Finance
BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Tuition Fees Uzb
29,994,000 UZS

Tuition Fees International
41,712,000 UZS

Duration
3 years

Modules
28

Course description

The BSc (Hons) Finance is a rigorous academic course which will help you build a strong financial background and key professional skills, required in today’s workplace. You will develop a fundamental understanding of how organisations, including large national and international corporations, commercial banks, investment and risk management firms, make financial decisions and how these processes work. You will learn to think analytically and become able to critically evaluate key concepts in socio-economic, legal and other contexts within which finance operates.

During the course you will develop problem-solving and team-working skills and enhance a business understanding that is highly important in an intertwined global financial world. You will also acquire transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. These versatile skills will enable you, as a graduate of the course, to gain employment in the industry, to skillfully manage your own finances and to engage in further study in the field of finance or a related field.

How you will study

The course emphasises on active student learning through seminars and lectures (including virtual), computer-lab and financial markets suite workshops, problem-based and blended learning activities. Course material is provided through an online learning platform and this is an important resource base which you can access at any time and from anywhere, provided you have access to the internet.

You are encouraged, guided and supported towards developing your finance and other professional skills as an independent critically aware learner. Each module requires both specified lecture hours and independent learning. The hours may differ significantly depending on the specific subject matter, your level of study and the approach to teaching and learning.


You are strongly encouraged to work in groups with other students during seminars and workshops and for non-assessed purposes, including revision and examination preparation. This provides you with the opportunity to learn from your fellow students, value the views of others and learn how to give and receive constructive feedback.

Course structure

The course consists of core and option modules. Full-time Undergraduate students study 120 credits per year. The course structure is validated by the University of Westminster (UK) every five years, but the structure of the course may change by adapting to feedback received from a variety of sources.

Core modules

  • Financial Accounting
  • Global Business Environment
  • Introduction to Statistics and Data Science
  • Introduction to Banking and Financial Markets
  • Financial Mathematics and Principles

Plus One Option or One Elective

  • Introduction to Insurance Business
  • Any module from the WIUT Electives catalogue

Award of Certificate of Higher Education available

Core modules

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Econometrics and Modelling
  • Financial Management
  • Securities Analysis

Plus Two Options or One Option and One Elective

  • Corporate Governance for Finance
  • Banking Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Cryptocurrencies
  • Public Finance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Professional and Research Skills for Finance
  • Operational Management of Insurance Business
  • Any module from the WIUT Electives catalogue

Award of Diploma of Higher Education available

 

Core modules

  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Investments and Risk Management
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Global Financial Markets and Institutions

Plus Three Options or Two Options and One Elective

  • Financial Reporting
  • Strategic Management Accounting and Performance Measurement
  • FX Risk Management and Strategy
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Principles and Practices of taxation
  • Bank Risk Management (prerequisite Banking Theory and Practice)
  • Derivatives Management
  • Advanced Study of Insurance Business
  • Any module from the WIUT Electives catalogue

Award BSc / BSc (Hons) available

 

Please note: Not all option modules will necessarily be offered in any one year. In addition, timetabling and limited spaces may mean you cannot do your first choice of modules.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

Academically rigorous

Linking theory with practice and with the real-world economy.

Skills-focussed

Developing skills that are in great demand by employers in the finance industry.

Professionally aligned

With professional bodies such as ACCA.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should satisfy at a minimum one of the following requirements:
  • Successful completion of an appropriate International Foundation course; or
  • Successful completion of the first year of an appropriate degree course in a recognised Uzbek or similar university; or
  • Two GCE A level passes (in any subject excluding mother tongue), plus three GCSE passes at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics; or NC/ND or HNC/HND. The range of academic disciplines studied is not hereby restricted, but certain vocational courses such as City and Guilds would not satisfy the admissions requirements; or
  • An Advanced General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ); or
  • Any other equivalent qualification normally accepted as entry requirement (e.g. International Baccalaureate, etc.).

Applicants must have:

  • Completed their secondary education in English and achieved Grade C or above in the equivalent GCSE English exam; or
  • IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in the writing component; or
  • Successfully completed an appropriate International Foundation course with a "pass" in an Academic English module.

Applicants must have an acceptable level of competence in Mathematics. This could be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A "pass" in a maths test approved by the University of Westminster (UK); or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE/’O’ Level Mathematics (or its equivalent); or
  • Successful completion of an appropriate International Foundation course with "pass" in Quantitative Methods module.
  • Applicants will have to be 18 years of age at the start of the academic year. For the purposes of this regulation, the academic year runs from 1st October to 30th September of the following year. 
  • Applications are normally processed based on the documentation submitted on the WIUT admissions system. The University reserves the right to introduce other admission processes such as an interview.

CAREERS

The BSc Finance course aims to capitalise on the growth trends in the financial sector (such as banking, insurance, and other financial intermediation services industries) in Uzbekistan and accommodate the growing need for a wide range of professionals in finance.

By acquiring the skills and knowledge overseen by the course, you will open a range of job opportunities in areas such as commercial banking, financial planning, asset finance, trade finance, investment risk management, securities analysis, fund management, wealth management, investment banking and government and corporate treasury management.

Here are some examples of the jobs you may be able to apply to as the graduate of the course: Financial Analyst, Risk Analyst, Investment Analyst, Credit Manager, Equity Researcher, Investment Banker, Corporate Banker, Corporate Finance Specialist, Treasury Specialist, Stockbroker, and other related finance jobs.


The course is also designed to help your progression to professional qualifications and matches the needs of relevant professional bodies.
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COURSE LEADER
Qobiljon Yunusov

Qobiljon brings international financial industry experience to the course. He used to work for Barclays plc, London, a top 10 global bank, among others.

Prior to designing the BSc Finance course for the Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT), Qobiljon gained extensive experience in teaching, managing, and designing modules and courses at WIUT and MDIST. He also delivered training and consultancy services to several banks in Uzbekistan. Qobiljon regularly consults major international developmental institutions and their partners including ADB, EIU, RTI, and USAID.

Qobiljon is a certified user of Bloomberg financial markets Suite. He is the coordinator of the Bloomberg Lab at WIUT.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

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Ibrokhim Aliev
BSc Finance (Level 6)
When I was given the choice to change my course to BSc Finance, I chose it immediately as this course provides students with a wide range of opportunities. Its curriculum is structured based on the most recent research and students may study unique modules, not available in other universities in Uzbekistan. Graduates of BSc Finance at WIUT will have all necessary knowledge and expertise to become professional specialists in the finance industry.
Bekzod Alimov
Kamilla Mirodilova
BSc Finance (Level 6)
WIUT’s Finance course is very interesting. I have learned many things about financial literacy which will definitely help me in my future career or further studies. I have improved my excel skills, learned how to understand financial markets and how to use Bloomberg terminal. I also found useful the guest lectures from established finance practitioners with a great amount of industry knowledge.
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Ismoil Khojiev
BSc Finance (Level 6)
As a Finance student at WIUT, I have been able to widen remarkably my knowledge in this field. The University provides us with access to the Bloomberg Terminal which I have been taking advantage of. In 2021, I participated in the Bloomberg Global Trading Challenge and learned how to extensively perform technical and fundamental analysis of stocks. Year after year, I have been building strong knowledge and expertise in finance thanks to the Finance Department academic staff.