Finance and French at Aberdeen brings the strong competitive advantage of a major European language and culture to your powerful understanding of the principles of finance and wider business skills. You will be an extremely sought-after graduate across industry, public and other sectors, with opportunities expected to grow further with growing internationalisation and innovations in the financial world. In Finance, you will explore financial management, corporate and personal finance, financial institutions, derivatives and the stock market. You will analyse and evaluate financial problems and gain the practical skills to understand and use information from financial newspapers and documents. Your knowledge will grow in the dynamic, international environment of our Business School of 45 nationalities, inspired by staff who are leaders in business practice and theory, in small classes with real-life scenarios. You will benefit from the input of employers and the support of dedicated careers advisers. You will also benefit from professional training facilities, such as our virtual Thomson Reuters Eikon trading floor, used by major financial services companies across the world, and integrating real activity in financial markets directly into students’ courses. In French, you will take advantage of our outstanding reputation, the highest possible rating in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment, many opportunities to develop your language skills informally as well as through classes and become familiar with French culture, history and contemporary life. As an integral part of your 5-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a French-speaking country. You will have many advantages to offer employers operating in multinational companies in Europe and also the European Commission. You will also have special opportunities in all sectors in French-speaking countries in Africa, which have fast-developing economies and growing energy industries.