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The global finance industry offers a whole range of dynamic, rewarding career paths, from banking and investments to financial markets. It’s a fast-moving sector that influences how businesses and societies work all over the world. Here at Hertfordshire Business School, our BA Finance degree is designed to help you become part of it.
You’ll learn from our inspiring, supportive teaching team, made up of experienced practitioners and research-active academics at the forefront of new thinking. With the option of studying abroad, taking a year-long paid work placement or learning one of six languages, it’s an incredible opportunity to realise your potential and launch a really successful career.
The University of Hertfordshire’s unique relationship with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) means every part of this degree course is based on what today’s industry needs, making you a highly employable graduate who’ll be sought-after by forward-thinking employers. Our collaboration with ACT also means you’ll be exempt from some of their professional exams, helping your career move faster once you finish your degree.
We’ve carefully designed our BA Finance to give you the in-depth knowledge and abilities you’ll need to become a sought-after industry professional. You’ll develop a firm foundation in general business and finance, as well as economics, quantitative methods, law, banking, investments and financial markets.
We focus on giving you powerful, productive skills, including the ability to learn independently, give successful presentations, work well in a group, research your subject online and communicate effectively. It’s a strategy that works – 95.8% of our Business School graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.
Why choose this course?
- Study for your degree at one of the UK’s leading business-facing university.
- Develop the skills and knowledge to work in the dynamic, high-reward finance industry.
- Learn from inspiring, supportive teaching staff with innovative research records and extensive professional experience.
- Benefit from Hertfordshire’s unique collaboration with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), earning exemptions from professional exams.
- Gain incredible experience by going on a year-long, paid work placement or studying abroad.
Ms Helen McCormick
Programme Leader: Finance and Finance & Economics
At the University of Hertfordshire, we have a unique link with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). It means that our BA Finance gives you exemption from the ACT’s Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals exam.
We also work closely with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), giving you exemptions from the CIMA foundation and ACCA part one exams, as well as some level two papers.
You may also be exempt from other exams, depending which modules you choose.