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Business Finance (Final Year Top-Up)

BSc (Hons)

This course is subject to validation

Start dates: September 2023 / January 2024 / September 2024

Full time: 1 year

Location: Headington

Department(s): Oxford Brookes Business School



The Oxford Brookes Business School Top-Up programmes provide you with an opportunity to build upon your previous studies to develop your academic skills through experiential learning in an inclusive and diverse community. 

On the Business Finance Top-Up programme, you will be immersed in a range of employer focussed modules that include, Essentials of Accounting and Finance, Strategic Management, Business Ethics and Contemporary Issues in Finance.

You will have access to industry standard facilities, including our new Bloomberg Suite where you can make mock trades using live real-world data.

You will collaborate with students and academic staff from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds, formulating ideas with a truly global perspective. 

Oxford Brookes Business School offers excellent employability support through our Careers team, and you will have the opportunity to work on live client briefs, hear from industry experts in their fields and have ongoing careers support through the Oxford Brookes University Alumni Networks.

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Course details

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.


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 modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Business Ethics

Contemporary Issues in Finance

Critical Enquiry Research Project

Essential Skills for Academic Success

Finance and Accounting for Business

Managing Careers

Strategic 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 those shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.


With the broad range of skills you’ll learn on this course, you’ll be a valuable addition to any business. We’ll help you build professional skills to adapt to working life, and our careers office is always there to support you in your search. Job opportunities include:

  • multinational businesses

  • charities

  • education

  • healthcare

  • government

Many of our students go on to graduate training schemes in companies like IBM, Virgin Mobile, Intel, Yell Ltd, O2 and Dell.

Entry requirements

Contextual offer

Further offer details

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time

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

International full time

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time

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

International full time

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 are detailed below.

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.