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Business with Finance (Year 3 Direct Entry) Undergraduate prospectus

  • Top up your foundation degree, HND or two years of higher education in business to an honours degree
  • Learn how to develop and manage businesses, taking into account emerging business issues with particular emphasis on aspects of finance
  • Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked in top 3 for course satisfaction in London (Guardian University Guide 2018).


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1 years full time

2 years part time



Course structure

This degree enables students who have previously completed a foundation degree, an HND or two years of higher education in business or management to 'top up' to an honours degree.

The degree focuses on the analytical aspects of business that can be used to improve business performance, with particular emphasis on aspects of finance. 

It will teach you how to develop and manage businesses, taking into account emerging business issues, such as sustainability, financial crisis and technological innovation, as well as focusing on quantitative analysis and systems, and the principles, practice and regulation of the banking sector.


We are proud to say that our accounting and finance subjects are ranked in:

  • Top 10 for student satisfaction in London (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Top 3 for course satisfaction in London (Guardian University Guide 2018).

According to the Hotcourses Diversity Index, Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand.


The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop your knowledge of the broad areas of business and management with particular emphasis on the finance discipline
  • To allow you to develop a command of subject-specific skills, including application of knowledge and proficiency in intellectual skills
  • To equip you to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore alternative solutions and to integrate theory and practice in a range of situations.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 with an average overall score of 55%, with no failed or referred courses.

Extra information


Students are assessed through assignments, examinations and in-course assessments, including:

  • Presentations
  • Problem-solving activities
  • Computer-simulated exercises.


Career opportunities are available with a specialist financial focus in general management within retail, consultancy, small to medium enterprises and business start-up.


You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team, who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries.

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge, which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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