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BA (Hons)
Business and Finance

Business and Finance are inseparable. That’s why we have a course that prepares you for both areas, giving you the perfect skills to adapt to the industry. It’s ideal if you are looking to grow your business knowledge and financial management skills.

Qualification: BA (Hons)

UCAS code: NN13

Study mode: Full-time

Location: High Wycombe Campus

Duration: Three years

Start date: September


Is this course for me?

In the industry, business and finance are inextricably linked. Having a good understanding of one area enhances your knowledge of the other. This course is ideal if you are interested in developing business knowledge and financial management skills. 

Make your mark in the UK’s business industry
Business in the UK is the driver of economic success and growth. To ensure the future success of UK companies, highly skilled managers are required to provide businesses with a competitive edge in a global marketplace. Every business needs competent management to ensure that it can function in today's economic environment.

Learn a wealth of skills to prepare you for your career
Being successful in business starts with having a broad range of skills. We’ll equip you with the ones you need. You’ll learn how to manage profit-making or providing value to stakeholders. Knowing how to communicate your business strategies is crucial and we help you to confidently make decisions.

There will be opportunities for you to explore your own business ideas and launch your own enterprise. You can also take work based learning to enhance your understanding and gain credits towards your degree.

We have a bustling business department with lots of expertise. All our business courses cross over, with some modules being shared across the degrees. We believe in breaking down barriers and giving our students every opportunity to expand their network while with us. With smaller, more intimate class sizes, we give our students one-to-one teaching and around-the-clock support.

Being so close to London gives us some amazing industry links, giving you the chance to gain experience in the real world. Our focus on real life experience gives you that competitive edge when heading into employment.

Make the most of our industry links
Our focus on recreating the industry on campus gives a boost to your employability. Some of the companies we have worked with include Initials, Jargon PR, Medico, Mindshare, Primal, Scannappeal and Simpler PR.

We have a strong practical element to our business courses with live briefs that our friends in the industry trust our students with. We’ve had students consulting major companies and helping start ups to get their businesses on the move.

Learn about Business from well-seasoned experts in management
Our lecturers have extensive industry and academic experience. They’ll help you mix theory with practice, informing your teaching with their knowledge. We attract many guest speakers, including former students who share their business acumen. We make sure that you’ll always know about the latest trends in the world of business.

We run a Bizfest every year, where successful business leaders come to Bucks to share their thoughts on business ventures and the future of their industries.

Year One

  • Accounting Systems in Business Organisations
  • Business Environment
  • Management Accounting
  • People and Organisations
  • The Graduate Challenge
  • Career Viewpoint

Year Two

  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Enterprise Projects
  • Small Business
  • Project Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting & Finance
  • Business Analytics
  • Economic Analysis
  • Business to Business and Services Marketing
  • The Media Business
  • Resourcing and Reward
  • Future of Work
  • Selling & Sales Management
  • International Human Resource Management

Year Three

  • Dissertation
  • International Finance
  • UK Taxation
  • Financial Reporting and Management
  • Consultancy Project
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Business Information Systems
  • International Marketing Management
  • Negotiated Work Based Learning
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

What are the entry requirements?

A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 80-96. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: £9,250 per year
Full-time International: £10,500 per year

For information on fees and finance, please view our fees and funding section.

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation or course delivery costs.

For fees for international students, visit our international section.

Visit our Why Bucks? section to discover what studying at Bucks could mean for you.

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow.

What are my career prospects?

This qualification opens doors in management in just about every sector. There is also the opportunity to study to become a professional accountant with a number of exemptions from initial exams being available to you due to your degree.

Recent graduates from this course have gone on to work as accountants, operations managers and bankers. You can find work as:

  • Business manager
  •  Communications manager
  • Financial manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Retail manager
  • Sport manager
  • Tourism manager

Some of our students use the skills and knowledge gained on the degree programme to set up their own business with the support of the University and its partners.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?
Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders.

We run work placements for our students, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills in a work background. Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise.

We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.


The course covered everything I needed and was of major relevance to my future career. It also used case studies and scenarios from the world of today, which helps you to keep up with moving trends in the marketplace.

John Saunders