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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Finance (Top-up) (Part-Time)

Provided by: Kaplan Singapore
Awarded by: Birmingham City University

Course Introduction

Birmingham City University (BCU)

  • BCU has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment.
  • With around 23,500 students from 80 countries, BCU is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.
  • (www.bcu.ac.uk/about-us)
  • Ranked Top 100 in the Guardian League Table (2015)
  • Graduate Employment Survey: 90 % graduates entering employment or further study within six months.
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  • Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), revealed that 90% of BCU’sresearch has delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact in the real-world.
  • (www.bcu.ac.uk/news-events/news/ref2014)


Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Finance (Top-up) from Birmingham City University.

The degree awarded will be the same as that to the on-campus graduates.

Curriculum Overview

This is a one year top-up direct honours degree programme. The programme consists of 6 modules and may be completed in a minimum of 12 months.

Core Units

 Globalisation
 Comparative International Reporting
 Current Issues in Company Reporting
 Financial Management
 International Business Strategy
 International Corporate Finance

Entry Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Finance (Top-up) programme accepts a wide range of qualifications.

These include:
•Polytechnic Diploma
•Kaplan Diploma
•Other Private Diplomas and/or Foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis
•In all cases the final admissions decision to the programme rests with the university
•Applicants admitted to the programme may be required to undertake bridging units in order to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge.

English requirement:
•Successful completion of an approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English can be considered.
•Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement (http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/your-application/english-language-and-english-tests/accepted-qualifications)

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.
•Programme fee: SGD 13,803.00 payable in 3 instalments
•Receive $300 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.

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Amex 0% interest on instalment payment effective 1st June 2017 (for instalments ranging 6 - 24 months)

Non-tuition fees
Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
•Application fee: SGD 181.90

All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 26 Oct 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

Study Mode & Duration

Delivery Method

Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme. This one year top-up direct honours programme consists of 6 modules and may be completed in a minimum of 12 months by enrolling in 2-3 modules per trimester over 3 academic trimesters. Each module is supported with 24 contact hours with two intensive teaching blocks over the duration of a trimester. This is to suit the busy schedules of students enrolled in this programme. There will be no weekend classes.


Assessment Methods

Case studies are used to explore concepts applied to real-world scenarios. Experiential learning is encouraged via project-based assignments. Analysis, synthesis and evaluation are developed as themes throughout the programme. A wide variety of assessment approaches are used across the programme. These include articles, business reports, academic papers, presentations, projects and examinations (case-based, open-book and closed-book). Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.

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