Full Time: 1 year, Part Time: 2 years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
N340; Short form:
Preston (Campus code: U)
September 2016 or January 2017
BA (Hons) - Top-up
The rise in importance and complexity of international financial management poses a challenge for multinational organisations and those who wish to pursue a career in the sector. The BA (Hons) International Financial Management (top-up) is designed to provide you with a critical understanding of some of the key theories, approaches and issues in the field of international financial management. The programme covers the decision-making of companies operating internationally and discusses issues related to international monetary systems, investment and risk management, exchange rate regimes, measuring and managing currency exchange risk, capital budgeting for multinational organisations and the institutional complexities of operating within a global, competitive and unpredictable environment. The programme provides a valuable foundation for those contemplating a career in multi-national business, the financial sector or for pursuing advanced studies.
This course aims to produce high quality graduates with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for an effective and valued career in financial and business management within a global context. During your study you will gain a critical awareness and understanding of the commercial and social environment of finance, and you will develop skills in numeracy, information technology, data extraction and oral and written reporting. All of which will give you a broad understanding of financial management.
At the end of this course you should have a technical competence in financial management which will provide a sound basis for further study, training and work.
The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook buildings are in the middle of the campus offering a comprehensive range of study, learning and social facilities including a cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £600 per module (UK/EU)
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated. Currently the 2018/19 fee level, which is due to increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rates has not been announced by the Government.
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
Our academics have extensive business experience and/or research involvement in the field, which brings a real-world learning experience into the lecture theatre. We also employ industry-based staff that work for most of their time in industry thus bringing the very latest business ideas and practice to your course.
You will benefit from a variety of teaching and learning methods including: lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group activities, personal research and case studies. Personal study and independent research also form an integral part of the course. You will also have the option to develop your skills in a variety of areas such as IT, web searching, social media, advanced excel and specialist Microsoft packages.
Assessment includes essays; reports; oral presentations; group assessments; investigating companies and tackling briefs from industry. During the year you will, on average, attend between 12 and 14 hours of formal study per week.
International finance examines topics such as investing, banking, stocks, bonds and commodities, all from a global perspective. Graduates are often recruited as financial analysts, financial managers, securities, commodities and financial services sales agents, or researchers and consultants in investment banks, asset management firms, government or non-profit organisations.