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BSc International Business, Finance and Economics

Year of entry: 2019

Overview

Degree awarded
BSc
Duration
3 years full-time
Typical A-level offer
Grades AAB. Native language A-levels are accepted. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting.
Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
Grades ABB. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting. Critical Thinking and Use of Maths are not accepted. Three AS-Levels accepted in place of one A-Level if all taken in Year 13.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall with 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects.

Students without GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English Language at grade B (or 6) will need 5 in SL Maths (or Maths Studies*) and SL English (Language A: English Language and Literature or Language A: Literature). If Language B: English is offered at SL we would need you to achieve 6.

*We do not currently accept Maths Studies for BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics applicants for the purposes of meeting our Maths subject requirements.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

619 applications for 97 places (2017 entry)

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course description

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Top 5 reasons to study International Business, Finance and Economics at Manchester

This interdisciplinary course offers you the opportunity to study a wide range of course units across finance, accounting, economics, business analysis, innovation, strategy and political economy. You will study the technical tools and techniques required to measure and assess business performance, while also emphasising the importance of changing economic contexts. You will also have the opportunity to learn a foreign language as part of your degree.

Open days

For details of forthcoming University undergraduate open days, visit  open days and visits .

If you can't make it to one of our undergraduate events on campus, our  virtual open day   is the next best thing. Discover what our current students think about Alliance MBS and why they chose their courses. Take a good look around our campus - could you see yourself here?

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £23,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The Manchester Bursary is available to UK students registered on an undergraduate degree course at Alliance MBS who have had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance England. 

In addition, Alliance MBS will award a range of Social Responsibility Scholarships to UK/EU and international students. These awards are worth £2,000 per year across three years of study. You must achieve AAA at A-level (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate a significant contribution and commitment to social responsibility. The School will also award a number of International Stellar Scholarships to international students achieving AAA at A-level (or equivalent). Additional eligibility criteria apply - please see our scholarship pages for full details.

Contact details

School/Faculty
Alliance Manchester Business School
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 3425/3401
Email
Website
http://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/ug/ibfe
School/Faculty overview
Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do. Find out more .

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Entry requirements

A-level

Grades AAB. Native language A-levels are accepted. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting.

AS-level

3 AS-levels accepted in place of 1 A-Level if all taken in Year 13

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.

GCSE

To meet our Maths subject requirements we require GCSE Maths at Grade B (you will require a Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) or we can accept GCSE Applications of Maths and Methods in Maths at Grades BB if studied together in the same sitting. Please note we do not accept Applied Maths e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy.

To meet our English language subject requirements we require GCSE English Language at Grade B (you will require a Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England).

International Baccalaureate

35 points overall with 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects.

Students without GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English Language at grade B (or 6) will need 5 in SL Maths (or Maths Studies*) and SL English (Language A: English Language and Literature or Language A: Literature). If Language B: English is offered at SL we would need you to achieve 6.

*We do not currently accept Maths Studies for BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics applicants for the purposes of meeting our Maths subject requirements.

Scottish requirements

We normally require three Advanced Highers at grades AAB or two Advanced Highers at grades AB plus two Highers at grades AA (plus Maths at Higher Level at grade B).

English Language and Maths not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (National 5 grade B / Intermediate 2 grade B / Standard Grade General level grade 3).

Welsh Baccalaureate

Grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus grades AA at A-level. We also require GCSE Maths at grade B and GCSE English language at grade B.

European Baccalaureate

An average of 85% in the European Baccalaureate with 80% in English and Maths.

Other international entry requirements

Alliance Manchester Business School has a long history of welcoming international students and seeks to continue this tradition by admitting excellent students from across the world. View detailed international entry requirements for your country

Foundation year

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme:

Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester international foundation programme in Business and Humanities, are required to achieve AAB including Mathematics at grade B or above plus EAP grade B overall with writing and speaking at grade B and listening and reading at grade C.

Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation Year are required to achieve AAB including Mathematics at grade B or above plus EAP grade B overall with writing and speaking at grade B and listening and reading at grade C.

Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact the academic School to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

Pearson BTEC qualifications

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full BTEC National Extended Diploma at D*D*D.

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full BTEC National Diploma at D*D plus grade B at A-level.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full BTEC National Extended Certificate at D* plus grades AB at A-level. 

The subject of your BTEC qualification will be taken into consideration when making a decision on your offer. Please note that we do not accept General Studies as an A-level option and we do not accept A-level subjects which are the same as your BTEC qualification.

Please note that the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate must be studied alongside A-levels. We are unable to accept combinations of BTEC qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma (CTEC)

We do not consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry to this course.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (a full list of our accepted courses are listed on our website) . Entry requirements are based on the Cambridge Level 3 Technical Diploma with D*D* plus grade B at A Level .

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Foundation Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course ( a full list of our accepted courses are listed on our website) .  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the D* plus grades AB at A Level .  

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate (CTEC)

We do not consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry to this course.

The subject of your CTEC and A Levels will be taken into consideration when making a decision on your offer.  Alternative requirements will apply depending on your predicted grades for the CTEC and A Levels.  We will not accept General Studies as an A Level option.  We will not accept A Level subjects which are the same as your CTEC.

Access to HE Diploma

60 credits overall in the Access to Higher Education Diploma, with 45 credits at level 3. Of those 45 credits at level 3, 30 credits must be passed with distinction plus 15 credits at merit.

In addition, applicants should have GCSE Mathematics at grade B (or 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) and English Language at grade B (or grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) or IELTS 6.5 with no component below 6, or equivalent. Where GCSE Mathematics/English Language is not at grade B (or 6) then 6 credits of Mathematics/English must be taken at level 3 and passed with merit.

Cambridge Pre-U

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken.

We require you to achieve D3 D3 M2 over 3 Principal Subjects.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

Home-schooled applicants

If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines

English language

GCSE/IGCSE English language (either as a first or second language)

Grade B or Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England

O Level English language

Grade B

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in any individual component

Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet based (TOEFL)

90 overall, with no less than 22 in any individual component

C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Grade C

If your English language qualification is not listed please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team for guidance on the suitability of your qualification.

Pre-sessional courses

If your score is only slightly below our English language entry requirements we may decide to offer you a place subject to attending a six-week academic pre-sessional English language course at the University. Our undergraduate admissions team will contact any eligible applicants. Full details including application deadlines, course fees and how to apply to the University Language Centre are available here .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Mitigating circumstances may be personal or family illness, other family circumstances, change of teachers during a course, problems with school facilities or an unusual curriculum followed by your school or college. We recommend that information on mitigating circumstances that have affected or are likely to affect your academic performance will be included in the referee's report. We cannot usually take into account information that is supplied after an adverse decision has been made on an application by the admitting School. If you encounter mitigating circumstances after you have submitted your application, please inform the admissions staff in the School to which you applied as soon as possible.

Where mitigating circumstances have already been taken into account, for example by the relevant exam board, we will not be able to make further allowances.

Unit grade

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will form the consideration of application.

A*

Alliance Manchester Business School does not issue offers on the Grade A* as standard practice. It may however be taken into account at the point of confirmation to inform decisions on candidates who have narrowly missed the terms of their offer.

A-levels in a native or heritage language

We consider applications holistically taking into consideration the overall educational environment. Where native langue A levels are offered we will consider them in line with other subjects that the student has undertaken.

How your application is considered

Predicted Grades

Strong examination results are the main factor in admitting students to our courses. We consider other information to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential. This is assessed within a structured framework and includes prior and predicted grades. Your referee should give realistic grade predications for all qualifications that you are currently studying at the top of their reference. If you attend a non-UK school or college that does not provide predicted grades your referee should explain this policy within their reference. Further guidance for referees is provided by UCAS (www.ucas.com).

Interview requirements

We do not as a rule interview applicants. However, we reserve the right to interview candidates with non-standard backgrounds, eg. Mature students and students aged under 17.

Returning to education

The University encourages applications from applicants returning to education after employment or other experience. Your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. However, we recognise that standard selection measures and procedures may not enable you to demonstrate fully your suitability for your chosen course. Where appropriate, admissions staff will seek and consider alternative evidence in order to give you equivalent consideration. Where they deem this alternative evidence to meet entry criteria fully, you will not be required to meet the standard academic entry requirements.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

International applicants will be assessed against the standard entry criteria of the course to which they are applying.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation. Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only and 2 years at the maximum. Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

We consider applicants who are resitting their qualifications. Whilst we do not increase our entry requirements for the first resit this would be considered for subsequent resits.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course. If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.

Transfers

Transfers from students outside The University of Manchester to a course in our school are not considered without a full application through UCAS.  You may be asked to provide clarification of the reasons for a transfer as well as a transcript of grades from your current institution. Requests for transfers from students already attending The University of Manchester will be considered on a case by case basis with regards to our entry requirements for academic level and English language ability.  Where a request to transfer comes from an internal candidate we will normally consider you for year one entry and your current academic transcript of grades will be considered alongside your request to transfer.  All requests to transfer to Alliance Manchester Business School should be sent in writing to the Undergraduate Admissions Team by email initially, ug.ambs@manchester.ac.uk

Course details

Course description

This interdisciplinary course offers you the opportunity to study a wide range of course units across finance, accounting, economics, business analysis, innovation, strategy and political economy. You will study the technical tools and techniques required to measure and assess business performance, while also emphasising the importance of changing economic contexts. You will also have the opportunity to learn a foreign language as part of your degree.

Aims

This course aims to offer you an inter-disciplinary social science perspective on business that is strongly informed by leading contemporary research and which introduces you to competing and complementary perspectives on business issues.

Special features

  • Join one of the UK's longest established centres for the study of economics.
  • Optional language study in years 2 and 3 - choose from 20 different languages at varying levels
  • Selected course units grant exemptions from professional accountancy exams, including 1 ICAEW ACA paper, 7 ACCA papers and 7 CIMA papers

Teaching and learning

You will normally study four or five course units per semester. Each week there are usually two hours of lectures for each course unit and a one hour workshop in alternate weeks, although this varies slightly. You are expected to double this in private study. Group work and group or individual presentations will form a regular part of your assignments.

Coursework and assessment

Essays, multiple choice tests, project reports and presentations, in-class tests and weekly assignments constitute the coursework component of assessment, although the nature and proportion of coursework varies across course units. The remainder of assessment is by unseen examination. Depending on the degree course, in your final year you can choose to do a research-based dissertation or project. We aim to strike a balance between examinations and assessed coursework as well as providing opportunities for feedback on progress through non-assessed work.

Course content for year 1

Your first year begins with a broad introduction to the study of business, finance and economics, enabling you to make an informed choice of areas to study later in the course. You will learn the technical skills of macro, micro and managerial economics and financial reporting.

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Financial Reporting BMAN10501 10 Mandatory
Introductory Management Accounting BMAN10512 10 Mandatory
Financial Decision Making M BMAN10522M 10 Mandatory
Academic and Career Development BMAN10780 10 Mandatory
Financial and Digital Innovations in International Business BMAN10931 20 Mandatory
Microeconomics 1 ECON10221 10 Mandatory
Macroeconomics 1 ECON10252 10 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Technological Change BMAN10252 10 Optional
Introductory Mathematics ECON10061 10 Optional
Advanced Mathematics ECON10071 10 Optional
Advanced Statistics ECON10072 10 Optional
Entrepreneurial Skills MCEL10002 10 Optional
Work, Organisations and Society SOCY10912 20 Optional
Introductory Statistics for Economists SOST10062 10 Optional
Displaying 10 of 14 course units for year 1

Course content for year 2

You will study core course units in finance, managerial economics and business strategy and choose options from accounting and finance, economics and contexts for international business. You will gain practical report writing, financial and competitor analysis and database skills through a core unit in international business strategy, using a real-life case study. Previous IBFE students analysed the performance of global earthmoving machinery giant, Caterpillar Inc.

IBFE focuses on the international context within which global businesses operate and is well-suited to students seeking international graduate positions in the UK and abroad. As such, in your second year you have the option to learn a language (which can be continued into your final year). You can choose from around 15 different languages at varying levels - visit the Language Centre  for more details.

IBFE students can also choose up to 10 credits from a range of University College level 2 course units, including the Manchester Leadership Programme .

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Foundations of Finance A BMAN23000 20 Mandatory
Foundations of Finance A BMAN23000A 20 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Strategy BMAN24492 10 Mandatory
Managerial Economics I ECON20001 20 Mandatory
Law in a Management Context BMAN10901 10 Optional
Investment Analysis BMAN20072 10 Optional
Financial Statement Analysis BMAN20081 10 Optional
Marketing BMAN20832 10 Optional
Financial Markets and Institutions BMAN21011 10 Optional
Financial Reporting and Accountability BMAN21020 20 Optional
Intermediate Management Accounting BMAN21040 20 Optional
Business Law 1: Law, Business Liabilities and the Consumer BMAN24042 10 Optional
Mergers & Acquisitions: Financial Perspectives BMAN24102 10 Optional
Creativity, Design & Entrepreneurship BMAN24241 20 Optional
International Business BMAN24312 20 Optional
Advanced Mathematics ECON20071 10 Optional
Advanced Statistics ECON20072 10 Optional
Environmental Economics IIA ECON20101 10 Optional
Econometrics ECON20110 20 Optional
Introduction to Mathematical Economics ECON20192 10 Optional
Microeconomics 2 ECON20232 10 Optional
Macroeconomics 2 ECON20262 10 Optional
Business Economics I ECON20312 20 Optional
Development Economics IIA ECON20321 10 Optional
Development Economics IIB ECON20332 10 Optional
Economics for Public Policy ECON20431 10 Optional
The Politics of (in)Security POLI20332 20 Optional
Questions About International Politics POLI20521 20 Optional
The Politics of Globalisation POLI20711 20 Optional
The Politics of Development POLI20722 20 Optional
Comparative West European Politics POLI21002 20 Optional
Southern European Politics POLI21012 20 Optional
Political and Economic Anthropology SOAN20821 20 Optional
Work, Economy and Society SOCY20031 20 Optional
Racism and Ethnicity in the UK SOCY20962 20 Optional
Displaying 10 of 35 course units for year 2

Course content for year 3

As well as compulsory course units in international finance, managerial economics and international business analysis, there are options in accounting and finance, contexts for international business, economics and modern languages. You will choose 60 credits of optional course units, enabling you to specialise.

The International Business Analysis Project allows you to critically analyse contemporary business practice from a social and political perspective. You will question the classical strategy tradition by exploring how the pressure to deliver shareholder value complicates the job of management. You will explore these ideas through real-life case studies, including a recently collapsed bank (Lehman Brothers or Bear Stearns) and GlaxoSmithKline.

Course units for year 3

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
International Finance BMAN30060 20 Mandatory
International Business Analysis Project: Corporate Management in a Wider Context BMAN33000 20 Mandatory
Managerial Economics II ECON31000 20 Mandatory
Business Law 2: Law and the Modern Corporation in an International Context BMAN24052 10 Optional
Marketing BMAN30021 10 Optional
Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting and Regulation BMAN30030 20 Optional
Human Resource Management BMAN30042 10 Optional
Share Prices and Accounting Information BMAN30071 10 Optional
Financial Derivatives BMAN30091 10 Optional
Advanced Corporate Finance BMAN30111 20 Optional
Accountability and Auditing BMAN30131 10 Optional
Corporate Governance in Context BMAN30211 10 Optional
Financial Engineering BMAN30242 10 Optional
Corporate Contracting and Managerial Behaviour BMAN30702 10 Optional
Advanced Management Accounting BMAN31040 20 Optional
Wicked Problems: Clumsy Solutions - Leadership in Healthcare BMAN31762 20 Optional
Financial Market Microstructure BMAN31792 10 Optional
Global Management, People and the Digital Divide BMAN31891 20 Optional
Human Resource Strategy and Practice BMAN31901 20 Optional
Innovation and Markets BMAN31911 20 Optional
Econometrics ECON20110 20 Optional
Microeconomics 3 ECON30021 10 Optional
Macroeconomics 3 ECON30031 10 Optional
Econometrics ECON30370 20 Optional
Mathematical Finance ECON30382 10 Optional
Financial Economics ECON30432 10 Optional
Development Economics IIIA ECON30451 10 Optional
Business Economics II ECON30821 20 Optional
Advanced Econometrics ECON31031 20 Optional
The Politics of the European Union POLI30031 20 Optional
Displaying 10 of 30 course units for year 3

Scholarships and bursaries

The Manchester Bursary is available to UK students registered on an undergraduate degree course at Alliance MBS who have had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance England. 

In addition, Alliance MBS will award a range of Social Responsibility Scholarships to UK/EU and international students. These awards are worth £2,000 per year across three years of study. You must achieve AAA at A-level (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate a significant contribution and commitment to social responsibility. The School will also award a number of International Stellar Scholarships to international students achieving AAA at A-level (or equivalent). Additional eligibility criteria apply - please see our scholarship pages for full details.

What our students say

'I've always been quite a numerical and analytical person, so the finance-related course units stood out for me the most. International Finance, Financial Derivatives and Financial Markets and Institutions helped me to understand the underlying problems that were the catalyst for the financial crisis. I enjoyed learning about this in greater depth than just reading what was published in newspapers.

I've accepted a job offer from KPMG and plan to study for the CFA qualification, for which they fund me. I would like to travel the world, working in various places such as LA, New York, Sydney and Tokyo, but I would also like to see what it's like working at a Hedge Fund at some point.'

- Sean Crowther

'IBFE offers a unique combination of the three disciplines I was most interested in. In a few months I am going to Los Angeles to represent MBS at a business case competition. There is no shortage of societies, sports clubs and various activities to get involved in. I learned about stock markets and investing at the trading and investing society, played business games and learned about career options with the AKPsi fraternity, climbed rocks, discussed philosophy, played poker...'

- Artem Bocharov

More current students share their experience of studying BA (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics on our YouTube channel

Facilities

John Rylands University Library is renowned as one of the most extensive libraries in the world. This is complemented by our specialist business and management Precinct Library which provides a dedicated service to Alliance Manchester Business School undergraduates. There is increasing provision of information via various web-based services and much of your reading material will be available through e-journals. These and other standard computing services, such as access to the internet and word processing, are available through computer clusters across campus in departmental buildings, libraries and halls of residence. Many buildings in and around the campus are also equipped with free wifi access.

Personal development plans

PDPs are aimed at helping you develop awareness of generic transferable and subject-specific skills, improve independent learning and provide a record of your academic learning and achievement.

Academic advisors

All new Alliance Manchester Business School students are allocated an academic advisor who you will meet in regular sessions as part of a first-year course unit. Where possible, you will keep the same academic advisor throughout your time here. Your advisor will support you throughout your studies on matters of an academic nature, from providing feedback on a practice essay in preparation for your `formal' assessment at the end of each semester to discussing your PDP or writing you a reference. We also have a dedicated undergraduate assessment and student support centre within the School, who will be your first point of contact for any ill health or other personal problems which are affecting your work.

Student mentoring

We operate a peer mentoring scheme which aims to provide you with a second or final year 'mentor' to provide practical assistance with orientation and induction as well as advice and information on any aspect of student life.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email:  dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

What jobs do our IBFE graduates go into? Examples of jobs recent IBFE graduates have gone onto include: assurance associate, audit trainee, commercial strategist and logistics graduate scheme.

Who employs them? A wide range of companies including: Grant Thornton, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Cyprus), RBS and Zolfo Cooper.

What about further study? IBFE graduates have gone onto law conversion courses and further study in finance and international business at institutions across the UK and internationally, including ESADE Business School (Barcelona), Humboldt University (Berlin) and the College of Law.

All examples are taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.