Prepare for the fast-paced world of finance, investment analysis, marketing and business management by developing sought-after skills in data-driven decision making, operational research and mathematical modelling. Graduate with the confidence to lead on innovative strategies and lead companies to success.
On this BSc (Hons) Mathematics for Finance and Management degree course, you'll specialise in mathematical analysis and modelling used by finance professionals to track investments and forecast revenue, ensuring companies can make informed decisions to grow their profits. You'll develop the applied maths skills used by senior management to set financial plans and budgets that keep businesses competitive in their market and get a solid foundation in corporate financial management and derivative pricing, setting yourself up for a senior role managing business finances and accounts.
What you’ll experience
- Develop your knowledge of fundamental topics such as algebra, financial management, calculus and quantitative supply chain management
- Choose specialist modules that match your interests and career ambitions, such as statistical methods in health research, advanced corporate financial management, astrophysics and decision modelling
- Learn to use industry-standard mathematical, statistical and operational research software
- Get access to our Bloomberg Suite, set up to simulate the system used by 250,000 international finance professionals to monitor and analyse real-time financial market data
- Apply your skills on optional work placements in the community, such as assisting math teachers in local schools
Work experience and career planning
Get experience while you study with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities and work experience. Towards the end of your degree and after graduation, you'll get 1-to-1 support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to find your perfect role.
Placement year (optional)
Taking an optional placement year gives you the experience you need to increase your chances of landing your perfect role after graduation. You could work in a paid role in a professional organisation (our students earn an average salary of £19,000 during their placements) or set up your own business, giving you the chance to grow your professional network and enhance your CV.
We'll give you all the support you need to find a placement that prepares you for your career, and we'll continue to mentor you throughout your placement.
You could take on placement roles such as:
- commercial estimator
You could secure a placement at organisations such as:
- BAE Systems
- JP Morgan
- Natwest Bank
Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, four modules worth 20 credits and one module worth 40 credits.
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
Teaching methods on this course include:
- laboratory and project work
- studying independently
You’ll be assessed through:
- written coursework
- multiple-choice tests
- mini projects
- a major piece of supervised independent work
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
The way you’re assessed will depend on the modules you select throughout your course. Here's an example from a previous year of how students on this course were typically assessed:
- Year 1 students: 65% by written exams and 35% by coursework
- Year 2 students: 55% by written exams, 7% by practical exams and 38% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 62% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 36% by coursework
A degree in mathematics shows that you have the ability to think analytically in many different areas of business and conveys an intellectual maturity that many employers look for when they hire staff.
100% of our graduates from this course are in work further study 15 months after graduation, with an average starting salary of £24,000. If you progress to a role as an experienced financial manager, you could aim for an average salary from £65,000 to £100,000.
You'll graduate with the skills and understanding to work in many related areas, including:
- mathematical modelling
- government research
Our graduates have worked for companies such as:
- Peters & May Logistics
- Global Freight Solutions
- CBRE Group
- Wates Group
- Heathrow Airport Limited
Our graduates now work in roles including:
- trainee chartered accountant
- revenue development analyst
- finance management trainee
- commercial finance analyst
- maths teacher
Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.