Applied Finance in Practice BSc (Hons)

School of Business

Gain a degree in Applied Finance in three years. A new approach for a Scottish University, mirroring the three year degree length on offer throughout the rest of the UK.

Start date
September 2024
3 years
Dundee City Campus

Finance will always be a popular business subject, given the central role finance plays in all organisations, regardless of size, sector or industry. Finance is also a varied subject, as it contains many different aspects/specialisms, including investment management, risk management, management accounting, portfolio management and much more.

The programme covers a range of applied areas of finance including, financial analysis and simulation, security analysis and portfolio management, plus a broad understanding of the nature of financial markets, institutions and the financial instruments that underpin financial transactions. It also covers key areas such as econometrics, which is to do with statistical and mathematical data/methods, linked to economic decision making. And macro/microeconomics, which are key components of economics and economic decision making. Students will gain the ability to understand financial statements, and a reasonable appreciation of the limitations of financial reporting.


Global internships

This degree includes an optional eight-week internship in countries such as China, Vietnam, the UK, or online. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a great addition to your CV, supporting your future career aspirations and demonstrating commitment to future employers.

The programme also offers students the ability to interpret financial data, including numerical and graphical data. This is a really in-demand skill from employers as the role data plays in our lives increases and finding staff that can interpret and use data is vital.

Obviously as a degree, it is essential for students to learn the theory, models and tools associated with finance, but with our in-practice, 3-year degree, we also want to help students understand how to do just that, use the theory “in-practice”.

Claim up to £500 travel or study expenses

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Students starting in September 2024 can claim up to £500 of expenses towards initial travel to Dundee, IT equipment, or educational materials

(This offer does not cover tuition or accommodation costs)

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Global internship opportunities

This course includes an optional eight-week internship matched to your chosen industry. Employers overwhelmingly believe graduates who have an internship experience are more employable due to your increased experience of the workings of international companies and organisations.

The available list of countries in countries varies but in previous years has included China, Spain, Portugal, Vietnam, and the UK (Manchester). In the case of visa restrictions for some international students, there are UK-based and remote internships with firms in countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, India, or France.

Support during your internship

Our internships are arranged with Pagoda Projects, who have over 30 years experience providing international internships.

You will be supported throughout your time with

  • dedicated Skype contacts or Facebook groups
  • optional social, networking, and travel activities
  • an English speaking tutor during your internship who will give you ongoing support
  • 24-hour emergency contact

You will be able to apply for the internship during year two of your course. We expect around 25-50% of students choose to take part in an internship.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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