Landing a job in finance and investment means playing a crucial role in determining financial, safety and security risks and spotting investment opportunities for a business.
Study Finance and Investment with a Year in Industry at Kent Business School and you’ll gain not only a strong knowledge of financial principles and techniques but also valuable experience in the finance sector, via a year-long placement, supported by our Placements Team.
Our degree is accredited with the CFA to ensure that you’ll graduate with the necessary expertise, skills and experience to put a sought-after career in banking, investment or risk management within your reach.
Stage One of this course will be taught on our Medway campus, and the remainder of your degree will be taught on our Canterbury Campus so that we can offer you a wider array of optional modules.
Reasons to study Finance and Investment at Kent
Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide Study a course accredited by CFA Institute Study at a Triple accredited business schoolGain access real market data in our Bloomberg Lab Our Backpack to Briefcase scheme offers workshops and skills development Gain careers support from enrolment to three years after you graduate Turn ideas into a successful business at our ASPIRE centre Gain support from Academic Peer Mentors and an Academic Adviser
What you’ll learn
You’ll be guided through a detailed introduction to financial fundamentals, principles and markets, and explore topics such as data analysis, econometrics, derivatives, portfolio and risk management. You can then tailor your degree to suit your aspirations with optional modules such as business law and corporate strategy or learn more about new and developing areas of finance like Fintech.
See what you’ll study
"Lectures were very engaging, and the foreign concepts were explained particularly well."
~ Yemurai Machacha, BSc Finance and Investment graduated 2021
Our enthusiastic team of international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide and support your learning, bringing their subject to life and drawing you into the conversation through lectures, seminars, presentations and computer-based simulations.
Your progress is assessed through a mix of coursework – including reports, essays and presentations - and exams. Undergraduate students can expect around 8 contact hours per week, depending on year of study and optional module choices made. The remainder of the working week consists of self-guided study.
As part of your studies it is also possible to take a foreign language module in stage 1 and for students going on a Year Abroad in year 1 and 2 subject to programme requirements. Alternatively, our university also offers language courses as part of extra-curricular activities.
Knowledge and understanding