued and will give you a big advantage in today’s increasingly competitive job market.

Although you’ll study the same core modules, our business management programmes are very different and are designed to build the skills needed to thrive in the related industry.

Top reasons to choose this degree

You'll graduate with a degree from the University of Kent. Known as the UK’s European University, the University of Kent is ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2017, it is also ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity out of 122 multi-faculty universities in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and has the fifth equal highest score for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2015, out of 115 multi-faculty institutions. It has also been voted one of the top five universities for teaching in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education (THE).

You'll be taught by experienced professional accountants who are qualified and experienced and have worked for sector leading companies such as Deloitte and PwC. You’ll learn from a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, each designed to bring the world of business to life using real world examples from our industry partners.

You’ll get the opportunity to undertake an internship. It’s important to get real experience so that’s why we always try to find you an internship that relates to your preferred career once you graduate (subject to academic performance).

Our BA (Hons) Business Management programmes give you the option to take an Industry Placement, where you can take up to 15 months of a degree-related work placement, continuing with your studies alongside. The placement allows you to apply and develop your knowledge and skills by replicating tasks performed in the workplace, as well as discover new approaches to and elements of your disciplinary interests. This means you’ll start to develop some of the key competencies that employers value, such as collaboration, teamwork and self-awareness.  

*Please note: It is not possible to apply for an accelerated programme; on completion of level 4, our full-time students have the opportunity to request to accelerate to a two-year programme.  The decision to allow this is based on the student's performance in their assessments in the programme so far and you will need to satisfy performance criteria in the first two terms to be considered for it.

No other university could offer me the same level of exposure to the industry partners that Pearson College London work with, offering fantastic opportunities for internships, placements and employment.

Ben Thomas, BA (Hons) Business Management with Finance

Course summary

  • UCAS CODE
    4RW3
  • INSTITUTION CODE
    P34
  • LOCATION
    Pearson Business School MidTown
  • COURSE START DATES
    September
  • TUITION FEES
    £9,000 per year or only £6,000 p.a. with a fee waiver
  • MODE OF STUDY
    Full time (FT)
  • PROGRAMME DURATION
    3 years (FT). Option to accelerate and complete the programme in 2 years (subject to minimum numbers) * It is not possible to apply for an accelerated programme; on completion of level 4, our full-time students have the opportunity to request to accelerate to a two-year programme. The decision to allow this is based on the student's performance in their assessments in the programme so far
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    Typical offer: 128-120 UCAS points (ABB to BBB at A Levels) and interview
  • CONTACT HOURS
    Typically 10-16 hours per week (FT)

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