International Financial Management

International Financial Management 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.


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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.

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Full Time: 1 year, Part Time: 2 years

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons) - Top-up

  • UCAS Code:


  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September 2016 or January 2017

  • Fees 2019/20

    Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
    Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

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Entry Requirements

Pass FD or HND in related subject

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Course Overview

Year 1

  • AC3650 Risk and Capital Markets
  • AC3908 International Financial Management
  • AC3410 Financial Management for Business

  • BU3413 Business Strategy and Decision Making
  • EC3406 International Financial Economics
  • MK3013 Marketing of Services

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Learning Environment and Assessment

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

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.

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Industry Links

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.

Graduate Careers

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.

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This course is based in the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise
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Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2018 Entry | 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

Further Information for students

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.