Finance and Investment BSc (Hons)

Finance and Investment 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 orientation.

Overview

DMU Kazakhstan 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.

On this course, a comprehensive understanding of finance is developed 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

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.

Reasons to choose…

  • 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 hand-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. This course is accredited by the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) - (subject to confirmation and approval).

Course modules
Year 1

  • Financial Accounting
  • Mathematics for Finance
  • Statistics and Probability for Finance
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Microeconomics

Year 2

  • International Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Econometrics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Equity and Fixed Income Valuation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Ethics for Professionals
  • Plus two optional modules from the following list:
  • Working Capital Management*
  • Risk Management
  • Business Taxation
  • Business Intelligence using Excel

Year 3

  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • International Financial Derivatives*
  • International Financial Management
  • Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications
  • Governance and Sustainability
  • Plus one optional module from the following list:
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Business Intelligence

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
Overview

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.

Accreditations
Accreditations (subject to confirmation and approval)

We are accredited by CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). You can qualify for exemptions and potentially gain a professional qualification at an accelerated rate. The professional accounting bodies award exemptions in line with a student’s prior learning to provide the quickest possible route to qualification. A student with exemptions gains from an employability perspective. Such students are a good option to a prospective employer as the employer will not have to cover the costs of the professional examinations or provide study leave, which may disrupt the work schedule.

Opportunities and careers
DMU students have taken placements with companies including IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, Ernst & Young, Volkswagen Financial Services and the NHS.

Graduate careers 
A degree in Accounting and Finance opens up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers.

You may choose to specialise in a discipline that you enjoyed studying on the programme.

Recent DMU graduates have progressed to careers in positions such as Commercial Finance Analyst at Red Bull, Auditor at KPMG, Cost Technician at PepsiCo, Tax Processor at Grant Thornton and Financial Criminal Analyst at Barclays. 

Entry Criteria
WHO CAN APPLY?

Students in the final year of secondary education institutions;

Students in the final year of technical, vocational, post-secondary and higher education institutions;

Graduates from secondary, post-secondary or higher education institutions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

As part of the selection process the Admissions team will consider the following

Your Qualifications + English Language ability + Personal Statement

1. Qualifications

Kazakhstan Qualifications

  • Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education
  • UNT (this is not required but is optional)

OR

UK Qualifications

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE’s at A*- E, or two GCE A levels (grades A- E), or three GCE AS levels (grades A-E)

OR

  • International Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate IB – a minimum of 20 points
  • International Baccalaureate IB – Middle Years Programme – 28 points with a minimum grade of 3 in each component

2. English Language

We care about your success.

Having a good foundation in English that you will further develop and enhance during your studies with us will give you the confidence and skills that will set you up for success.

The standard entry requirement is IELTS 5.0 (no component below 5.0)

3. Personal Statement

As part of the selection process we will ask you to submit a short statement in English to describe your ambitions, skills, and experience. Your personal statement supports your application to study at the university. It’s a chance for you to say why you’d like to study a particular course or subject, and what skills and experience you possess that show your passion for your chosen field. It is an opportunity for you to write about YOU!

Fees

Undergraduate
For September 2021/22 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are:

Financial support for students
We are committed to supporting students and firmly believe that finance should not be a barrier to accessing world class university education

We will be offering a large number of discounts and scholarships as part of our offering.

Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of money matters, including tuition fees, financial help and on funding your studies.

Welcome 2021 discount
DMU Kazakhstan is thrilled to be launching the first international British university campus in Almaty. In celebration of this we are offering our first ever students our Welcome 2021 discount.

The Welcome Discount seeks to award students who choose to begin a new undergraduate course at DMU Kazakhstan in September 2021.

If you apply to study on a full-time Undergraduate Degree course by 6pm on the 15 August 2021, you will automatically receive a 20% discount off your course fees not just for your first year of study but as part of our special launch event in September 2021, the Welcome 2021 Discount will apply to all 4 years of your study at DMU Kazakhstan.

So don’t miss out on this great offer and start your world class education at DMU Kazakhstan today!

This discount applies to all our full-time taught degree courses, and is available to local and international students.

Family loyalty discount
The Family Loyalty Discount is for local and international students. When 2 or more family members enrol at the same time a further 5% discount will be given off your course fees for each family member for each year they are enrolled on a full-time course, whether that is an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or English language course. The discount will be offered for a maximum of 2 family members and the family discount will be applied after any Welcome 2021 discount is applied.

You must be the sibling, spouse or child of someone who is either currently studying on, or has graduated from, a full-time course here at DMU Kazakhstan. That relative must also be (or have been) classified as a local or international student.

Siblings: you and your sibling can have one or both parents in common.

Children/parents: you can be related by blood or by marriage.

Spouses: You can become eligible for this discount by marrying someone who is currently studying at the University.

Needs and Merit Based Financial Support – 100%, 50% and 33% DMU Kazakhstan Scholarships
Future great leaders and changemakers can come from anywhere. Financial challenge and limitations should not prevent the next great business CEO, entrepreneur, lawyer, future diplomat from gaining the tools, skillsets and networks to bring positive change and create impact.

We are proud to offer a range of income based and merit-based full and partial scholarships that will enable the most promising and talented young students from across the region to join our leading innovative university, despite financial adversity or economic hardship.

The Welcome 2021 and family discounts will not apply to scholarship students.

Contact our Admissions team for further details on funding.

Programme delivery subject to academic approval

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