University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Located in one of the world's leading finance and business centres, Westminster Business School is ideally placed for you to launch your career. Our Business and Management courses will help you to develop an enquiring, critical and reflective approach, and your experiences will enable you to become global in outlook, and socially, environmentally and ethically aware. The course also offers you the opportunity for a year'long work placement, or to study overseas for a year at one of our partner universities. We are a CIPD Centre of Excellence, and have been selected as a Centre of Excellence in financial markets by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) ' one of only 12 worldwide. We are an ACCA Gold Approved Learning Partner, and we are recognised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Management Institute. The Business Management (Finance) BA Honours degree provides an academic experience with a strong emphasis on development of the business knowledge, skills and capabilities appropriate to the rapidly changing global, cultural and technological business environment. The course helps you to develop a range of intellectual, professional attributes and transferable skills, alongside key finance knowledge, skills and techniques that will enable you to gain employment and add value to an organisation. You will develop the resilience to perform under pressure, and the flexibility to adapt to the rapidly changing world of business and its role in society at large. You will also gain a critical understanding of global diversity in business practice, culture, social responsibility and ethics. Learning takes place through lectures, seminars, workshops, and group working; assessment methods include essays, reports, case studies and exams.

Course Modules

Year 1: Financial information; perspectives on organisations; principles of marketing; professional competences; the business context; plus 1 option module (which may include modules such as business of sport; London economy; online entertainment management; role of the manager). Year 2: Business research and professional practice ; financial and human resource management in organisations ; making management decisions; value creation for customers ; plus two modules from your chosen specialism; plus 1 free choice module. Year 3: Project (or other piece of independent work); strategic perspectives; plus 3 or 4 modules from a chosen specialism (or across specialisms if on a general business award); plus 1 free choice module.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
4 years
BA (Hons) £12,500 ???abroad???
4 years
BA (Hons) £9,000 ???home???

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCC
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • Tariff 112
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

Key Course Information

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69% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 71%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 86%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 91%

£21,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 20
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 20
Unknown 5

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 29%

Total Coursework: 68%

Total Practical: 3%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation