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.
Why study Business Management and Finance (with a Foundation Year)?
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).
About the Foundation Year
Our four-year degree programmes (including a foundation year) provide an alternative route to undergraduate study at university if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way.
On successful completion of the Business Foundation Year pathway you will progress on to the three-year undergraduate degree in Business Management and Finance.
- 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