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BSc (Hons) Finance

BSc (Hons) FinanceProgramme Overview

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Finance (Awarded by University of London)
  • Programme duration: 3 years (Full-time)
  • Location: BUV Campus, Ecopark, Hanoi
  • Timetable: Student’s timetable will be sent to BUV student’s emails prior to the commencement date of each semester

BSc (Hons) Finance

Degree awarded by one of the most prestigious universities in the UK

BSc (Hons) Finance

Benefit of LSE’s academic expertise and the backing of the University of London

BSc (Hons) Finance

Facilitated pursuit of globally-recognised Finance accreditations

BSc (Hons) Finance

Extra entry option available through 1-year International Foundation Programme (IFP)

  • Career Opportunities: The Finance degree is a rigorous, comprehensive preparation for you if you are considering a career in Finance, trading on Financial Markets, Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Accountancy, Economic Consultancy or Risk Analysis and Management.
  • Esteemed Programme: This degree is awarded by the University of London, which is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected universities in the United Kingdom. The London School of Economics [LSE] is one of the 17 colleges within the University of London.
  • Highest Quality Standard: The LSE controls the syllabus of all modules, sets, and marks all examinations, and certifies that the degree is of the same standard as those taught at the LSE itself. You will receive guidance directly from the LSE in terms of subject materials and access to the university’s Virtual Learning Environment.
  • Professional Qualification Opportunities: After gaining this qualification you can pursue (and gain certain exemptions) from Ifs School of Finance (UK), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) (UK and others), ICAEW (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), ICPAS (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore) – and other such prestigious institutions – for professional qualifications.
  • Globally Recognised Teaching Quality: BUV’s team of University of London expert lecturers are dedicated and committed to helping you succeed. There are many University of London’s teaching centres around the world, and BUV boasts the highest pass-rates in most subjects globally, with several of our students achieving the “highest mark world-wide” award in modules, annually.

*LSE is a College of the University of London and is responsible for the academic direction of the Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences (EMFSS) programmes available as University of London International Programmes. This means that LSE academics and administrative staff develop syllabuses, write subject guides, develop online learning opportunities and materials, advise teaching institutions and prepare and mark examinations.

BSc (Hons) FinanceCourse structure
BSc (Hons) Finance Year 1
BSc (Hons) Finance Year 1

Introduction to Economics

Statistics 1 & Mathematics 1

Principles of Banking and Finance

Principles of Accounting

BSc (Hons) Finance Year 2
BSc (Hons) Finance Year 2

Asset pricing and financial markets

Principles of corporate finance

Microeconomics

Elective course (Students can choose one from this list):

  • Financial reporting – This course is about the theory and practise of the preparation of financial statements. This means that students must gain a firm understanding of the concepts which underlie how financial information should be interpreted and disclosed.  It equips students with a deep understanding of accountancy issues and tools that they will employ as professional accountants, should they pursue that career.
  • Statistics 2 & Mathematics 2 Statistics 2: This half course requires the student to develop the concepts introduced in Statistics 1 of measurement and hypothesis testing. Mathematics 2: This half course develops further the basic mathematical methods introduced in Mathematics 1, and also demonstrates further applications in economics, finance and management.

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BSc (Hons) Finance Year 3
BSc (Hons) Finance Year 3

Financial Intermediation

Investment Management

Statistical methods for market research

Elective course (Students can choose one from this list):

  • Auditing and assurance – This course introduces students to the principles of external auditing and other assurance services.  Both theoretical and practical aspects of the audit process will be considered including recent developments in the organisation of the profession, the regulatory framework governing practitioners and factors affecting the future evolution of the practice of auditing and other assurance services.
  • Valuation and securities analysis – This course provides insights and understanding of security analysis and valuation from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.  It is aimed at students who are interested in equity research, corporate finance and fund management.

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This course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of economic analysis and reasoning, and it is the course upon which subsequent, more specialised economics courses are based.

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This course is aimed at students who wish to understand how financial markets work and how securities are priced. Using present value techniques, it gives a theoretical treatment of bond and stock valuation including portfolio theory and a development of the Capital Asset Pricing Model. The concept of financial market efficiency is introduced, and evidence for efficiency evaluated. Finally, there is a presentation of derivative pricing using absence of arbitrage arguments.

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Elective course (Students can choose one from this list):

  • Financial reporting – This course is about the theory and practise of the preparation of financial statements. This means that students must gain a firm understanding of the concepts which underlie how financial information should be interpreted and disclosed.  It equips students with a deep understanding of accountancy issues and tools that they will employ as professional accountants, should they pursue that career.
  • Statistics 2 & Mathematics 2 Statistics 2: This half course requires the student to develop the concepts introduced in Statistics 1 of measurement and hypothesis testing. Mathematics 2: This half course develops further the basic mathematical methods introduced in Mathematics 1, and also demonstrates further applications in economics, finance and management.

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This is a dynamic subject which aims to provide insights into and understanding of theories and practices relating to financial intermediation and the risk management techniques currently being used in major banks throughout the world.

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Elective course (Students can choose one from this list):

  • Auditing and assurance – This course introduces students to the principles of external auditing and other assurance services.  Both theoretical and practical aspects of the audit process will be considered including recent developments in the organisation of the profession, the regulatory framework governing practitioners and factors affecting the future evolution of the practice of auditing and other assurance services.
  • Valuation and securities analysis – This course provides insights and understanding of security analysis and valuation from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.  It is aimed at students who are interested in equity research, corporate finance and fund management.

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BSc (Hons) Finance

Programme outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Depending on the courses studied a student will be able to: 
  • Communicate knowledge and understanding of several of the major contexts within which banking operates, based on a critical evaluation of related theoretical and conceptual frameworks and of empirical evidence as to its effects.
  • Communicate knowledge and understanding of, and appropriate ability to use and critically evaluate, current and major alternative technical languages and practices of banking and finance, together with appropriate ability to apply them.
  • Manipulate financial and other numerical data and appropriate understanding of and ability to apply mathematical and statistical concepts.
  • Communicate and apply knowledge and understanding of the principles of business information systems management to an appropriate level.
  • Analyse business activities and perform financial analyses and projections in appropriate contexts of planning, decision making and control to an appropriate level; and to recognise the limitations of these techniques.
  • Understand the pricing of financial assets and why and how corporations issue various types of assets.
  • To demonstrate appropriate ability to communicate knowledge and understanding of financial management, risk and the operation of financial markets, based on critical evaluation of theories and empirical evidence.

Intellectual and cognitive skills

A student will be able to: 
  • Locate, extract, analyse and draw reasoned conclusions from multiple sources (including electronic sources) of appropriate literature and relevant data and acknowledge and reference sources appropriately
  • Critically analyse arguments
  • Assimilate and lucidly evaluate alternative views

Transferable skills

A student will be able to: 
  • Communicate effectively in a written context
  • Use information technology (spreadsheets, word-processing and online databases) appropriately
  • Organise information, and to assimilate and evaluate competing arguments
  • Manage their own learning, including working effectively to deadlines
  • Be open minded and have a capacity to handle ideas and scrutinise information in critical, evaluative and analytical ways

Exit qualifications 

Students exiting with a Certificate of Higher Education would expect to: 
  • Have the essential introduction to that subject
  • Demonstrate an understanding on the concepts and principles related to their area of study; and be able to communicate ideas and findings in a reliable and structured way
Students exiting with a Diploma of Higher Education would, in addition, expect to: 
  • Develop a greater understanding and a sophistication of thinking as they work through the courses
  • Build on their existing knowledge to approach the concepts and principles from a wider context
  • Be at a stage where they will have obtained qualities
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Employability

Thanks to subject-specific knowledge alongside employer-desired skills provided in the programme, graduates from our Finance programme often have many opportunities to start their career as:

  • Tellers
  • Credit executives
  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Payment executives
  • Brokers
  • Appraisers
  • Risk management executives

In the long run, they might find themselves in the position of financial consultants, portfolio managers, or CFOs.

BSc (Hons) FinanceAdmission requirements

Academic Requirements

Aged 17 or over. One of the following qualifications:

  • Complete IFP programme
  • Complete A level or IB with good grade of one of the following:
    • Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma: comparable to UK GCSE/IGCSE grade A – C / 9 – 4 provided grade 5 – 10 is achieved on a subject for subject basis in final year of schooling (with the exception of English Language)
    • Mathematics to UK GCSE/IGCSE Level (Grade C) or equivalent

English Language Requirements

One of the following:

  • A proficiency test passed within the last 3 years:

    • (IELTS) International English Language Testing System: 6 overall, with 5.5 in each sub-test (Academic or General or IELTS Indicator Online Test)

    • Pearson Test of English, Academic: 54 overall, with 54 in Reading and Writing elements

    • (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language (including Special Home Edition test): 87 overall, with 21+ in Reading and Writing sub-tests and 19+ in Speaking and Listening sub-tests

  • An award within the past 3 years: International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE): English as a Second Language (grade C)
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What do our students say?

BSc (Hons) Finance
Vu Hai Nhi
Class of 2023

If there is one thing BUV does not do, is that they do not oversell their amazing faculty. My experience has been exceptional, thanks to the unwavering support of my beloved teachers. Their dedication to excellence and their willingness to always go the extra mile have truly enriched my learning experience. Not to mention the friendships I have formed here, which have been a loving source of support and joy. Whether it was playing basketball or enjoying campus events like club days and winter dances, the memories I’ve made are priceless. Glad to have spent my ‘Glory days’ here!

BSc (Hons) Finance
Kim Dieu Ngoc Minh
Class of 2021

I have always dreamt of studying in an international environment but my family cannot afford for me to study in foreign countries. The scholarship that I was awarded gave me the chance to study at BUV, an unique opportunity to pursue my study in a high-quality international environment in Vietnam with affordable tuition fee. Moreover, when I found out that the Finance degree at BUV is developed by LSE, one of the UK top universities in Economics, I felt much more assured and confident in my decision.

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Programme pass rate

The average module pass rate for BSc (Hons) Finance programme in 2022 is 88%.

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Fees & financial aid

Fees

Tuition fee information for students enrolling from January 2024:

Tuition Fee Other Fees* Total Fee
UoL International Foundation Programme VND 107,280,000 VND 102,128,000 VND 209,408,000
Degree VND 721,668,000 VND 402,359,000 VND 1,124,027,000
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* Other fees include Education Resource Fee, Student Affairs Fee and University of London Fee

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Financial aid

The British University Vietnam (BUV) scholarship fund was established in 2018 with the goal of giving students the opportunity to study UK undergraduate and graduate programmes in an international learning environment. With an aim to improve and increase accessibility to high-quality education, BUV has officially launched the fund valued at 87 billion VND in 2024 with hundreds of scholarships and financial aid made available.

You can visit our Scholarship page to find out more and check your eligibility.

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