BA (Hons) Business and Finance (Top Up)

Specifically designed for students who have already obtained a HND or equivalent qualification, the BA (Hons) Business and Finance (Top Up) allows you to gain a full bachelor degree in less than a year.

Offering you the opportunity to gain key transferable skills highly prized by employers and valued in industry, this Business and Fnance degree provides a great pathway for anyone wishing embark on a career in financial sector. Through a diet of modules that includes core business study alongside specialist finance options, you will examine the role of marketing within business exploring the world of corporate finance and issues relating to the management of finance in an international context.

UCAS Code Study Mode
2017
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
NN13 Full-time 1 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
NN1H Full-time 1 Years February Treforest A
NN13 Full-time 1 Years September Treforest A

During this one year Business and Finance course you will examine core aspects of business such as business strategy and communication in a global context, whilst also getting the chance to conduct an investigation into a business problem that allows you to apply your business acumen to a real life scenario.

In addition to studying four core business modules that will broaden your understanding of how businesses operate, you will also study two additional modules specialising in finance.

Core business modules:

  • International Business
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Research Project
  • Business Communications

Specialist finance modules:

  • Accounting Theory and Practice
  • Principles of Corporate Finance

Teaching

There are some traditional lectures, but the majority of your learning will rely on interactive seminars, supported by online study materials. We also arrange an induction programme, so you can get to know your tutors and other students before you start studying and hit the ground running on the first day of term. You will use the latest real-life data and case studies to help you learn, making your studies as relevant as possible to what you will experience in the workplace.

Assessment

Typically you will be assessed through essays, reports, presentations, portfolios and examinations.

Successful completion of a HND or equivalent qualification i.e. Foundation Degree

All fees are per year. Once you have started your course, your fee will remain the same for each year of study.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

UK and EU students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year 1 of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly

International students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU

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Admissions statement

From Account Managers and Senior Financial Planners to Mortgage Consultants, this top up course in finance underpins the knowledge needed to embark on a successful career in the financial sector. Designed to further enhance your employability by adding to your existing portfolio of qualifications, the degree will also give you the opportunity to gain access to various professional bodies in business.

Recognising the need for our graduates to be able to stand out in a competitive jobs market, the University of South Wales has developed a series of employability initiatives that exist within each academic Faculty.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.