The course

UCAS code
NN23
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The Business and Finance programme is a specialist joint degree with equal emphasis given to the subject areas of business and finance. The degree is particularly suited to students who wish to gain a firm grounding in business and management coupled with an insight into the finance and financial operations of businesses and organisations.

Course content

Year 1


Semester 1

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Finance
  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Elective

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 59%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 41%
Year 2


Semester 1

  • Financial Markets Theory
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Elective
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Elective
  • Elective

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 26%
  • Independent study: 74%

Assessment

  • Written: 59%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 41%
Year 3


Semester 1

  • International Bond & Currency Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Option
  • Option

Semester 2

  • Financial Derivatives
  • Managing Corporate Value
  • Strategic Management
  • Option

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 48%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 52%
Year 4

Semester 1

Choose three from:

  • Approved Business Management options
  • Accounting Finance options

Semester 2

Choose three from:

  • Approved Business Management options
  • Approved Finance options

Across both semesters

  • Dissertation

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 48%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 52%

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