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This Business Management and Finance degree gives you the skills needed to manage and understand the role of finance in private, public and charitable sectors around the globe.

Business Management and Finance is also available as an undergraduate degree with a foundation year.
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Why study Business Management and Finance?

Businesses – indeed most organisations – succeed because they get the balance right between the financial and material resources, trained staff and the production output. Successful organisations use resources as inputs into their manufacturing/service operations or as assets in which they invest to get a profitable return. It’s the job of finance personnel to help manage the efficient, effective and ethical transformation of assets into outputs that customers need.

Without financial expertise, even the best businesses will experience severe operational problems, but when the finances of a business are well managed and aligned with other business functions (such as marketing, human resources and technology) the results can be excellent. Successful graduates of this Business Management and Finance course will be able to apply skills, concepts and knowledge gained to manage a prosperous business.

This degree builds on contemporary financial management skills and approaches to give you everything you need to secure and succeed in a finance-based management career.

Why St Mary's?

Our beautiful London campus has a friendly and professional atmosphere. It’s located near several large and surrounded by successful small businesses who need financial expertise and welcome student placements.

This degree course has been designed by an experienced team of academics, many of whom have experience working with financial accountants and directors in a range of industries. The degree takes into account what employers and industry experts expect from new management graduates.

Our Business Management and Finance programme combines coverage of the key business areas from finance and marketing, through to strategy and human resources, with the opportunity to study specialist subjects, including business law, management consultancy and digital business. There are numerous opportunities to undertake a work placement as part of your degree, allowing you to combine academic theory with practical work experience.

Completion of the degree leads to dual accreditation: Bachelor's Honours degree and Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Teaching methods

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.

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.

Key facts

  • Successful completion of the degree leads to dual accreditation: Bachelor's degree and Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Work placement opportunities integrated into the second and third year of the programme
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus

Course content

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 Chartered Management Institute (CMI)Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA).



Year one

  • Contemporary Business Issues 
  • Financial Decision Making 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Introduction To Management Theory 
  • Organisational Behaviour 
  • Contemporary Marketing Practice Core

Year two

  • Business Economics 
  • Business Law 
  • Consumer and Commercial Law 
  • Contributing to the Community 
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Experience and Employment in Business 
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Year three

  • Building a Start-up Business 
  • Charity Management 
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Business 
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility 
  • Digital Business 
  • Employment Law 
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Please note: information published on this webpage is subject to change before the programme commences. Please refer to the programme specification document (PDF) for an authoritative summary of the programme.

Career opportunities

You will develop a wide range of employment skills in communication, presentation, analysis, quantification, research techniques, teamwork and working to deadlines. This is designed to enhance your employability portfolio and develop your field.

Career opportunities for graduates include banking, insurance, law and business consultancy, as well as a wide variety of specialist and generalist management posts in leisure and sport, marketing and human resources.

The Careers Service has more information on careers and postgraduate study options available to Business Management and Finance students who have started their studies at St Mary’s.

There is also the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of your degree. The Centre for Workplace Learning offers work-related modules that can be embedded within your studies.

Facilities

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Fees and funding

Home/EU: £9,250
International: £11,220

The tuition fees listed on this page are for the 2018/19 academic year.

For information on fees for other academic years - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section.

Additional costs

Your tuition fee 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 contact anthony.davies@stmarys.ac.uk.

Further information

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