The BA Finance and Investments programme equips students with the skills and knowledge to enter a range of exciting careers in Banking, Corporate Finance, Fund Management and International Finance. The degree structure covers the key areas of Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Investment Management.
This degree programme enables our students to respond to the demand for graduates with knowledge and skills required to lead or financially direct organizations, from family run businesses to global corporations or to secure employment in the world of finance and banking.
Students acquire a solid foundation in business, accounting and economics’ fundamentals with information technology and a sound understanding of financial concepts and considerations within a global financial environment. The programme covers key areas that are vital to the finance industry such as: mergers, regulation and derivatives. In-depth focus is dedicated to the applications of tools in finance and investment such as risk measurement and management, asset pricing, cost of capital, exchange rate determination, financial modelling and econometric testing.
Students can tailor their degree with specialist options in Derivatives, International Finance and Wealth Management. Together with the option to gain Internship experience, the degree aims to form graduates with strong skills and key tools required by global employers in this competitive industry.
Our academics are experts in the finance and investment industry, and there are regular guest speakers to provide further insight. Students will work independently and collaboratively to apply their knowledge to practical situations, both on in the classroom and in the field. Graduates from this programme are also eligible to receive a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Award in Management & Leadership.
Top 5 Reasons to study BA Finance & Investment:
- Acquire a key understanding of Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Wealth Management
- Learn to develop specialist skills in International Finance and Market Analysis
- Obtain the vital skills needed to enter and succeed in employment relating to Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and International Wealth Management
- Benefit from practical work experience in a Finance based integrated internship
- Gain access to the top graduate schools in the United Kingdom, United States, and Europe
Accenture, Ernst and Young, Merrill Lync, Nomura, UBS Wealth Management, HSBC, BNP Paribas
London School of Economics and Political Science, SOAS, University of London, University of Cambridge, Frostberg State University, Oxford University, London Business School, CASS Business School
Career Paths for Finance Graduates
Fund Management, Accounting, Corporate Finance, Banking, International Finance, Wealth Management, Investment Banking
We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
A Level: 96 UCAS points
US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.
Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade of C including mathematics and English
5.5 with 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
72 with 17 Listening, 18 in Reading, 17 Writing, 20 Speaking
Pearson Test of English
51 with 51 in each component
First, Advanced, Proficiency – taken after January 2015
162 overall (no less than 162 in each component)
Cambridge First: Advantage, Proficiency – taken before January 2015
Cambridge First: Grade B overall (No less than B in any component)
Cambridge Advanced: Grade C (no less than C in any component) less than C in any component)
Cambridge Proficiency: Level C1 certificate
You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond online Application. In order to submit your application you will need the following information
- Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
- The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
- A personal statement – this can either be emailed as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
- An electronic copy of your in process or completed high school (secondary school) transcript and graduation certificate
When to apply
We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you are completing your undergraduate programme of study. In this case you will be offered a place that is conditional on successfully completing a specified qualification and English language qualification if applicable. If you would like your application to be considered for a Richmond bursary, an early application is strongly recommended
Admission is by interview unless you live outside the UK when we may interview you via Skype or by telephone. We may also determine your suitability on the basis of their application and qualifications alone. Find out more about applying.