BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance)

Intakes: October and February

Duration: 3 years full-time

Awarding Body: University of Bolton

UCAS code: 6103


This pathway combines business and management whilst focussing on building knowledge and skills of financial aspects of business. This programme is designed for students looking to pursue a career in finance.

The pathway includes Financial Behaviour which examines the psychological factors in peoples’ financial decision making, Finance and Accountancy develops an understanding of the fundamentals of management accounting and financial accounting and Financial Analysis and Reporting which provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in analysing financial information. The 40-credit dissertation module will also be based on a financial related topic.

Entry requirements

104 UCAS tariff points.

GCSE English and mathematics at Grade C/4.

We welcome applications from international students and from those with non-traditional educational or professional qualifications, who shall be considered on their own merits.

International applicants whose first language is not English require an Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each unit

Learning and assessment

The course emphasises active learning and facilitative teaching methods, through which students are expected to construct their own knowledge and understanding by engaging in supported processes of enquiry – often carried out in small groups – giving the opportunity for frequent and informal feedback. The course also encourages a participative approach to learning, including collaborative learning and peer review. Students explore business and management issues that are set in realistic contexts, allowing theory to be explored through interesting and challenging situations, thereby marrying critical enquiry with practical insights. Students are at the centre of the learning process, making their own connections between ideas and synthesis is encouraged, with the integration of knowledge from multiple subject areas.

Assessment is carried out at key points during teaching. Formative assessment with either verbal and/or written feedback is offered during each module. Written feedback is provided following summative assessment. Assessment tasks are linked to the objectives of each module and are normally completed by the end of each module. Types of assessment evidence can include assignments, projects, in-class tests and presentations.



These figures give an indication of how students learn and are assessed across the whole course. The weighting may vary from module to module.


First year

Academic and professional studies

The module aims to support students in developing cognitive, metacognitive, interpersonal, professional and academic skills to enable them to successfully engage with their study at undergraduate level. It is designed to assist students in adapting to the environment by developing appropriate study skills and linguistic competence in a subject specific context.

Economics for business

The module provides an insight into the economic theory and methodology of corporate business and facilitates the application of economic reasoning in analyzing contemporary businesses.

The module enforces the importance of continuously analyzing the economic environment, develops student’s ability to describe the explain contemporary economic issues and consider the potential impact of changes in the economic environment on individuals and organisations.

Introduction to business

The module introduces key principles and concepts on which business, management and finance practice are based. It also covers the role of corporate governance in organisations and the ethical issues faced by organisations and the individuals in them.

Introduction to finance

The aim of this module is to introduce students to fundamental concepts in finance, financial markets and financial accounting. The module explores the key areas of financial markets and financial decision making. It also promotes the understanding of how financial statements are constructed and ensures students have an appreciation of the usefulness and weaknesses of accounting information.

Legal aspects of business

This module aims to develop understanding of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business. The module will cover knowledge related to some aspects of Business Law, for example: Employment Law, Law of Agency, Company Law and Intellectual Property Law.

Marketing principles

This module is designed to introduce the key concepts of marketing in organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors. This module seeks to equip the students with the knowledge and understanding of the factors affecting the marketing environment and the role of marketing in any sector.

Second year

Business research

To provide the students with the ability to identify and apply appropriate research strategies and techniques for individual research on a project-based investigation that is relevant to professional development and practice.

Finance and accountancy

The module aims to develop an understanding of the purpose and production of a wide range of financial reports through studying the fundamentals of financial accounting and management accounting. It introduces economic management and sources of finance, thereby laying foundations for further study in the area.

Financial behaviour

This module will analyse the nature of psychological factors in people’s financial decision-making behavior and how important these might be. In theory, people are assumed to behave rationally in their economic spending.

Students will analyse the rationality and irrationality of economic behavior and decision making for example regarding gambling, investment and debt.

It will consider the impact of advertising and peer pressure on economic and financial decision making.

Human resource management

The module aims to develop a critical appreciation of the relationship between organisational systems, processes and structures and the people who must manage in an organisational context. It helps students to understand how human resource management systems and policies enable managers to work effectively and efficiently in a range of different business environments. The module enables students to acquire knowledge needed to managing people and appreciate the importance of human resources to achieve organisational goals.

Management and leadership

This module seeks to develop knowledge and understanding of the principle areas of leadership and management practices stemming from business research and development. This will highlight contemporary changes and challenges as well as the major debates around theory and practice in the specific fields of leadership and change management.

Operations management

Conceptual frameworks and practical examples of how operations can be analysed in different environments.
This module is designed to enhance student involvement in the learning process using active learning techniques including group work, case studies and individual reflective journals.

Third year

Business analysis project

The Business Analysis module gives students the opportunity to combine investigation into an authentic business challenge with a more in-depth research report. The module integrates business knowledge accumulated during the course and gives an understanding of the application of business.

Financial management and reporting

The module provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in relation to the accounting standards settings and accounting policy choice made by companies.

Major project

The module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study at Level 6 of a topic within an area appropriate to the student. Overall the programme will culminate in the submission of a final written report which adheres to the normal academic conventions for dissertations.

Managing projects

This module considers the strategic nature of business projects from organizational and managerial perspectives. It equips students with the contemporary theory related to the practice of managing projects; the tools and processes used to evaluate and select projects and highlight successful approaches used by senior managers to deliver value and impact.

Strategic management

The module provides students with an understanding of the strategic management. It enables students to gain an appreciation of the internal and external environments which impact on organizations. operate, to identify resources and competences in the organisations and to evaluate different levels of strategic and managerial options.

Career opportunities

Our careers and employability services run sessions to help you to identify and improve your skills, follow your intrests and present yourself at your best to launch your career.

Our business and management graduates have gone on to work in diverse areas such as accounting, banking, education, HR, law, marketing and consultancy. Many also progress to postgraduate study, both at Amity and other universities in the UK and abroad.

Additional costs

Beyond the tuition fee there are no compulsory additional costs, though students ought to expect to bear the cost of standard consumables such as stationery and any personal printing or photocopying.

Students may access all necessray course texts through the physical and digital library provision. Computers are available to use at the library for e-mail, research and the writing and submitting of assessments.

Queries and enquiries

For queries about the course, please contact the Academic Office by telephone on +44 (0)20 7631 0190 or by e-mail on

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