University of Essex
Finance and Management (Including Year Abroad) BSc (Hons)
University of Essex

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 230 graduates of Finance and Management (Including Year Abroad) BSc (Hons) and other courses in Management, Leadership at University of Essex for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Management, Leadership.

Overall student satisfaction
72 /100
230 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Management, Leadership

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Management, Leadership at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26000 £25500 £29000
25-75 percentile range £22500 - £30000 £18000 - £30500 £21500 - £39000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Management, Leadership

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26306 £26036 £31123
25-75 percentile range £22778 - £31450 £19754 - £33898 £22700 - £42735

Course Description

Do you want to gain an understanding of how businesses make financial decisions? Would you like to study at a business school with highly respected finance and management academics, with some of Britain’s most satisfied students?

Individuals who understand management and finance are in increasing demand by employers. This course is designed to give you career flexibility after graduation. We help you to develop the quantitative skills appropriate for the finance sector, as well as the qualitative, discursive skills appropriate for management and leadership, whether you seek to lead a finance team within an organisation, pursue a career as a financial analyst or use your business knowledge to work in any area of management. In your third year, you also have the option to undertake a paid work placement to develop your professional skills and further enhance your CV.

Our BSc Finance and Management degree teaches you about how businesses make financial decisions and study international financial markets. Your management modules also develop the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective leader.

We use real-life examples to apply theory to practice and you regularly have access to our virtual trading floor. Here, you can learn how to use real-world Bloomberg data, information and analytics to make better business decisions and practise trading stocks and securities using X_TRADER. This industry leading software enables you to trade multiple markets from a single screen.

You'll study topics including:

  • management, innovation and new technologies
  • organisational behaviour
  • business strategy
  • human resource management
  • corporate finance
  • financial management
  • portfolio analysis
  • financial modelling
  • risk management
  • financial markets and trading

Your first year introduces you to finance, management, accounting and economics so you receive a fully-rounded business education. As your course progresses, you can tailor your studies to your career aspirations by choosing from a selection of optional modules.

In your final year, you have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice by completing an in-depth, independent research project or dissertation. This gives you the chance to further develop vital employability skills in areas of research, time management and critical thinking.

Our BSc Finance and Management course is taught by Essex Business School. We are a member of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, enabling us to award up-to six exceptional students each year with a scholarship that goes towards the fees for the CFA Program Level One exam, so you can start your journey of becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Achieving this accolade is one way to enhance your CV if you're interested in pursuing a career in investment management.

This course can also be taken with an optional study abroad or placement year in your third year.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Finance and Management (Including Year Abroad) BSc (Hons) at University of Essex

20% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
20% Sales occupations
10% Librarians and Related Professionals
10% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
0% Business and public service associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Management, Leadership

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Finance and Management (Including Year Abroad), BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Finance and Management (Including Year Abroad) BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £20500 year 1
International £20500 year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2024-25 entry. Fees may increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 4

University Rankings

Positions of University of Essex in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Essex in related subject specific rankings.

Business

    • #6 
    • #76 
    Finance
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]

See all 29 university rankings of University of Essex

About University of Essex

The University of Essex, is a public, research university where curiosity prevails and thinking outside the box isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. Based in the county of the same name, Essex, the main campus is located in Wivenhoe Park, near Colchester. It is home to the university’s three faculties, Humanities, Science & Health and Social Sciences, as well as a very large community of local rabbits, and other small fauna typical of the English countryside.

List of 921 Bachelor and Master Courses from University of Essex - Course Catalogue

Student composition of University of Essex

undergraduates:
12070
postgraduates:
3690
Total:
15760
  • Life at The Towers - University of Essex Accommodation Colchester Campus
  • MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies at the University of Essex
  • Interview with Shaun Barbour, Top Undergraduate Law Graduate 2019 | University of Essex Online
  • Let’s Speak to our Modern Languages Graduates at the University of Essex
  • Why Study at Essex Business School in Southend?

Where is this programme taught

Colchester Campus
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Business and Management (Sandwich) BA (Hons) University of South Wales 88% 8% 6% £9000 £12300 106 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Business and Management (Tourism Management) - Professional Placement Year BA (Hons) Bath Spa University 76% 3% 23% £9250 £15750 124 Bath On campus Full-time
International Tourism Management with Air Travel with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - - - £9250 £15000 - High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Business Management BA (Hons) Middlesex University 75% 8% 23% £9250 £15100 108 London On campus Full-time
Business and Management (with a placement year) BSc (Hons) University of Bradford - - - £9250 £18628 - Bradford On campus Full-time
Business with Finance and Economics BA (Hons) Robert Gordon University - - - £6600 £16990 - Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Business Management and Health & Wellbeing (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University - - - £9250 £12500 - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Cymraeg y Gweithle Proffesiynol/Busnes a Rheolaeth BA (Hons) Aberystwyth University - - - £9000 £16520 - Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Business Management BA (Hons) University of Greenwich - - - £9250 £15100 - London On campus Full-time
Finance, Accounting and Management with a Placement Year BSc (Hons) The University of Nottingham - - - £9250 £20500 - Nottingham On campus Full-time