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Business and Finance BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: N217

Are you interested in starting and managing your own business? Or, perhaps you want to go into a career such as investment banking or financial consulting. With a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, you will develop both business operation and financial management skills on our BSc (Hons) Business and Finance degree.

Overview

Course length: 3 years full-time
Start dates: September 2025
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Business ManagementAccounting and Finance
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: Business School
Students in a lecture in the Business School

Engage in practical learning and develop your entrepreneurial spirit whilst building your skills and knowledge in business and finance. Our BSc (Hons) Business and Finance degree covers essential areas such as accounting, economics, marketing, and management, equipping you with the skills needed for careers in areas such as corporate finance, investment banking, financial consulting, and accounting.

You’ll develop your analytical skills by examining financial statements, data and market trends. All of which form the basis of making informed business and marketing decisions. Critical thinking is also key as you’ll assess complex business situations, identify problems, and propose effective solutions.

During the course, you will have access to our state-of -the-art Bloomberg suite provides access to real-time financial data, analytics, and trading tools used by professionals in the finance industry. This hands-on experience with industry-standard technology will enhance your learning and provide you with a competitive edge when looking for roles in the financial sector.

Through a strong focus on sustainability, global awareness, and diversity, the course has been designed to ensure you are not only academically successful but also technically proficient and socially responsible when you graduate.

Course features

  • Sandwich year option available

  • Learn a language option available

  • Work placement opportunity

  • International students can apply

What you'll study

During Year 1 of the Business and Finance programme, you’ll explore the core principles of business and finance. You’ll delve into the fundamentals of business economics, understanding how economic theories apply to real-world business scenarios. You will also study the structure of businesses and their impact on business operations. The crucial role of management accounting will also be covered and you’ll gain a solid foundation in financial accounting, learning how to interpret and create financial statements.

Alongside these core areas, you will have the opportunity to delve into topics that align with your interests, such as understanding behaviour within organisations, exploring marketing strategies, developing skills for starting new ventures, or learning a new language, allowing you to tailor your learning experience to your career aspirations.

Compulsory:

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Business Environment
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Management Accounting
New Venture Creation

Two of:

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Organisational Behaviour
Principles of Marketing
Language 1

During Year 2, you will build on your foundational knowledge and explore advanced topics such as investment appraisal, capital structure, and financial markets. You’ll deepen your understanding of organisational behaviour, leadership, and strategic marketing. Business law and ethics, advanced data analysis, and practical applications through real-world projects and case studies will also be explored. Opportunities for professional development such as internships or placements, will also enhance your industry experience and employability.

There will also be the opportunity for you to explore specialised topics that match your interests, including human resource management, international business, operations management, strategic planning, banking and financial markets, entrepreneurship, business law, or learning a new language. This flexibility allows you to tailor your studies to your career goals and personal interests.

Compulsory:

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Financial Reporting and Analysis
Management Accounting
Work Placement

Two of:

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Human Resource Management
International Business
Operations Management
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Strategic Management

One of:

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Computerised Accounting Information Systems
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Business and Company Law
Language 2

In Year 3 of the Business and Finance programme, you will engage with advanced topics that build upon your previous studies, focusing on practical application and strategic insight. Core modules will immerse you in real-world business challenges and sustainability practices. You will undertake either a live project, collaborating with a real business to solve practical problems, or you will develop and run your own enterprise, gaining hands-on entrepreneurial experience. You’ll have the flexibility to tailor your studies through a variety of optional topics including advanced financial reporting, or exploring the impact of big data and artificial intelligence on business operations. You could explore international human resource management, learning strategies for managing a global workforce, or focus on the management of entrepreneurial ventures, including innovation and business planning.

By the end of Year 3, you will have gained advanced knowledge and practical experience, making you well-prepared to enter the competitive job market and excel in various careers within the business and finance sectors.

Compulsory:

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Sustainability and Business

One of:

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Graduate Enterprise
Live Project

Two of:

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Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis
Advanced Management Accounting
Financial Management
Taxation

One of:

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Enterprise Management
International HR Management
Responsible Business
The Future of Business: Tech, Data and AI
Language 3

Where your course includes optional modules, these are to provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.

How you'll study

You will study in a dynamic and supportive environment equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and resources.

As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars and tutorials, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, presentations and project work.

You will have the opportunity to develop your employability profile through a work placement. In addition, you will undertake live financial market analysis in our Bloomberg Suite which will provide invaluable real-time insight and analytical tools used by professionals in the finance industry.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

The programme uses different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capabilities and critical thinking. Assessments will be linked to business practices that allow you to develop your CV for future graduate level employment.Coursework involves individual and group-based activities, case studies and problem-solving exercises. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.

Who will be teaching you

Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.

All of our staff are passionate about student learning and development. This Business and Finance programme has been crafted by specialists in finance, business strategy, management, entrepreneurship, and marketing. The programme team includes several researchers who regularly publish their work and collaborate with local and national businesses as well as international research groups on innovative projects.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required. You will also need GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BCC-BBC.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.

International

Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

A stunning £8million building provides impressive teaching and learning facilities for students in Edge Hill Business School.

Edge Hill Business School.

Edge Hill Business School has invested in the creation of an interactive Bloomberg suite. The Bloomberg Terminal is a hardware and software system which offers real-time market data around the clock which is used by trading floors globally to provide industry insights, company credit information, currency exchange and share prices. This suite provides our students with the opportunity to learn how to analyse the markets, assess economic scenarios and interpret key data sets to review how these can impact on trading and the global economy.

The contemporary three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Where you'll study

Business School

Finance

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for 2025/26 have not yet been confirmed. This page will be updated with further information when it is available.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional maintenance loan funding to help with living costs. Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students, together with details of how to apply for potential funding.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

By the time you finish our BSc (Hons) Business and Finance degree, you will have developed a comprehensive understanding of business principles and financial practices, along with skills highly sought after by businesses and financial institutions.

Recent graduates from our related courses have gone on to work for organisations such as British Aerospace, Airbus, Bentley Motors, and various financial services firms. No matter where you choose to work, you will have the expertise needed to strategise, plan, and drive business growth and success.

Our previous graduates have used their knowledge to enter careers across a diverse range of sectors, securing roles such as:

  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business and Finance Manager
  • Corporate Finance Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Digital Account Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Finance Director

Or, you may wish to develop your knowledge further through our postgraduate study options.

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