De Montfort University Kazakhstan

Business & Law Faculty

Finance and Investment BSc (Hons)

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.

Year one

  • Mathematics and Statistics for Financial Decision Making
  • Essentials of Economics
  • Business Intelligence and Financial Data Analysis
  • Global Financial Markets and Institutions

Year two

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Asset Pricing and Risk Management

Year three

  • Derivatives and Alternative Investments
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications
  • Ethics, Governance and Sustainability in Finance

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

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 (subject to confirmation and approval)

You can qualify for exemptions and potentially gain a professional qualification at an accelerated rate from the following bodies:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • The Association of International Accountants (AIA)

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.

The number of exemptions awarded will be dependent on the programme and modules selected.

DMU Leicester 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 Leicester 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. 

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

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!

4. Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution

You will need to provide a reference letter from your previous school or college’s teacher, counsellor, or principal.   

Undergraduate
For September 2023/24 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are 12,500$.

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.

  • Early Bird Discount
  • Apply and pay your security deposit by 15th January 2023 and take advantage of the following offer:
    - receive early bird discount by paying of 8% for your first year’s tuition fees
    - you pay 11,500 USD

    Apply and pay your security deposit by 15th May 2023 and take advantage of the following offer:
    - receive early bird discount by paying of 5% for your first year’s tuition fees
    - you pay 11,875 USD

    Your tuition fee is fixed at 12,500 USD for the remaining 3 years of study
    - no fee increases!

  • Pay in Advance Discount
  • Apply and pay full payment in advance and take and advantage of the following offers:
    - 5% discount by paying for 1 year in advance
    - 7% discount by paying for 2 years in advance
    - 8% discount by paying for 3 years in advance
    - 10% discount by paying for 4 years in advance

    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 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.

    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.

    Early bird 2023 discount

    Contact our Admissions team for further details on funding.

    Contact Us
    • +7 727 339 00 90 (Admissions)
    • +7 700 339 00 90 (Admissions)
    • +7 775 416 81 25 (Admissions)
    • officedmuk@dmuk.edu.kz (General Enquiries)
    • admissions@dmuk.edu.kz (Admission)
    Location
    • Almaty City, Medeu District, 120/48, premises 4, Al-Farabi Ave., 050044, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
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