Your University Questions, Answered.

Should I study Business Management or Economics for a career in finance? Jacob, London


Our Answer:

A good starting point is to think about the skills and qualities you’ll need for the different types of careers in finance and to think about what roles might match your ambitions.

What activities do you enjoy? Which give you the most sense of satisfaction? Asking yourself these questions will help you to decide what type of career in finance you would most like to have and which industry you could work in.

We offers a variety of courses which will help you to develop your skillset and knowledge-base. Take a look at our degree programmes and their module choices to compare the different options available to you. For example, if your end-goal is to become an accountant then our BSc Accounting and Finance degree is structured to provide you with the critical knowledge you need.

Or if you are aiming for a career in banking, investment, insurance - or in the finance function across any number of sectors - our BSc Business Finance and Management degree will give you a solid grounding in the key principles of business finance, financial modelling, financial services and investments, and other core management disciplines.

Likewise, the BSc Business Finance and Economics degree offers a thorough training in both economic analysis in financial markets and managerial economics, including management-based approaches to understanding organisations, incentives, motivation, teams and leadership.

Our graduates have gone on to build careers in a whole host of leading organisations such as Amazon, Aviva, Bank of America, Barclays, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, Google, the Government Economics Services, Grant Thornton, HSBC, JP Morgan, KPMG, Lovewell Blake, Marsh, PwC, Santander, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the United Nations – to name a few!

If you're still unsure, it might be worth coming to one of our Open Days and having a chat with lecturers in both Business and Economics to get more of a feel for what you're looking to do. 

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