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Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Program description

BA Degree in Finance & Investment

The BA Finance and Investments program equips students with the skills and knowledge to enter a range of exciting careers in Banking, Corporate Finance, Fund Management and International Finance. The degree structure covers the key areas of Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Investment Management.

This degree program enables our students to respond to the demand for graduates with knowledge and skills required to lead or financially direct organizations, from family run businesses to global corporations or to secure employment in the world of finance and banking.

Students acquire a solid foundation in business, accounting and economics’ fundamentals with information technology and a sound understanding of financial concepts and considerations within a global financial environment. The program covers key areas that are vital to the finance industry such as: mergers, regulation and derivatives. In-depth focus is dedicated to the applications of tools in finance and investment such as risk measurement and management, asset pricing, cost of capital, exchange rate determination, financial modelling and econometric testing.

Students can tailor their degree with specialist options in Derivatives, International Finance and Wealth Management. Together with the option to gain Internship experience, the degree aims to form graduates with strong skills and key tools required by global employers in this competitive industry.

Our academics are experts in the finance and investment industry, and there are regular guest speakers to provide further insight. Students will work independently and collaboratively to apply their knowledge to practical situations, both on in the classroom and in the field. Graduates from this program are also eligible to receive a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Award in Management & Leadership.

Admission requirements

  • A Level: 96 UCAS points
  • US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
  • International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.
  • Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade of C including mathematics and English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core Modules

Year 1

  • Foundations of Business
  • Functions and Applications
  • Transitions I
  • Transitions II
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Creative Expression
  • Research and Writing I
  • 3 QCF Level 3 Electives

Year 2

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Computer Applications in Management
  • Calculus with Applications
  • Probability & Statistics I
  • Research and Writing II
  • 2 FHEQ Level 4 Electives

Year 3

  • Fundamental Analysis
  • Econometrics I - Principles
  • Corporate Finance
  • Principles of Investment
  • Research Methods
  • Compliance and Regulation
  • Probability and Statistics II

Year 4

  • Money and Banking
  • Quantitative Models in Finance
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • The Global Investor
  • Senior Project in Business


Year 3

Plus two of the following:

  • Legal and Ethical Concepts in Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Operations Management
  • Game Theory and Decision Making
  • Plus FHEQ Level 5 Elective

Year 4

Plus four of the following OR Internship and two of the following:

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Econometrics II – Applied Econometrics
  • International Financial History
  • Derivatives
  • International Finance
  • Wealth Management
  • Internship in Finance
  • World Internship in Finance
  • Competition and Strategy

Tuition fees

  • £9,250 (UK/EU)
  • £14,750 (INT)
  • $38,000 (US)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Continuing studies

Further Education

London School of Economics and Political Science, SOAS, University of London, University of Cambridge, Frostberg State University, Oxford University, London Business School, CASS Business School

Career opportunities

Where do Richmond's Finance & Investment graduates go?

Accenture, Ernst and Young, Merrill Lync, Nomura, UBS Wealth Management, HSBC, BNP Paribas

Career Paths for Finance Graduates

Fund Management, Accounting, Corporate Finance, Banking, International Finance, Wealth Management, Investment Banking

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Richmond, The American International University in London

Richmond, The American International University in London

At Richmond, The American University in London we offer a Liberal Arts education renowned for its flexibility and broad-based curriculum. We have campuses in two of London’s premier area – Richmond and Kensington, where we also offer accommodation. Our liberal...

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Richmond, The American International University in London

Richmond Hill Campus
Queen’s Road
TW10 6JP London
United Kingdom

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