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Business and Finance

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code


Start dates

September 2022 / September 2023



Course length

Full time: 3 years, or 4 with work placement

Part time: up to 8 years

UCAS Tariff Points



On our Business and Finance course you will learn about the key business and financial aspects of the complex global business world. You will develop an international perspective and excellent skills in:

  • team work
  • problem solving
  • communication.

Our close links with leading practitioners and employers, ensure that what you learn is practical, relevant and up to date.

As you progress through the course and develop your career aims, you can tailor the balance between business management and finance modules

You can opt to include a one-year work placement with one of over 1000 different companies. These range from multinational corporations to SMEs, government bodies and not-for-profit organisations. There is also the opportunity to study abroad and earn credit towards your degree.

Oxford Brookes Business School is known internationally for its learning and teaching. You’ll receive an engaging, vibrant learning experience which prepares you for future employment.

You may also be interested in our Accounting and Finance course, which shares some modules with Business and Finance.

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How to apply

Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.

For more information about how we are supporting applicants impacted by Covid-19, please see our information for applicants page.

Standard offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 104

A Level: BCC

IB Points: 29


Contextual offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 88

A Level: CCD

IB Points: 27


Further offer details

Applications are also welcomed for consideration from applicants with European qualifications, international qualifications or recognised foundation courses. For advice on eligibility please contact Admissions:

If you don’t achieve the required tariff points you can apply to join a foundation course, like Foundation in Business or an international foundation course to help to reach the required level for entry onto this degree.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences


English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.

If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.

Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International / EU full time

International / EU sandwich (placement)

Home (UK) full time
£9,250 (subject to OfS confirmation)

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module (subject to OfS confirmation)

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International / EU full time

International / EU sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2021 / 22
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International / EU full time

International / EU sandwich (placement)

2022 / 23
Home (UK) full time
£9,250 (subject to OfS confirmation)

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module (subject to OfS confirmation)

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International / EU full time

International / EU sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

It’s your responsibility to purchase core texts and cover print/binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.

The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements. In the event of changes made to the government advice and social distancing rules by national or local government, the University may need to make further alterations to the published course content. Detailed information on the changes will be sent to every student on confirmation in August to ensure you have all the information before you come to Oxford Brookes.

Learning and assessment

A key theme of this course is for you to develop your own:

  • values
  • perspectives and critical awareness
  • sensitivity to diverse global perspectives and values.

In Year 1 you will start to develop core academic capabilities such as:

  • problem solving
  • communication and IT skills
  • a focus on developing your employability skills.

You will focus on the international environment and the application of theory to practice. You will examine contemporary business and financial issues and business and management.

Year 2 will prepare you for your final year. Core compulsory modules build on the knowledge you gained in the first year. And you will take a module to enhance your employability skills.

In the final year you will integrate, extend and critique the knowledge you have gained. The Honours (final year) modules cover business management and finance topics. As well as a module which will bring together your learning from the previous two years in a case study analysis project.

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Study modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Intro to Business and Management (double)

Accounting and Financial Information

Digital Technology and Maths for Business

Raising Individual Financial Awareness

Exploring Economics

Choose 2 modules from this list

Choose two from:

  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Global Business Communications
  • Maths for Economics and Finance
  • Work, Employment and Globalisation


Year 2

Compulsory modules

Applied Financial Skills

Financial Markets and Institutions

Developing Professional Practice

Organisational Behaviour and Management

Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage

Corporate Finance

Choose 2 modules from this list

Choose two from:

  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Environmentally Sustainable Business
  • Independent Study in Business
  • International Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Managing the Digital Business
  • *Independent Study in Business

*An independent study needs to be set up and approved in advance. Contact PL or Dissertation module leader for info

**Placement students also complete 'Placement Search and Preparation' as non-counting credit.

Year 3

Optional modules

Work placement (includes a Placement Search and Preparation module in your second year)

You can spend your third year on a work placement, which is a great opportunity to enhance your CV, preparing you for future employment. You will gain commercial and practical experience, and many students are offered graduate positions by their placement employer. Recently, Business School students have enjoyed inspiring and intellectually challenging positions at organisations such as IBM, BMW, Apple, Bosch, EY, Deloitte, Metro Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Harley Davidson and L'Oreal. For more information about the fees please go to the Fees/Funding section.

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

Compulsory modules

Business and Finance Synoptic (double)

Leading and Managing Change

Contemporary Issues in Finance

Advanced Financial Management

Choose 3 modules from this list

  • Business Accountability and Responsibility
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Intelligence and Decision Making
  • Entrepreneurial Business Management (double)
  • Finance and Development
  • Independent Study
  • Perspectives on International Management

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

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Learning and teaching

On this course your learning experience will be exciting as well as challenging. You will have the opportunity to:

  • take part in case study analysis
  • solve issues for real businesses
  • work with diverse groups to present your analysis and recommendations.

We focus on helping you to develop the skills you will need to succeed in today’s fast-paced and competitive business world. You will also have opportunities to learn from business professionals. Whether it’s guest speakers or working on live cases from the business community.


Assessment methods used on this course

We use a variety of assessment methods and pay particular attention to when and how feedback is given to support your learning. We make use of a range of feedback methods including audio and face-to-face, as well as written feedback.

The majority of teaching and assessment activities take place between Mondays and Fridays, 9am to 7pm. There may be occasions when such activities may fall outside of these hours.

Study Abroad

You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.

After you graduate

Career prospects

This course will enable you to secure positions in a range of settings, such as a multinational business, a major charity, education, health care or government, nationally or internationally. Many of our students go on to graduate training schemes in international companies such as IBM, Virgin Mobile, Intel, Yell Ltd, O2 and Dell. Our Careers Centre will support you in finding the right job for you.

Our Staff

Matthew Topham

Matthew's experience of applying financial theory, skills and techniques in the field assists him to add context to his academic teaching and to illustrate the challenges, contradictions and different perspectives that exist.

Read more about Matthew

Free language courses

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

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Part-time study

Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.