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Business and Finance MA (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

MA (Hons) Business and Finance explores the interface between business and finance and looks closely at the implications of financial decision-making on business performance and management. It achieved 94% Student Satisfaction in NSS 2019.

Overview

The Business and Finance course is a specialist joint degree with equal emphasis given to the subject areas of business and finance. The degree is particularly suited to students who wish to gain a firm grounding in business and management coupled with an insight into the finance and financial operations of businesses and organisations.

Students on this degree can study at our campuses in Dubai and Malaysia for one semester or more through Heriot-Watt's Go Global project.

You will have the opportunity to learn hands-on financial skills in our Bloomberg Trading Lab with 16 state-of-the-art industry standard Bloomberg Trading Terminals.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MA (Hons) Business and Finance students are doing 15 months after graduating:

  • 78% are working
  • 4% are studying
  • 11% are working and studying.

In highly skilled work

  • 80% of those are in highly skilled work 15 months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students 15 months after graduating: £23000
  • The average UK salary of students 15 months after graduating from a similar course: £23000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into 15 months after graduating:

  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Managers, directors and senior officials

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,384per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBC - ABB

For entry to Year 2: ABB including at least one of the following: Accountancy, Business, Economics, Maths.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 105 2

    21st out of 122 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    174 79%

    9th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    2nd

    25
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    95th

    50
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    168 79%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    34th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    87th

    28

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