Finance and Investment BSc (Hons)

This course prepares students to excel in a career within the broad financial sector, including financial management, investment banking and equity trading. The programme is designed with special focus on practical perspective and employability.


The Finance and Investment BSc course at DMU provides a rigorous academic approach to finance with a focus on practical skills and employability. Students will be equipped with the advanced technical skillset, knowledge, and professional attitude necessary to excel in a career in the financial sector. The course is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Affiliation Program and our curriculum well-prepares students to sit the CFA examinations to obtain one of the most reputable professional qualifications in the finance and investment industry.

On this course, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of finance through exploration of the connected disciplines of accounting and economics. This programme is ideal for those interested in a mathematical approach, where strong emphasis is placed on quantitative data. The use of important industry-standard commercial databases and software, such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Matlab, and Python, are integrated into teaching to bridge the theoretical and practical aspects of finance.

Innovative modules will introduce you to new methodologies – such as Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications, where you will gain hands-on experience of using, evaluating, and even developing your own AI applications, to solve real-life problems.

Key features

Be equipped with an advanced technical skillset and professional attitudes to develop your career in finance and investment.

Benefit from broad module content covering topics in finance, accounting, and economics.

Experience a ‘state-of-the-art’ module Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications, which will introduce you to the new methodology revolution. You will have hands-on experience of using and evaluating AI applications, as well as developing your own applications to solve real-life problems.

Study a programme which is structured to address many of the competency requirements of professional Finance bodies. We are proud to be a member of the CFA Affiliation Program.

As a member of the CFA Affiliation Program, we can award the CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to a number of our top-performing students every year.

Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance. 

Course modules
Year 1

Block 1: Global Financial Markets and Institutions

Block 2: Mathematics and Statistics for Financial Decision Making

Block 3: Essentials of Economics

Block 4: Business Intelligence and Financial Data Analysis

Year 2

Block 1: Financial Reporting and Analysis

Block 2: Corporate Finance

Block 3: Econometrics

Block 4: Asset Pricing and Risk Management

Year 3

Block 1: Derivatives and Alternative Investments

Block 2: Investment and Portfolio Management

Block 3: Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications

Block 4: Ethics, Governance and Sustainability in Finance

Note: These modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Course information is correct at time of publication and is subject to review.

Teaching and assessment

You will receive formal lectures and tutorials that have an emphasis on giving you increasing responsibility for your own learning.

Assessment will be made by a mixture of coursework of both a formative and a summative nature and a number of traditional exams will be set. Some multiple-choice tests may be used to review progress of students, but traditional exams will predominate in part as a preparation for a future professional career.

Case work, real-life examples and/or data will be a feature of the course to allow students to adapt technical knowledge to specific scenarios and provide tailored finance advice.

Problem solving will also underpin assessment activities in line with the interprofessional nature of finance.

Group work will be encouraged throughout the course.

A sustainable and ethical context will operate throughout the majority of modules.

A significant tutorial programme will be developed to ensure that students have sufficient knowledge of the rigours of the UKHE environment and skills required for success.

Finance and Investment BSc (Hons) at DMU is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Affiliation Program. Our curriculum prepares students to sit the CFA examinations and obtain one of the most reputable professional qualifications in the finance and investment industry.
Opportunities and careers
The Finance and Investment degree is ideal preparation for a career in a broad range of sectors including financial management, investment banking, and equity trading

Programme delivery subject to academic approval