BSc (Hons) Business with Finance

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Introduction

Our full-time Business with Finance degree gives you the skills and confidence to excel in your career. With a strong focus on strategic thinking and financial management, our course also embraces hands-on learning.

Where will your degree take you?

Gain valuable experience with a placement year

Business student Shannon talks about her internship at Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

You want to be a manager who makes critical business decisions. You have an entrepreneurial mindset, and you’re eager to develop your leadership abilities and financial know-how.

As a Business with Finance student at ARU, you’ll get all the prowess of a business degree, along with the financial discipline to make big, informed decisions.

Get practical experience with our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, and an optional placement year.

You’ll find that our Business with Finance course brings together the entrepreneurial approach and analytical mindset you need to succeed.

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Facilities and accreditation

World-class facilities

As well as our extensive library and IT facilities, you can expect the following as part of your Business with Finance degree course:

  • access to our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab to put your new-found knowledge into practice in a fully simulated and completely safe environment
  • active collaborative learning which includes digitally supported learning with online screencasts providing background material to support face-to-face discussion
  • the opportunity to apply and enhance your skills while developing new ones, with an optional placement year
  • study visits in the UK and internationally.

Careers

Studying Business with Finance is perfect if you want to become an accountant, or go on to further study in financial management. It can also be the basis for a wide range of careers in industry, business and the public sector.

We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.

Throughout our BSc (Hons) Business with Finance course, you’ll benefit from lectures and seminars on career-relevant issues, such as CV preparation, job-hunting, obtaining work experience and using social media.

Our dedicated placements and employability support team will give you access to information that’s directly relevant to business management and finance graduates. Through our intern programme, around 35 students each year get a business mentor, work experience, exclusive training and development, and a reference from our Dean.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our renowned Master of Business Administration MBA. With our Alumni Scholarship, you’ll even get 20% off your fees as an ARU graduate.

Dawn

"I cannot say enough how much the support provided and the co-curricular activities has helped throughout uni and will continue to be of use in the future."

Dawn

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Dawn's story

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

Your guide to placements

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