2022/23 entry

BA (Hons) Business with Finance top-up

Start date:

September 2022

Study mode:

Full time

Course Duration:

1 year

UCAS code:

NN13

Points required:

112

Campus:

Mt Pleasant

Tuition fees (per year)

Home (full-time):
£9,250
International (full-time):
£16,100
All figures are subject to yearly increases.
Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

General enquiries:

0151 231 5090

Faculty of Business and Law:

0151 231 8080

busadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

International enquiries

international@ljmu.ac.uk

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Why study Business with Finance top-up at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • Prepares students for multiple business roles
  • Gain technical business skills through practical application of business theory
  • Taught by leading experts in fields of business, finance, accountancy and economics

About your course

This one year, full time, top-up degree is ideal for students who already hold a HND, Foundation degree or Diploma and want to top-up their qualification and boost employment prospects by gaining an honours degree. BA (Hons) Business with Finance will develop you intellectually and prepare you for a successful career in business and finance related roles in a variety of industries, particularly in the small business sector.

You will study a carefully crafted portfolio of modules, which have been selected to provide you with all the knowledge and skills to launch your career in finance related roles. Built on years of providing excellent business education, Business with Finance will build your awareness of contemporary business issues, strategic decision making, financial management and academic research methods.​

"LJMU is giving me the right skills and knowledge, and opening up my view on the many different jobs and roles that exist out there."

Francesco, Level 5 student, BA (Hons) Business with Finance

Fees and funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students

Fees

The fees quoted above cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:

  • Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to programme-appropriate software
  • Library and student IT support
  • Free on-campus wifi via eduroam

Additional costs

Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:

  • accommodation and living expenditure
  • books (should you wish to have your own copies)
  • printing, photocopying and stationery
  • PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
  • mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
  • field trips (travel and activity costs)
  • placements (travel expenses and living costs)

Money

  • student visas (international students only)
  • study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
  • academic conferences (travel costs)
  • professional-body membership
  • graduation (gown hire etc)

Funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist funding pages.

Employability

The Business School has a great reputation for helping graduates secure professional employment.

Liverpool Business School has historically had an excellent employment record with graduates securing graduate-level positions with leading employers in public and private sectors.  These include Everton Football Club, Kellogg company, Santander and Deloitte. 

In the last Destination of Leavers in HE survey (2016/17 data), 95.2% of our graduates had secured employment or were in further study within 6 months of graduating. 

This degree will open up a huge range of potential careers because the success or failure of an organisation is ultimately determined by its financial performance. 

Graduates can expect to enjoy varied career opportunities both in the UK and overseas. Many graduates may establish their own consultancies or businesses


Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service

We are committed to ensuring all of our students experience a transformation in their employability skills and mindset and their career trajectory. A wide range of opportunities and support is available to you, within and beyond your course.

Every undergraduate curriculum includes Future Focus, an e-learning resource and workshop designed to help you to develop personal insight into your talents, passion and purpose. It will enable you to become more proactive, adaptable and resilient in your awareness and approach to career possibilities. You’ll be encouraged to engage with personal and professional development opportunities.

A suite of learning experiences, services and opportunities is available to final year students to help ensure you leave with a great onward plan and the means to make it a reality.

Our Centre for Entrepreneurship can help you to grow your enterprise skills and to research, plan and start your own business. You also have access to Careers Zone 24/7, LJMU’s state-of-the-art suite of online tools and resources; opportunities for flexible, paid and part-time work through Unitemps, themed webinars; an annual programme of employer events; funded extracurricular internships and one-to-one advice to accelerate your job search, CV and interview technique.

Applicant key information

Course review and revalidation.

This course is currently undergoing its scheduled programme review, which may impact the advertised modules. Programme review is a standard part of the University’s approach to quality assurance and enhancement, enabling us to ensure that our courses remain up to date and maintain their high standard and relevancy.

Once the review is completed, this course website page will be updated to reflect any approved changes to the advertised course. These approved changes will also be communicated to those who apply for the course to ensure they wish to proceed with their application.

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What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance on core modules for further information on what you will study.

Further guidance on modules

Modules are designated core or option in accordance with professional body requirements, as applicable, and LJMU’s Academic Framework Regulations.

Whilst you are required to study core modules, optional modules are also included to provide you with an element of choice within the programme. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Where changes to modules are necessary these will be communicated as appropriate.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course:

Programme specification document (PDF)

Level 6

Core modules

Strategic Management
20 credits

This module provides you with an integrative approach to the study of strategic management. You will examine the role that this plays within the overall performance of the corporation.

Business Consultancy
20 credits

The aims of this module is for you to develop an understanding of business problems and issues particularly at strategic level. It also provides you with the opportunity to apply key academic theories and models in the development of a solution that meets the client’s needs.

Innovation and Creativity for Business
20 credits

This module will allow you to understand how to create and manage business change which leads to product or service innovation; to understand core and secondary corporate innovation practices enabling business leadership; to present and analyse the strategic process and business informatics necessary for creating novel ideas with commercial viability; and to provide sustainable strategies for valuing commercially innovative approaches.

This module is intended to teach you how to not just think creatively, but how to manage innovative ideas to be aware of the power that creativity and innovation can bring to contemporary business environment and the organisation. 

Financial Risk Management
20 credits

This module is designed to enable you to identify, measure and manage financial risks.

International Corporate Finance
20 credits

This module will enable you to make corporate financial decisions in an increasingly volatile international marketplace, in order to increase profitability, maintain liquidity and reduce financial risk. 

The module follows the growth of a company from decisions concerning the acquisition of long-term and short-term sources of finance, to the evaluation of capital investment and ultimately the international marketplace as the company seeks to expand.

Optional modules

Corporate Social Responsibility
20 credits

The aim of this module is for you to develop an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of ethical decision making in a global business environment, to appreciate the impact of global business on host nations and to introduce present and potential future issues facing business.

Personal Development and Employment
20 credits

This module aims to support you in joining the programme from another institution/country. It is recognised that some students will not have experienced UK education or education in a UK Higher Education institution and will require guidance and instruction to enable them to adjust their understanding of academic practice to meet the expectations of the Liverpool Business School. 

Teaching and work-related learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

We adopt an active blended learning approach, meaning you will experience a combination of face-to-face and online learning during your time at LJMU. This enables you to experience a rich and diverse learning experience and engage fully with your studies.  Our approach ensures that you can easily access support from your personal tutor, either by meeting them on-campus or via a video call to suit your needs.​

Teaching is delivered via lectures, workshops and seminars to discuss ideas and issues more informally.

Work-related Learning

Liverpool Business School's Employability Support Unit will  help you find short internships should you wish to undertake one whilst studying the course.

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor, plus study skills support

Liverpool Business School is a supportive environment in which to study and the 'student-centred approach' of your tutors will ensure that you are given the support and guidance you need. You will be assigned a personal tutor. They will set up one-to-one tutorials with you to discuss a piece of coursework or to work with you on your personal development plan.

Assessment

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

We understand that students perform differently depending on the type of assessment they are given and so a range of assessment methods are used on the programme. These include written assignments (essays/reports, individual/group), exams (closed book), practical assessments, individual and group presentations, portfolios, reflective logs and a dissertation. There will a number of assessments per module, for example a presentation, report and exam.

Written feedback is provided within 15 working days of submission, but you can also get face-to-face feedback from your tutor. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to develop further.



Course tutors

Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning

Lucy McGrath

Lucy McGrath

Programme Leader

Lucy spent the early part of her career in finance/management roles in industry, predominately in the financial services sector. After a career break, Lucy entered academia as a lecturer and developed a growing passion for education. She has been Programme Leader for two years and is focused on programme management and development. Lucy's aim is to ensure the courses are engaging and relevant with the opportunity to gain valuable transferable skills as well as building subject knowledge. 

"I enjoy seeing our students embrace all that Liverpool Business School has to offer, wherever it is a successful placement year in industry, a semester or year spent studying abroad, or the buzz of our final year live business consultancy projects. Of course graduation in the amazing Liverpool Anglican cathedral has to be my most favourite day of the year!"

Facilities

What you can expect from your School

The School is based in the Redmonds Building, in the heart of the bustling Mount Pleasant Campus and Liverpool’s growing Knowledge Quarter. The building is home to high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, social spaces, a café and a roof terrace with far reaching views of the cityscape and welsh hills. It is only a short walk from LJMU’s Aldham Robarts Library, which contains all the resources you will require for your studies, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

Minimum points required from qualifications: 112


GCSE and equivalents

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below:

  • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths
  • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
  • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
  • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English
  • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
  • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

A Levels

  • Average A Level offer: BBC
  • Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
IELTS

6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English language proficiency test.

International entry requirements

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Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check.

Application and selection

Securing your place at LJMU

Applications are welcomed from students with the following qualifications

  • A Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant Business subject.  Applicants are expected to have achieved an average of merit standard  
  • Foundation Degree in a relevant Business subject.  Applicants are expected to have achieved an average of 60%

International Students 

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students must meet the following minimum English Language requirements

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.

Further information on the terms and conditions of any offer made, our admissions policy and the complaints and appeals process.