Finance has never been more complex than it is today. It is now more important than ever to have an understanding of the practice of financial decision-making, risk management, and the behaviour of financial markets.
The Bachelor in Finance will give you the tools to understand the fundamentals behind financial decisions and also the tools to make informed financial decisions. This knowledge is crucial if you would like to progress to senior roles within financial institutions.
By the end of the course, you will be a well-informed and effective financial managers.
1. Marketing Management
3. Business Law
5. Business English
6. Principles of Management
1. Management Information Systems
2. Financial & Management Accounting
3. Information Technology
4. Human Resource Management
5. Cost & Management Accounting
1. Principles of Corporate Finance
2. Financial Management
4. Executive Leadership
5. Managing Change
*In your third year, you will have to work on a project on a subject of your choice. You will be asked to work independently, and, through conducting research and developing your own methodology, to produce an extensive and coherent project.
The module will encourage you to select and use appropriate research methods to investigate a research problem or issue; analyse practical and theoretical problems and formulate meaningful solutions within an area of your choice; and critically evaluate your findings.
Entry requirements are flexible and vary, but we generally demand: –
For entry into Year 1 (Diploma):
(a) Foundation Certificate from CIM (BVI) / GBU-Europe
(b) Secondary School Leaving Certificate
(c) 5 GCSEs and 2 AS/A2s
(d) The equivalent in your country of education
(e) Equivalent certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing or from another internationally-recognised professional body (e.g. ABE)
(f) Proof of good use of English (IELTS/TOEFL/GCSE or equivalent)
For entry into Year 2 (Advanced Diploma):
(a) Diploma in Marketing Management from CIM (BVI) / GBU-Europe
(b) OND/BTEC or equivalent
(c) Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing or from another internationally-recognised body (e.g. ABE Diploma Level 4)
(d) 60 transfer credits in a relevant field from an internationally-accredited university
For entry into Year 3 (BSc):
(a) Advanced Diploma from CIM (BVI) / GBU-Europe;
(b) HND or equivalent;
(c) Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing or from another internationally-recognised body (e.g. ABE Diploma Level 5)
(d) Membership of the UK Institute of Certified Chartered Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Bankers, the Chartered Insurance Institute, or any such internationally-recognised professional body
(e) 120 ECTS in a relevant field from an internationally-accredited university
One of the distinguishing features of GBU-Europe is that at the end of each year of our three-year Bachelor programme, we award separate certificates: at the end of the first year a Diploma; at the end of the second year an Advanced Diploma; and, finally, at the end of the third year, a Bachelor certificate. This offers students more flexibility and the freedom to start a degree without committing to the entire length of the course.
On completion of Year 1, successful students will be awarded the Diploma in Marketing Management.
On completion of Year 2, successful students will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Finance.
Finally, upon completion of Year 3, successful students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Finance.
We welcome applications for exemptions on a subject-to-subject basis and based on evidence of credentials from recognised institutions. The maximum number of exemptions allowed is 12 (i.e. 2 years). If you would like to apply for exemptions, you will need to complete an Exemption Form and submit it to the Admissions Office for consideration, together with all your credentials and exemption fees.
Programme fees for Distance Learning students are set at:
€1500 for Year 1
€1800 for Year 2
€2100 for Year 3
On top of the programme fees, you will need to pay an application fee of €60 and examination fees (€90/95/100 per subject depending on year of study)
Examinations are held at approved examination centres around the world every June and January. In order to be eligible to take exams in January, students must submit their Examination Entry Form by 30 November; to take their exams in June, by 30 April.