BA Degree in Finance & Investment – Richmond University
  • Tuition Fee

    £9,250.00 (UK/EU)

    £14,500.00 (INT)

    $38,000.00 (US)

  • Duration

    4 Years (Full-time) (including one year at QCF Level 3)

    January and September start dates

  • Accreditation

    Richmond University QAA

    Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)

  • Location

    Richmond Hill Campus

Programme Overview

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
  • After you graduate

    Career Paths
    Accenture, Ernst and Young, Merrill Lync, Nomura, UBS Wealth Management, HSBC, BNP Paribas


    Further Education

    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

  • Career Support

    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.

Modules breakdown

Core Modules

CORE SUBJECTS

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

Foundations of Business

Financial Accounting

Fundamental Analysis

Money and Banking

Functions and Applications

Managerial Accounting

Econometrics I - Principles

Quantitative Models in Finance

Transitions I

Introduction to Microeconomics

Corporate Finance

Financial Institutions and Markets

Transitions II

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Principles of Investment

The Global Investor

Scientific Reasoning

Computer Applications in Management

Research Methods

Senior Project in Business

Creative Expression

Calculus with Applications

Compliance and Regulation

 

Research and Writing I

Probability & Statistics I

Probability and Statistics II

 

3 QCF Level 3 Electives

Research and Writing II

  
 

2 FHEQ Level 4 Electives

  

Electives

ELECTIVE MODULES

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

  

Plus two of the following:

Plus four of the following OR Internship and two of the following:

  

Legal and Ethical Concepts in Management

Behavioural Economics

  

Organisational Behaviour

Econometrics II – Applied Econometrics

  

Operations Management

International Financial History

  

Game Theory and Decision Making

Derivatives

  

Plus FHEQ Level 5 Elective

International Finance

   

Wealth Management

   

Internship in Finance (6 CREDITS)

   

World Internship in Finance (6 CREDITS)

   

Competition and Strategy

Entry Requirements

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

English Language Requirements (Non Native English Speakers)

Qualification

Undergraduate

Validity Period

IELTS (Academic)

5.5 with 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing

2 Years

TOEFL IBT

72 with 17 Listening, 18 in Reading, 17 Writing, 20 Speaking

2 Years

Pearson Test of English

51 with 51 in each component

2 Years

First, Advanced, Proficiency – taken after January 2015

162 overall (no less than 162 in each component)

No Expiry

Cambridge First: Advantage, Proficiency – taken before January 2015

Cambridge First: Grade B overall (No less than B in any component)

No Expiry

 

Cambridge Advanced: Grade C (no less than C in any component) less than C in any component)

No Expiry

 

Cambridge Proficiency: Level C1 certificate

No Expiry

How to apply

You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond One Line 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

Application process

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.

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UCAS Course Code

NN33
  • The programme is recognised in the US via our MSCHE accreditation.
  • The programme is currently validated in the UK by The Open University.
  • Major
  • US Federal Aid is available
  • SFE loans currently awaiting designation.

Full Time 3-4 Years

Including one year at QCF Level 3
(subject to credit transfer)

Contact our admissions team for more details:
admissions@richmond.ac.uk

Please note: Non US students are eligible

Useful Links

Undergraduate Prospectus

What our students say

“I’ve really enjoyed the diversity of this programme which has helped me identify what I’d like to do for a career.  I’ve also found the faculty incredibly supportive.”

Jorge RiveraBA Finance and Investment student

Where to find us

Richmond Hill Campus

Queen’s Road
Richmond-upon-Thames
TW10 6JP
England

+44 (0) 208 332 8200 (Main Switchboard)