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BSc (Hons) Mathematics for Finance and Management (Sandwich)

University of Portsmouth
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Course UCAS code: G161
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  • BSc (Hons), Sandwich , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
**Overview** Business and mathematics go hand in hand. If you love maths and want to learn how to use your skills in the business world, this BSc (Hons) Mathematics for Finance and Management degree course can give you the skills, knowledge and practical experience you need. You'll cover the mathematics of high finance and big business, from the mathematical analysis and modelling professionals use to track investments to the maths managers use to make their budgets work harder. Mathematicians are in high demand for their analytical skills and systematic, logical thinking. At the end of the course, you'll be set for a career in areas such as finance, marketing, investment analysis, management, government research and mathematical modelling. Accredited by This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the UK's professional body for mathematicians. This assures employers that you have the skills, experience and professionalism to work as a professional mathematician. It also allows you to become a Chartered Mathematician (CMath) more quickly, with additional experience and study after the course. 100% Graduates in work or further study (DLHE, 2017) **What you'll experience** On this course you'll: - Choose modules that match your interests and career ambitions - Study maths and business-related topics side by side including algebra, financial management, calculus and supply chain management - Have access to our computing labs, harnessing powerful hardware and software to unpick complex mathematical problems - Get training in advanced mathematical and statistical software, such as Mathematica, MAPLE, MATLAB, as well as industry standard statistical and operational research software - Have the chance to get work experience in the community, such as assisting in local schools **Careers and opportunities** Data-driven decision making and problem solving are essential in business and finance, and mathematics graduates are valuable in many different areas of business. When you finish the course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. What can you do with a Mathematics for Finance and Management degree? Past students on this course have gone into areas such as: - statistics - finance - mathematical modelling - teaching - government research - marketing What jobs can you do with a Mathematics for Finance and Management degree? Roles our graduates have taken on include: - trainee accountant - financial coordinator - oil trader - business analyst - invoice validator - teacher Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. "The course is really interesting and the lecturers are fantastic – I completed a module based on mathematical ciphers, which was a lot of fun." Pippa Cooke, Mathematics Student
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What you'll study on this BSc (Hons) Mathematics for Finance and Management degree Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits. In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits. Year 1 Core modules in this year include: Calculus I Computational Mathematics Linear Algebra Mathematical Foundations Mathematical Models Statistical Theory and Methods I There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include: Applications of Mathematics and Graduate Skills Calculus II Corporate Financial Management Mathematics for Finance Operational Research Optional modules in this year currently include: Algebraic Structures and Discrete Mathematics Institution-wide Language Programme (IWLP) Mechanics and Dynamics Numerical Analysis Real and Complex Analysis Statistical Theary and Methods II Universe: Planetary Systems, Stars and Galaxies Placement year (optional) After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. Students have previously completed placements at organisations such as Lockheed Martin and IBM. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. Year 3 Core modules in this year include: Financial Derivative Pricing Optional modules in this year currently include: Abstract Algebra Advanced Analysis Advanced Corporate Financial Management Advanced Decision Modelling Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology Modern Astrophysics I Nonlinear Dynamics Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications Project Project in Mathematics Quantitive Supply Chain Management Statistical Learning Statistics in Health Research and Social Science Stochastic Processes Undergraduate Ambassador
Assessment Methods:
You’ll be assessed through: examinations written coursework multiple-choice tests presentations mini projects a major piece of supervised independent work You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows: Year 1 students: 65% by written exams and 35% by coursework Year 2 students: 55% by written exams, 7% by practical exams and 38% by coursework Year 3 students: 62% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 36% by coursework
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15 January

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University Admissions Centre:
Tel. 023 9284 5566
Email. [email protected]

University Admissions Centre:
Tel. 023 9284 5566
Email. [email protected]

 
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