UCAS code N2N3
This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Graduates will be exempt from some of the foundation level exams set by these professional bodies.
About the course
Financial expertise is key to business success and companies are increasingly looking for business graduates who are not only numerate, but can use financial knowledge to help inform business decisions.
Underpinned by a sound knowledge of business and management disciplines, this course will provide you with highly sought after financial skills and knowledge. Recent graduates have joined companies such as American Express, Hewlett Packard, Nike Plc, London Stock Exchange, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Credit Suisse, Warburg Dillon Read, Legal & General and Investec Asset Management.
A key feature of the course is the work placement year. Work placements significantly add to your CV and many students return for their final year with firm job offers. Placement companies include: American Express, BMW, Channel 4, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, Home Office, HSBC, IBM, Ipsos Mori, ITV, Lloyds TSB, Microsoft, Nike Plc and Rolls Royce Motor Cars.
This degree is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All students who have taken a work placement will graduate with dual awards - both a BSc and a CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership. Having a CMI Diploma as well as a BSc from Brighton will help you stand out to employers.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
ABB. Excludes General Studies.
34 points including 16 at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 30 credits at merit or above. Units in accounting and finance, business or management required.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics.
may enable you to start the course in year 2. Relevant subjects required. HNC may also count towards direct entry.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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The course is delivered through seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials. Assessment is through coursework assignments and exams. In the third year, you will have the opportunity of carrying out a work placement matching an area of personal interest.
Areas of study
Year 1 provides a general business background. You will study economics, finance, marketing and human resources. You will also work on academic skills such as research and analysis, and business skills including communication, time management, IT and problem-solving.
Expanding your business knowledge and skills is the aim of the second year. The finance pathway allows you to focus on specialised topics.
A key feature of the course is the work placement year. On placement you will gain work and life experience (and a salary). It significantly adds to your CV, there are plenty of networking opportunities and many students return to university for their final year with firm job offers. Placement companies include: American Express, The Bank of England, BMW, Bosch, Channel 4, Disney, Electronic Arts, Hewlett Packard, Home Office, IBM, Ipsos Mori, ITV, lastminute.com, Lloyds Banking Group and Microsoft.
In your final year you will be able to choose from a wide range of options, enabling you to tailor the course to suit your interests and career aspirations.
- Global Business Environment
- Organisational Behaviour and HRM
- Principles of Marketing
- Financial Knowledge and Skills
- Business Project
- Developing Academic and Employability Skills
- International Business Analysis
- Managing Systems and Processes
- Corporate and Business Law
- Operations and Enterprise Resource Planning
- Understanding Finance Theory and Practice
- Environmental Sustainability
- Creativity in Enterprise
- Design and Innovation
- Purchasing and Supply
- Managing and Developing People
- Business Strategy
- Placement Project
Choose 4 from over 50 options, including:
- Corporate Governance
- Ethics and Accountability
- International Finance
- Financial Management
- Emerging Financial Markets
- Financial and Capital Markets
Options and projects give you scope to tailor the course to your interests and career aspirations.
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.
Living in Brighton
Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.
Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.
I find this course particularly interesting because it takes a broad approach, looking at the functional areas of businesses as well as the dynamics of the economy in which they operate.
The best thing about the University of Brighton is the commitment that the staff have to ensuring that students get the most out of their time at university. It’s a great feeling knowing that my tutors are committed to what they do and have a genuine interest in my studies and my personal development.
My work placement is with Goldman Sachs. I am working in a financial reporting team within the Controllers Division. My responsibilities include reporting of the trading division’s performance, daily trading profit and loss reconciliation, financial packages preparation, enhancement of reporting processes and running ad hoc projects.
I plan to pursue a career in finance with the ultimate goal of establishing my own company. My work placement is a huge stepping-stone because it is directly related to what I want to do thus giving me a profound insight into what to expect once I embark on my career.
From what I am learning, I will be in a position to better prepare for a successful career. Having a year’s work experience will also put me at an advantage when I start applying for a graduate job as employers, now more than ever, want to recruit candidates with some work experience in addition to having a good degree.
My advice to students thinking about taking a work placement is very simple: just do it! There is a lot to gain and nothing to lose.
What I like best about my course is the accounting and the mathematics modules which are taught in the computer room, which I like because it is different from the normal classroom.
When I came to Brighton I didn’t know exactly what to expect and the University helped me adapt to academic life. They have lots of workshops that can help you with academic writing and academic skills and that helped me a lot.
I like Brighton because it is a very diverse city. You have the beach and the pier and there are lots of different things to do. The fun thing about Brighton is that it doesn’t matter what you like doing, you can find it somewhere. There is a good variety.
The subject tutors are experts in their fields, most of which had prior and extensive experience in industry. It wasn’t just learning from books and study material, you could also leverage those experiences from the lecturers and tutors, proving really valuable when applying for placements and a job afterwards. It also helped in developing the placement project you carry out during the year-out.
I was lucky enough to be surrounded by some great peers. We were able to learn a lot from each other, understanding group dynamics and giving each other the opportunity to coach and lead within group work. You can really take this experience and put it to good use both as examples of good leadership and teamwork in interviews, and then putting it to use in the work place.
The placement year was a great opportunity. I was fortunate enough to get my foot in the door at Nike and have not looked back since. After a successful placement year, they offered me a permanent role after I graduated.
Not only does the placement year give you really good technical experience, the exposure to people within the business and the chance to network was one that I really took and it paid off as it definitely helped me to get back in the company.
I've been working at Nike for over a year and I’m still really enjoying it!
You will be well prepared for finance and business careers in corporate finance, government and public sector, consultancies, banking, the City and commercial organisations.
Recent graduates have joined companies such as American Express, Hewlett Packard, Nike Plc, London Stock Exchange, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Credit Suisse, Warburg Dillon Read, Legal & General and Investec Asset Management.
This degree is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All students who have taken a work placement will graduate with dual awards – both a BSc and a CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership.
The CMI Diploma makes a statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills.
The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The University of Brighton's partnership with the CMI helps to keep our courses relevant to the workplace.
While studying for your degree you will be entitled to affiliate-level CMI membership.
Graduate with experience, ready for your career. You will be encouraged to apply for a paid work placement year. Work placements significantly add to your CV and many students return for their final year with firm job offers.
Benefit from excellent teaching and learning support. We have 40 years' experience of running business courses. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will help support and guide you through your first year.
Gain the knowledge and the skills that industry want. Our partners in industry and the professions contribute to course development and teaching.
Be part of an institution that is innovative and relevant. The Research Assessment Exercise (2008) ranked us in the top 15 UK business schools in terms of world-leading research outputs.
Live and study in an outstanding location. Brighton is a city with an extremely lively cultural and social life. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
We provide career support from the first year. This is the only way to ensure our students are employable in the highly competitive job market. We do this by:
The university's Careers Service offers guidance relating to any aspect of your career planning and development. The service is in regular contact with over 1,800 employers who post vacancies and attend our careers fairs.
Beepurple is the university’s entrepreneurship network. Taking part in beepurple activities, you will meet like-minded people, hear how other recent graduates have set up their own ventures and gain key enterprise skills that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Momentum is our award-winning mentoring scheme. It pairs students with professionals who wish to share their experience. Students and their mentors meet regularly to exchange ideas, allowing the student to develop new skills and enhance their career prospects.
Brighton Business School is a truly international place to study.
As an international student, you will be supported from the moment you start with us. This includes:
- a free orientation programme
- a free pickup from Heathrow or Gatwick airport
- free English language tuition (throughout your first year)
- guaranteed accommodation in your first year
- a range of scholarships and bursaries
- a team of support staff to assist you, including a personal tutor.
More details on support for international students
The level of English you need depends on the course. The details are included in the course information, but for more general information read our information on English language requirements.
However, we provide a number of ways to improve your English before you start your course, and free English language support you while you are studying.
We can help you meet our academic entry requirements if your qualifications are not the correct level to study at university in the UK. The preparation courses at the University of Brighton’s International College have been specially designed to help international students to progress to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at the university.
More about our university preparation courses
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International applicants should call
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