• Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration
Finance is an essential skill to master if you hope to succeed in business. Understanding the income and expenditure of a business, how to prepare financial statements and reports, and how to make decisions about finance with the information you have available – these are all key techniques that you will develop during the Business with Finance programme at the University of Essex Online.

About

Fitting alongside the other business pathways, the Business with Finance programme at the University of Essex Online also allows you to develop more general skills that will assist in other areas of your personal and professional life, such as communication, time management and innovative thinking.

Your core modules will form the foundation of your study, as you explore:

  • the main principles and practices of contemporary management and organisational behaviour
  • financial decision-making in the short and long term
  • micro- and macro-economics and their relevance to managerial decision-making
  • project management methodology and environments
  • business strategy and strategic management
  • the framework of accounting and preparation of financial statements

You will also have the chance to select some optional modules, on topics such as leadership, marketing strategy and human resource management.

Once you have completed your course, you have the opportunity to advance onto a full degree in business with finance.

Your future

Companies seek out candidates with the most advanced skills to fill senior positions, and a postgraduate qualification is an excellent way to showcase that you possess those abilities. 

This course is designed for those seeking employment in a high-level financial role, however roles within business management, banking, insurance, accountancy, marketing, sales, retail and human resources would also greatly benefit from the knowledge gained through this course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management: Principles and Practices
  • Economics for Managers 
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Project Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Senior level work experience

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7271 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7271 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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