If you are unsure whether to take a business degree or a finance degree, you will find this course a balanced mix that ensures a well-rounded understanding of the business world from a finance perspective. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? One of the few universities to offer a full Bloomberg Suite – the leading trading and information platform used by professionals worldwide. Graduates are awarded the Bloomberg Certificate which is highly regarded by employers. Our Financial Management for Business course received an impressive 95% for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017). The University of Portsmouth is ranked 26th out of 102 UK universities for Accounting and Finance in The Guardian's University League Tables 2018. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You'll have the opportunity to put your skills into practice on this course by volunteering with local, not-for-profit, organisations. You will study a common first year with several other programmes enabling, should you wish, to transfer to another course in which you have developed a particular interest.. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? You will develop your analytical and numerical skills and build your commercial awareness, so this will appeal to those wishing to pursue a financial career within a business environment. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCED GAINED You are encouraged to do a year long industry placement which you will benefit from business experience that employers demand, making you highly employable upon graduation. Examples of organisations that previous students have worked with are IBM and Kier. AFTER THE COURSE The University of Portsmouth is the UK's number 1 for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017) and 90% of graduates on this course are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers of Higher Education 2016). Our graduates have gone on to roles such as commercial finance analyst, bid pricing executive, finance internship, graduate econometrician and hedge fund manager.