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Financial Management BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


Effective financial management is core to all successful businesses and the demand for financially literate graduates has never been higher.

On this BA (Hons) Financial Management, you'll learn the skills and knowledge you need to plan, organise and control business finances and make good financial decisions. You'll also learn core business skills in areas such as marketing and people management.

You'll develop a thorough knowledge of financial decision-making, learn analytical skills valued by both the corporate world and the finance industry, and develop commercial awareness. You'll learn how to manage money and use funds effectively, and apply what you learn using real-life business scenarios and data.

Between years 2 and 3, you can apply your skills on a paid year-long industry placement or experience a new culture by studying abroad.

Successful businesses need people with financial acumen, and the skills you develop on your degree will be valuable in all areas of business. Specialist areas you could go into include corporate finance, investment and commercial banking.

This degree shares a common first year with several other business courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to another course if you develop an interest in a different subject area.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Develop core transferable skills which employers value
  • Be taught by a mixture of professionally qualified staff with experience in industry and expert academic researchers
  • Analyse market movements and learn to make fast-paced investment decisions using our Bloomberg Suite, the trading platform used by professionals
  • Get the Bloomberg Certificate as part of your studies, demonstrating to future employers that you know your way around the Bloomberg Suite
  • Have the chance to network with potential employers and work with businesses on projects
  • Get experience with specialist software and resources you'll use in your career – these include the SAP Next Generation Lab and S&P Global Market Intelligence data
  • Tailor your studies to focus on the specialist topics that interest you
  • Develop transferable skills you can use in any area of your life and career, such as analytical skills, resilience, time management skills and communication skills

Careers and opportunities

The blend of business skills and financial knowledge you develop on this degree provides many career options when you graduate.

Many of our graduates with a degree in financial management have gone onto managerial-level roles. Others have used their financial skills to start their own businesses.

Areas graduates have gone into include:

  • Commercial banking
  • Corporate finance
  • Chartered accountancy (with further study)
  • Investment banking
  • Financial management
  • Real estate
  • Financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Project management
  • Further study at postgraduate level

Work experience and career planning

To help you secure a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course to develop your skills and build links in the industry. You'll get careers support throughout your studies and for 5 years after you graduate.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies and develop your abilities.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

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

University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    112 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%



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