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BA (Hons) Business Studies and Finance

The programme combines the multi-disciplinary nature of business studies provision with an additional focus on finance. Key themes developed over the course include management accounting, human resource management, marketing, strategic management and financial accounting. Additionally, there is a focus on the development of students’ intellectual and practical skills that will support them both as learners and as future managers.

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS NN13

Course Length:

3 years (4 years with work placement) Full Time

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels: BBC – CCC

A level / BTEC / Cambridge Technical / Cambridge Technical combination (including AS / EPQ): 96 to 112 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC / Cambridge Technical / Cambridge Technical: DDM - MMM

GCSEs: English language and mathematics at grade C or better

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

Access to HE Diploma to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 15 credits at Merit

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Postgraduate Pathways

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester.

Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include PGCE and Masters.

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Work Placements

You’ll have the option to undertake a four year professional placement programme by completing a one-year internship in year three. Following this placement, you’ll return to university to complete your final year.  The internship is typically salaried and, if you choose this route, you will receive professional placement recognition as part of your degree title.

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Student view

Carly Smith
I knew selecting Chichester was right for me as soon as I attended an open day. The lecturers have all worked in industry and provided us with first-hand knowledge. You also get to know them very well, I wasn’t just a number.

Course content

The Business Studies and Finance programme gives students an overall knowledge of all of the crucial factors within the business sector, as well as a focus on accounting and finance. 

Modules are designed to be active and experiential so that the skills and knowledge you develop can be implemented in realistic settings. By its nature, Business Studies is a multi-disciplinary programme that will explore a range of areas.

Throughout the degree you will follow subject themes in marketing, people management, finance, and information systems.

Students are encouraged to take a placement in the third year of their studies and have the opportunity to undertake a 10 week placement as part of their final year studies.

Our facilities

The Business School is located in an historic Georgian building, based at the University's Bognor Regis campus, that has been transformed with a modern interior purpose-built to reflect our approach to learning, and provide a relaxed yet professional working environment for students and staff. 

The campus is located in a park land setting close to the sea, and its contemporary, sunny learning resource centre provides both a social and work hub to the University community. 

Where this can take you

A key advantage of the multi-disciplinary nature of our Business Studies and Finance degree is that it does not confine you to a specific job within a specific business sector.

Employers will value the breadth of your experience and the employability skills that you will have developed, such as effective communication; team working; leadership; problem solving and creative thinking, and the significant focus on finance and accounting based elements also makes the degree ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in accountancy. 

Indicative modules

Year One Module Information

  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Understanding Business Models
  • Management and Organisations
  • Introductory Law for Managers
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Accounting Skills
  • Business Information Systems

Year Two Module Information

  • Financial Reporting
  • Professional Graduate
  • Research Skills
  • Financial Management
  • Management Accounting for Control
  • Human Resource Management

Year Three Module Information

  • Business Strategy
  • Advanced Financial Accounting or Corporate Finance
  • Human Resource Management or Marketing Communications
  • Management Project    
  • 10-Week Work Placement

Teaching and assessment

Our approach to supporting your learning, and how your learning is assessed, is designed to enable you to become a confident and enterprising graduate.  It is focused on seeking to support your ambitions, in parallel with ensuring that the needs of employers are met.  With this in mind, key features of our approach to learning and assessment include the following:

  • In place of the more traditional large group lecture method to teaching undergraduate students adopted by most University Business Schools, our approach involves tutors working with relatively small numbers of students at a time.  As well as providing an excellent environment for supporting you in the development of your subject expertise, it also helps you to develop a wide range of soft skills, such as teamwork, communication and time management.  These attributes are highly valued by graduate employers. 
  • Opportunities to work with organisations on current commercial/business problems and projects.  These experiences are used to provide the basis for assessments that enable you to apply your learning within authentic commercial situations.

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