Business and mathematics go hand in hand. If you love maths and want to learn how to use your skills in the business world, this BSc (Hons) Mathematics for Finance and Management degree course can give you the skills, knowledge and practical experience you need.
You'll cover the mathematics of high finance and big business, from the mathematical analysis and modelling professionals use to track investments to the maths managers use to make their budgets work harder.
Mathematicians are in high demand for their analytical skills and systematic, logical thinking. At the end of the course, you'll be set for a career in areas such as finance, marketing, investment analysis, management, government research and mathematical modelling.
What you'll experience
On this course you'll:
- Choose modules that match your interests and career ambitions
- Study maths and business-related topics side by side including algebra, financial management, calculus and supply chain management
- Have access to our computing labs, harnessing powerful hardware and software to unpick complex mathematical problems
- Get training in advanced mathematical and statistical software, such as Mathematica, MAPLE, MATLAB, as well as industry standard statistical and operational research software
- Have the chance to get work experience in the community, such as assisting in local schools
Teaching methods on this course include:
- laboratory and project work
- studying independently
How you're assessed
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 may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
- 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
Careers and opportunities
Data-driven decision making and problem solving are essential in business and finance, and mathematics graduates are valuable in many different areas of business. When you finish the course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.
What can you do with a Mathematics for Finance and Management degree?
Past students on this course have gone into areas such as:
- mathematical modelling
- government research
What jobs can you do with a Mathematics for Finance and Management degree?
Roles our graduates have taken on include:
- trainee accountant
- financial coordinator
- oil trader
- business analyst
- invoice validator
Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.