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St Mary's University

Business Management and Finance BA (Hons)

Start date

September

UCAS code

NN13

Duration

3 years

UCAS points

104 - 96

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Excel in a finance-based management career with our London-based Business Management and Finance degree

Build an organisation for success with St Mary’s hands-on Business Management and Finance degree. You will focus on critical skills and the latest developments, covering topics like:

  • finance
  • marketing
  • strategy
  • human resources.

You can also specialise in:

  • business law
  • management consultancy
  • digital business.

Our Business Management and Finance BA is designed by designed by industry professionals, including accountants and directors. As a result, you’ll meet employer needs, such as:

  • the ability to apply ideas to practical situations
  • confidence with the latest technological and digital developments
  • the ability to maintain the best professional management and ethical standards.

Study in the world’s financial capital

We are only 30 minutes from central London. Therefore, you’ll have opportunities to explore the global financial capital and a hub for enterprise.

We’re also near large and small businesses looking for financial expertise.

Gain extra qualifications as you study

During your business management and finance course, you can complete specific modules to achieve extra qualifications (subject to validation) from:

A supportive environment

Our campus feels like a community. Your lecturers learn your name and are here to support your needs. Our student, Lauren, tells us that our academics are “really helpful and […] always on hand when help is needed, both in lectures and tutorials”.

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Course content

Modules

Business Management and Finance will help you to understand the financial and economic aspects of businesses, how to manage and motivate people and how to build an organisation for success.

Management and development of a business requires an understanding of the changes taking place in the business world, society, consumer markets, financial issues, organisational strategy, global economies and digital technology. You will learn how all these factors combined with the ability to understand key financial aspects are critical to the sustained development of a business.

It is possible to gain professional accreditations and certificate exemptions by successfully completing selected core and optional Business Management and Finance modules.

Professional bodies include:

Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

Entry requirements

72 UCAS points should include at least a B and C grade at A Level (or equivalent). 

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references, and your motivation for study.

104 - 96

UCAS points

GCSE

GCSE Maths grade 4/C, or equivalent evidence of numerical skills, is also a requirement.

We offer GCSE equivalency tests for those who need to improve their GCSE grades.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

UCAS Personal statement support

Create your UCAS personal statement through our online builder and we'll email you a copy of your completed version at the end.

Further Information

For more information about entry requirements please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk.

How many UCAS points my grades are worth

A levels

  • A*

    56 pts

  • A

    48 pts

  • B

    40 pts

  • C

    32 pts

  • D

    24 pts

  • E

    16 pts

My qualification isn't listed:

If you can't find your qualification in this list please check the full list of UCAS tariff tables.

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Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Home

£9,250

International

£16,320

*Please note: these fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Government's review of Higher Education Funding.

Information about tuition fees, student loans, and funding your studies can be found within our fees and funding section.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.

Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage

Scholarships

Find out more about our range of scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students .

Living costs

A guide to your living costs has been created by our Student Funding Team.

Accommodation costs vary depending on whether you opt for an en suite room and on-site catering. Take a look at our accommodation options and the prices you can expect to pay.

How the degree is taught

Contact time - 50%

Independent study - 50%

*Contact time includes 32% of guided learning

Teaching methods

You'll be taught on our beautiful and historic campus located in Twickenham, London.

As well as highly interactive lectures and you’ll receive presentations from leading researchers and top management professionals and practitioners.

Seminars will deepen your understanding of the skills you’ll need to be an effective finance manager and individual tutorials offer you one-to-one support. This is all supplemented by an online virtual learning environment where you can find additional learning materials.

Class sizes in year one lectures can be up to 190 students. In year two and three, lectures will be around 70 students as optional modules are chosen. Seminar groups are typically around 30-35 students.

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to test knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout your degree.

The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises and traditional exam-based assessments.

Wherever possible, you will be assessed using digital methods and online feedback.

Feedback

We adhere to the university’s policy of providing feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

Career opportunities

Our Business Management and Finance degree will help you develop essential transferrable skills, such as teamwork, critical thinking, and time management.

Contact our Career Services at careersnetwork@stmarys.ac.uk for further information on work and postgraduate opportunities.

Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Business Management and Finance BA (Hons) include:

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