Year 1: introduction to the basic principles of investment and value, valuation of bonds and shares, investment decisions in business companies and accounting methods.
Year 2: topics include domestic and international financial decision-making and policies in business, risk and return and pricing of company shares and the efficiency of financial markets; develop an understanding of financial statements, the banking system, and statistical and econometric methods.
Year 3: classes build on Year 2 and cover advanced issues in corporate finance, the banking system, and risk management, using for instance derivatives to help companies manage exchange rate risk.
Year 4: you can specialise in Finance as a Single Honours subject and write your research dissertation in Finance; alternatively you can continue with a Joint Honours degree in Finance and your other principal subject, and write a dissertation in either Finance or your other subject.
2024 entry requirements
4 or 5 Highers at AAAA or AAABB (first sitting) or 6 Highers at AAAABB (two sittings) including English plus Maths at National 5 at B.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (first sitting) or 5 Highers at AABBB (two sittings) including English plus Maths at National 5 at B.
Strathclyde Business School
Accounting and Finance