finance

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Financial Management

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: N340

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Personal and Professional Skills for Contemporary Organisations

    This module introduces the organisational behaviour and HRM concepts that you'll need for the course. Areas of focus include individual difference and personal development, and people management and leadership. You'll also concentrate on effective communication and information; skill evaluating; and strategy, culture, and referencing.

  • Principles of Economics 1

    This module provides an introduction to economics for specialists and non-specialists alike. You'll explore both microeconomics (the affairs of consumers, firms and the government) and macroeconomics (the study of the economy as a whole).

  • Accounting and Finance

    This module delivers essential basic accounting and finance knowledge. You'll study topics including measuring financial performance; analysing and interpreting financial statements; capital investment appraisal decisions; financing decisions; working capital management; cost behaviour; cost-volume-profit analysis; absorption costing; variance analysis; and budgeting.

  • Financial Accounting

    This module will provide you introductory accounting knowledge covering basic double entry book-keeping, preparation of a balance sheet, and trading and profit and loss account for a selection of trading entities.

  • Marketing

    This module introduces you to core marketing theories and concepts such as segmentation, targeting and positioning, consumer behaviour, and marketing mix. You'll have the opportunity to apply your understanding of these different concepts in a real-life business project.

Optional modules

  • World Economy

    This module provides an introduction to the world economy. You'll study the nature of, and change in, the world economy from an economic perspective complemented by a social, political and institutional understanding. You'll develop insights into key contemporary issues associated with international trade, international finance, regional groupings such as the European Community, climate change and others.

  • Passport Languages

    The Passport Foreign Language Scheme provides you with the opportunity to develop your language skills. You can join a module to learn a new foreign language or to improve your existing language skills and intercultural competence. Languages include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

  • Summer School

    Broaden your experience in an international setting and study in one of our partner institutions for up to three weeks over the summer. This module can count towards your degree.

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Financial Management

    Develop a fundamental understanding of investment, financing and dividend decisions. You'll be introduced to the basic techniques and concepts needed to evaluate complex financial management problems.

  • Financial Reporting

    This module covers a wide range of the regulatory aspects of financial reporting. It will enable you to understand and evaluate the meaning and construction of traditional financial statements of companies, according to international accounting standards

  • Information Systems in Accounting and Finance

    We live in an ever-changing world - a global marketplace - dominated almost exclusively by flows of knowledge and information. Gain an insight into the nature and role of information within the competitive business environment.

  • Management Accounting

    Become familiar with the various concepts and techniques essential to calculate costs and prices of a product or service to survive in a competitive market. Along with the costing systems, this module aims to introduce you to the budgetary cost-control technique.

Optional modules

  • Responsible Business in Society

    Examine the challenges to business practice from the social and environmental responsibility agenda. You'll explore concepts like responsible business, corporate social responsibility, business ethics and sustainable development. And you'll learn to understand them in a global context.

  • Understanding Entrepreneurship

    Learn about entrepreneurship and SMEs from a policy and research perspective. You'll develop an understanding of the factors which contribute to successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurship, how entrepreneurship differs around the world, how governments encourage entrepreneurship and how one researches entrepreneurs.

  • Marketing Intelligence

  • Decision Making for Managers

    You will explore decision making and a range of factors that can impact upon decision makers in organisational settings. You'll consider the potential for decision making to become compromised by, amongst other things, bias and overly narrow consideration of complex situations, as well as looking at ways to improve the effectiveness of decision making.

  • Research Methods

    This module offers the exciting opportunity to prepare and undertake a small action research project. It will introduce you to research methodology, the need for ethical approval, how to find and analyse data, and how you can use literature to support the formulation of a research question. The module will also help you to become better critical readers of others’ research.

  • Summer School

    Broaden your experience in an international setting and study in one of our partner institutions for up to three weeks over the summer. This module can count towards your degree.

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Financial Control

    Develop insights into accounting Issues surrounding the application of financial and management controls. You'll study topics including the control function of management, management control alternatives and their effects, financial results control systems, performance measurement issues and their effects, corporate governance, and important control-related roles and ethics.

  • International Finance

    Gain practical knowledge and analytical skills in the functioning of foreign exchange markets, international monetary and financial theories, foreign exchange risk management and international investment strategies.

  • Dissertation or Research Project

  • Risk Management

    Develop an understanding of key issues about uncertainty and risk management. You'll cover the theory and practice of risk management at an introductory level and explore the complex tools used today by experts.

  • Current Issues in Financial Management

    Discover important contemporary corporate financial issues in the private sector. This module sets out theories surrounding each aspect of financial issues and relate them to what appears to happen in practice.

Optional modules

  • Management Consulting

    You will be introduced to management consulting and a range of tools and techniques which are used in consulting projects. You'll also get plenty of opportunities to apply these in a number of team-based activities.

  • Business Project Management

    This module introduces a number of concepts, techniques, and methods designed to aid the successful management of projects. You'll consider differences in management thinking and in particular the different principles and assumptions that underpin various approaches for planning and undertaking projects.

  • Managing Your Money – Personal Financial Planning

    Prepare for the financial challenges and opportunities of life after uni. Discuss the monetary issues of being a third year, and cover topics including tax, student loans, credit and debt, pensions, insurance, savings and investments.

  • Advanced Management Accounting

    Develop your understanding of management accounting practice in the business environment and in an organisational context. You'll study topics such financial performance monitoring, and strategic and environmental management accounting. You'll also cover accounting for quality and just-in-time, and management accounting in the public sector.

  • Taxation

    This module is for those intending to study for a professional accountancy qualification after graduation, and may provide exemption from some of your professional exams. Using case studies, it covers the practicalities of income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and value added tax. You'll also study research and theory on the political, historical and ethical aspects of taxation.

  • Introduction to Econometrics

    This module encompasses theoretical knowledge and practical application of econometric techniques. You'll develop an understanding of how to formulate and estimate econometric models for empirical analysis, and to interpret the results. Multiple least squares regression is the key approach, enabling models to be developed, tested and refined.

  • Passport Languages

    The Passport Foreign Language Scheme provides you with the opportunity to develop your language skills. You can join a module to learn a new foreign language or to improve your existing language skills and intercultural competence. Languages include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

  • Decision Making for Managers

    You will explore decision making and a range of factors that can impact upon decision makers in organisational settings. You'll consider the potential for decision making to become compromised by, amongst other things, bias and overly narrow consideration of complex situations, as well as looking at ways to improve the effectiveness of decision making.

“Hull was the only university that fitted all of my criteria.”

Oluwatomilola Oduntan

More about this course

Learn how to balance risk and reward in competitive and unpredictable environments and understand how companies use financial information to make vital decisions. Our Financial Management programme gives you an understanding of the ways in which public-, private- and third-sector organisations are funded to achieve growth and performance. You develop an in-depth understanding of the roles of financial managers and analysts who deal with vast sums of money across the world.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include a Bloomberg Financial Markets Laboratory that allows you to practise your skills in a 'live' scenario. You'll study under staff with real-world experience, as well as academics at the forefront of internationally recognised research.

You can choose to spend a year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions or undertake a year-long professional placement to gain a practical insight into global accounting and finance. Overseas summer schools are also available and are credit-bearing for degree purposes – a distinctive feature at Hull.

Our programmes are accredited by the main accountancy bodies: ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW and HKICPA. This offers you significant exemptions from essential professional exams – giving you a faster route to qualifying as an accountant or financial manager.

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
Independent

First year

22%

78%

Second year

18%

82%

Final year

23%

77%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

67%

8%

25%

Second year

50%

2%

48%

Final year

46%

54%

Our teaching staff

Our degrees are accredited by all the main accounting bodies giving you a faster route to qualifying.

Graduates go on to careers with some of the world's biggest firms, including Deloitte and PwC.

Learn with state-of-the-art business software in our inspiring Grade II listed buildings.

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Study abroad and gain valuable and life-enriching experience as part of your degree.

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Entry requirements

2019 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • Applicants should have GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or C, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with minimum of 15 credits at distinction and 15 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per year*
  • International: £14,000 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation.

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

 

Future Prospects

A range of employment possibilities are open to our graduates, including starting a new business. Recent graduates have found positions with companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Lloyds Banking Group.

Graduates secured roles including portfolio manager, mortgage advisor, financial administrator and management accountant.

Many graduates progress to further study, for professional qualification or a Masters degree.