BA (Hons)
Business and Finance
BA (Hons)
Business and Finance

Key Information


Duration

3-4 years

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

UCAS Code

NN13

Duration

3-4 years

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

UCAS Code

NN13

Academic Years

Course Overview

Adaptability and a wide range of industry skills offer graduates a strong platform to target careers in a variety of business sectors.

BA (Hons) Business and Finance at Lincoln aims to equip students with the tools and knowledge to operate in a range of business environments, and to develop a broad understanding of business and finance from an international perspective.

The course introduces business and finance theory, including the importance of data analysis, legal knowledge, marketing, and operations. Modules have been designed to enable students to develop the ability to apply learning to practical situations.

Course Overview

Adaptability and a wide range of industry skills offer graduates a strong platform to target careers in a variety of business sectors.

BA (Hons) Business and Finance at Lincoln aims to equip students with the tools and knowledge to operate in a range of business environments, and to develop a broad understanding of business and finance from an international perspective.

The course introduces business and finance theory, including the importance of data analysis, legal knowledge, marketing, and operations. Modules have been designed to enable students to develop the ability to apply learning to practical situations.

Why Choose Lincoln

Exemptions from elements of examination for ACCA

Real-world experience of the Stock Exchange

Hands-on experience during a professional practice year

Access to industry-standard Bloomberg Terminal

Apply learning to practical situations through a range of modules

A student writing at a desk

How You Study

The first year lays the foundation for advanced study and introduces the key elements of business. Students tackle more advanced and specialist subjects in the second year.

In the final year, students have the opportunity to examine financial management at a higher level. They can tailor their degree by selecting from a range of options aligned to individual interested and career ambitions.

In addition, all full-time students have the opportunity to take undertake a year-long work placement after the second year. Those who choose this route do not pay tuition fees for that year but will be required to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs. Students are expected to source their own placement, and tutors can provide support during the process if required.

How You Study

The first year lays the foundation for advanced study and introduces the key elements of business. Students tackle more advanced and specialist subjects in the second year.

In the final year, students have the opportunity to examine financial management at a higher level. They can tailor their degree by selecting from a range of options aligned to individual interested and career ambitions.

Full-time students have the option of a year-long professional practice placement after the second year, providing real-world experience. A Placement Year Fee is payable to the University of Lincoln during this year for students joining in 2025/26 and beyond. Students are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and living costs. Students are expected to source their own placement, and tutors can provide support during the process if required.

Modules


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Business Law, Governance and Ethics 2024-25ACC1003MLevel 42024-25The aim of this module is to introduce the students to the legal, ethical, and governance systems that regulate business in the United Kingdom and with its trading partners and allies. A working knowledge of law, regulation, and governance is essential in order to make any business and its management a success. Students have the opportunity to learn by inquiry into the major issues in corporate governance and law through lectures and by investigating and discussing them in seminars. Introduction to the black letter company law and application to everyday legal matters in business can give students an insight into how the law works and its role in decision making in business.CoreData Analytics for Business 2024-25ECO1031Level 42024-25This module develops some quantitative techniques that underpin research and business analysis. It promotes a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques, and technology by which numerical information can be collected and analysed. In addition to helping students become competent in relevant numerical techniques, it anticipates the requirements of later modules, such as independent study, that entail analysis of numerical information using statistical tests.CoreFoundations of Macroeconomics 2024-25ECO1030Level 42024-25This module aims to provide the non-economist with knowledge of macroeconomic theory and contemporary comment. There is a grounding in basic macro concepts such as inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation, and balance of payment issues and exchange rates. These can be applied to contemporary issues both nationally and globally.CoreFoundations of Microeconomics 2024-25ECO1029Level 42024-25This module explores a range of economic concepts and basic analytical techniques. The focus of the module is the Financial Times (FT). The FT covers issues relating to operations management, accounting, HRM, economics, and finance, all of which are relevant to a business degree. Students are encouraged to keep abreast of current events in the commercial environment, which can help when competing for placements and employment opportunities in the commercial world.CoreIntroduction to Accountancy 2024-25ACC1109MLevel 42024-25This module aims to introduce students to the nature and mechanics of financial information. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Fundamental accounting concepts are considered and their application in the maintenance of the ledgers and preparation of financial statements. In particular, students can be introduced to the detail of double entry book keeping and the associated financial reports of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies (including those in a manufacturing environment) and simple not for profit organisations. This is an accredited module which can improve students’ chances of gaining professional qualifications and hence improve chances of employability.CoreIntroduction to Finance (Applied) 2024-25ACC1110Level 42024-25This module introduces students to the skills which will be required in the financial industry and those which will be developed as students progress to advanced levels of their studies. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Both management and financial accounting are considered. The module aims to develop students' ability to produce and understand financial statements and the role of financial information for a variety of possible users and explore the different, often conflicting, needs of these groups. These skills are highly sought after by employers.CoreOrganisational Behaviour 2024-25MGT1022MLevel 42024-25This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.CorePrinciples of Marketing 2024-25MKT1001MLevel 42024-25This module provides an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing, as well as marketing technologies that will underpin the more specialist marketing modules at higher levels. Students are introduced to the key concepts, terminologies, and issues of marketing not only in specific businesses, but also in a broad social context. The module shows how sustainable market success can be achieved through business environment analysis and customer-centred product/services development. The module will examine the customer journey and stakeholder engagement to evaluate the impact of marketing activities on consumers, the environment, and society. Students will also benefit from gaining insights on the latest marketing thinking, trends, and techniques; learning from experienced marketing practitioners and developing creative mindset, cognitive flexibility, social and emotional intelligence to manage the plethora of opportunities and challenges that will help them to success in future world of work.CoreLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 1 2024-25FIN1014MLevel 42024-25Initiated from 2015 and officially founded in 2018, the LSMIF is set up with a structure similar to any other professionally run fund management company with students running every aspect of the fund, from CEO to analyst. It is one of only few of this kind in the United Kingdom. The fund uses money raised from donors to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange. It is organized, run and managed the same way as an investment company in the real world. The fund has got sponsorship and advisory support from UK leading wealth management companies such as Brewin Dolphin and Mattioli Woods with senior officers from them joining the Board of Advisors. This fund gives students the opportunity to work as analysts, investment managers, CFO, CIO, CEO etc. Students also have the chances to meet, discuss and learn from experts in the field in Quarterly Investment Committee Meetings series. Students are given additional training relating to their works.OptionalEthics, Sustainability and Responsibility 2025-26MGT2291MLevel 52025-26This module builds on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the ‘purpose’ of the Principles of Responsible Management Education, as well as the ‘essence’ of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Vision 2050, to develop the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of students to be future creators of sustainable value for business, and to work towards an increasingly inclusive society and a more sustainable global economy. This involves rethinking and reengineering business strategies and activities, to understand organisational constructs and influences, as well as that of their ’own agency’, to be the change that produces and secures economic, social, and environmental value for current and future generations. This means systematically examining contemporary business, economic development, and the historic relationships with a ‘Eurocentric’ social-cultural construct within global commerce and management, to discover a fairer and increasingly viable future. As a consequence, this module will ask students to explore and reflect on responsible management, sustainability, and ethical practice, as well as the resultant effects on global society, and the environmental costs created by human interaction as they analyse and evaluate contrasting strategies and approaches. This will not only provide a better understanding of the challenges of responsibly managing sustainability and ethical practice but will also identify and emphasise the questions to be addressed in respect of their future management endeavours.CoreHuman Resource Management 2025-26HRM2105MLevel 52025-26This module endeavours to provide an introduction to the importance of the Human Resource Management (HRM) function in an organisational context. The module explores and examines the strategic role of HRM and its contribution to the operational aspects of the HR function to support workforce planning in light of the broader business, social and ethical context. The module provides an important oversight for both aspiring HR practitioners and also future organisational managers.CoreInnovations in Finance (Applied Financial Management) 2025-26FIN2019MLevel 52025-26The purpose of the module is to familiarise and develop students’ awareness and ability to command the various initiatives and tools within finance. The focus will be the introduction of the regulatory environment and requirements to “practice”, which will enhance employability of students. Sections of the learning schedule are kept open to ensure that the module is teaching the most current issues in financial developments. Technical skills are taught with the aid of computer data sources and constructs of coding, and financial mathematics, through programming software. Developments in financing methods and related articles will also be introduced and explored within sessions. The module reinforces the importance of an ethical and professional approach, through the review and knowledge of codes of conduct and various external verification techniques and enforcement mechanisms. The module is designed to give students technical ability and relevant knowledge and skills of real-world developments in finance, which is useful from an employability perspective.CoreInternational Economics 2025-26ECO2006MLevel 52025-26This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.CoreOperations Management 2025-26BUS2141MLevel 52025-26This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organisations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.CoreCompetition and Regulation 2025-26ECO2103MLevel 52025-26This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.OptionalContemporary Issues in Banking 2025-26FIN2138MLevel 52025-26In the last couple of decades the banking industry was at the heart of dramatic changes, including deregulation, financial innovation and globalization. This module is designed to examine these developments and their effects on the banking sector. The module continues by providing students with the opportunity to analyse contemporary issues in banking that emerged as responses to these global developments. These issues include the provision of credit and in particular credit rationing, securitization of debt, and competition and mergers in the banking sector.OptionalCross Cultural Management 2025-26MGT2034MLevel 52025-26This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different culturesOptionalFinancial Management (Exempt) 2025-26FIN2017MLevel 52025-26The aim of this module is to introduce the role of the financial manager and the impact of economic environment on financial management function. The module can help students to develop abilities to evaluate, interpret, and discuss key issues surrounding investment, financing, and working capital management decisions. The module begins by considering the financial management function and environment before introducing the time value of money and discounted cash flow allowing students to develop investment appraisal and business valuation techniques. Business finance and capital structure theories will also be considered.OptionalFinancial Management (Non-Exempt) 2025-26FIN2018MLevel 52025-26The aim of this module is to introduce the role of the financial manager and the impact of economic environment on financial management function. The module helps students to develop abilities to evaluate, interpret and discuss key issues surrounding investment, financing, and working capital management decisions. The module begins by considering the financial management function and environment before introducing the time value of money and discounted cash flow allowing students to develop investment appraisal and business valuation techniques. Business finance and capital structure theories will also be considered.OptionalFinancial Markets and Institutions 2025-26FIN2139MLevel 52025-26This module is designed to make students aware of international financial markets and institutions. The need for financial markets and institutions is the underlying scope of the module and students have the opportunity to investigate this importance for their own countries.OptionalLIBS International Year Abroad 2025-26MGT2286MLevel 52025-26Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: - enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience; - facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development; - enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the University's approved partner institutions. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process. Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 2 2025-26FIN2146MLevel 52025-26The LSMIF will be designed to provide students with the essential knowledge on the following main knowledge blocks - at intermediate level for Year 2: - How stock markets work and how to read financial data - Valuation techniques including cash flow projections, dividend growth modelling, and comparative analysis. - Market timing and technical analysis. - Asset allocation optimization - Quarterly investment committee meetings with experts from the industry. - Investment discussion meetings.OptionalMacroeconomic Environment for Business 2025-26ECO2110MLevel 52025-26This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the world’s economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.OptionalMoney, Banking and Financial Markets 2025-26FIN2141MLevel 52025-26This module focuses upon the primary statement of roles which participants in the financial landscape provide. These roles are central to the idea of money and role which it plays in the modern landscape in terms of the flow of funds as a framework. The module aims to provide a brief introduction to the major participants; banks, pension funds, insurance companies and the management role of funds which they have.OptionalPrinciples of Project Management 2025-26BUS2040MLevel 52025-26This module aims to provide a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, with the aim of developing the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module provides students with the chance to develop an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically oriented introduction to the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions (scope, time, cost, quality, risk). To adequately balance the hard skills learned, the module also involves an appreciation of how to communicate with project stakeholders and an understanding of the organisational and human issues involved in managing projects.OptionalProfessional Practice 2025-26MGT2037MLevel 52025-26This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.OptionalServices Marketing and Relationship Strategies 2025-26MKT2115Level 52025-26Increasing standards of living and wealth in society has resulted in more of our income spent on services rather than manufactured goods. In a similar vein, more of the working population are earning their living from providing services. Meanwhile, traditional marketing and marketing units tend to be product based rather than reflecting the importance of the consumption of services and the implications. The more recent trend of sustainable business shifts strategic attention to building consumer relationships through various components and concepts of services marketing, putting more emphasis on fostering customer loyalty and retention. In view of the economic and marketing trends, this module is not simply an extension of traditional marketing. It provides students with an understanding of services marketing and relationship strategies in business to prepare them for entering a broader scope of industries both within UK and international contexts. Topics currently analysed in academic research and adopted by industry will be explored to provide currency and timely application of these insights. The module will include but is not limited to exploring the environmental context of services business and the way the extended marketing mix can be used to evaluate the service environment. Principles of relational marketing will be introduced with specific focus on the development of customer retention strategies. Tactical use of services marketing will be explored to develop customer relationships that build loyalty and increase value.OptionalStrategic Marketing Planning 2025-26MKT2021MLevel 52025-26This module builds on the theoretical concepts introduced in the Principles of Marketing module. Through a blend of theoretical and applied approaches, students undertaking this module can explore how changing macro and micro environmental influences impact and are incorporated into the marketing planning process.OptionalCorporate Actions and Risk Management 2026-27FIN3041MLevel 62026-27The aim of this module is to equip students with the skills to review and analyse corporate actions, such as mergers and divestments, from a strategy and finance context. The focus in this module will be technical and calculation based, building on knowledge gained in previous modules. Beyond these elements of finance, the module will also focus upon elements drawn from Financial Management in level 5, specifically considering how the prices of derivatives are estimated. A variety of models and wider applications will be reviewed, such as simulations and other computer-based techniques, with the intention of deriving solutions to firm-based problems.CorePersonal Investment Planning 2026-27FIN3017MLevel 62026-27The aim of the module is to introduce students to the wide variety of investment categories which provide savings and investment structures for individuals. The content of the module addresses core financial needs of individuals, such as housing transactions [Mortgages, Equity withdrawal, etc.] and insurance products [not general insurance] that enable students to develop financial plans to solve individual client needs. As well as product awareness, the module will review the super-structure and supporting institutions around individual financial services, with a view to enhance the support for ethical and robust financial services.CorePersonal Taxation 2026-27ACC3179MLevel 62026-27This module aims to: - promote an understanding of the finances of the individual and the unincorporated business unit based on the latest Finance Act. - develop analytical skills which can be utilised in the assessment of business planning opportunities. The module is designed to provide an overview of personal taxation including unincorporated business and the implementation of tax through the planning process. It is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to incorporate and assess the impact of tax in personal and business decisions. The unit will also examine in detail the practicalities of the UK Tax system on income and capital and examine ways in which exemptions and reliefs can be used to defer or minimise tax liabilities. The unit will be a blend of practical and theoretical analysis. It will employ the use of case studies and the preparation of computations as well as considering the conceptual underpinnings of taxation as a subject.CoreStrategy 2026-27MGT3286Level 62026-27This module aims to introduce the concepts, theories, and techniques of strategic management, enabling learners to develop a well informed and critical understanding of the business environment. Students can also develop the tools and frameworks to analyse and evaluate complex, changing, and emerging issues facing 21st century organisations, help them to know and conceive how organisation can create and sustain competitive advantage over rivals in the marketplace.CoreAdvanced Financial Management (Exempt) 2026-27FIN3039MLevel 62026-27The aim of the model is to introduce students to the higher-level aspects of financial risk management, and how to use the products which are available in the market to manage these variables. The module covers wider economic concepts related to finance such as how a firm's organisational variables of risk and returns fit into the broader economy. The module then reviews the “final” aspects of a firm's corporate finance decisions, including that of the “distribution decision”, considering whether these are important or not, depending on the theoretical underpinnings. The final segment of the teaching and learning focuses upon how organisations should and can use various methodologies to mitigate the risks which they choose to expose themselves to. Students in this module are expected to demonstrate an ability to comprehend and use the tools.OptionalAdvanced Financial Management (Non-Exempt) 2026-27FIN3040MLevel 62026-27The aim of the model is to introduce students to the higher-level aspects of financial risk management, and how to use the products which are available in the market to manage these variables. The module covers wider economic concepts related to finance such as how a firm's organisational variables of risk and returns fit into the broader economy. The module then reviews the “final” aspects of a firm's corporate finance decisions, including that of the “distribution decision”, considering whether these are important or not, depending on the theoretical underpinnings. The final segment of the teaching and learning focuses upon how organisations should and can use various methodologies to mitigate the risks which they choose to expose themselves to. Students in this module are expected to demonstrate an ability to comprehend and use the tools.OptionalBehavioural Finance and Economics 2026-27ECO3003MLevel 62026-27This module aims to widen the concepts and motivations in understanding the economic activities of agents, and develops an appreciation of why these are different from standard/neo-classical economics. The module draws on the recent research from the area of behavioural finance, biology and psychology to present a foundation, upon which to build a more critical understanding of the rational economics foundations. The module covers alternative modus operandi for economic interactions, such as Prospect Theory and other models. The module investigates situations and the assumptions about behaviour which gives rise to certain behavioural biases, which constitute observable phenomena. These are then generalised to the “probable effects” on markets.OptionalCrisis Management 2026-27TOU3120MLevel 62026-27This module addresses the implications of interruption to business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effect of such interruption. Students are introduced to the underlying rationale for crisis management and business continuity initiatives both from a theoretical and professional perspective. The module examines the positioning of crisis management within an organisation’s overall strategic plan by reference to examples of good practice from organisations at home and abroad. Students can examine the role and function of effective crisis communication during times of crisis. Approaches to crisis management are evaluated and applied to a range of organisational case studies. The module also explores the relationship between crisis management and risk management which is seen as an inherent part of all businesses and which is further compounded by the uncertainties with the nature of product and consumer.OptionalDecision-Making and Game Theory 2026-27ECO3101MLevel 62026-27This module aims to provide an introduction to decision-making in different environments. After a short review of the rational choice paradigm, the module seeks to explore intertemporal decision problems and Expected Utility Theory (EUT). Building on EUT, students will apply their knowledge of game theory to develop different solutions to a strategic situation of their choice.OptionalDigital Business and E-Commerce 2026-27MKT3093MLevel 62026-27This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an overview of e-business by reviewing how firms run their businesses, organise operational infrastructures, share information with business partners and communicate with customers. It explores the role of e-commerce (that is, the trading of goods and services through online systems such as e-sales and e-purchases) on market position, competition and sustainability, and encourages student to reflect on the changing nature of the relationship between the supplier and user/the human and the digital interface.OptionalDisaster Management 2026-27TOU3119MLevel 62026-27This module examines the various scenaria that arise during the management of natural disasters. It enables students to examine different ‘disaster’ situations and competing approaches to disaster management intervention measures. The module aims to expose students to the anatomy of disaster and to reflect upon the best strategic practices for the management and control of disasters and emergencies. The module uses real case studies to demonstrate the importance of preparedness for disaster, and the need for effective recovery and rehabilitation measures. Students are introduced to the levels of command and the systems in place for any situation requiring major emergency or disaster management. The module also examines the position of relief workers and victims caught up in disaster. As such, this module analyses a range of strategic options in terms of theory and practice. The development of strategic thinking is relevant to both those interested in uniformed and non-uniformed public sector management. The module aims to increase students’ awareness of the nature and management of disasters, drawing on an interdisciplinary approach. It is designed to enable graduates to engage with and relate to disaster professionals with confidence and commitment.OptionalEnvironmental Management Accountancy and Strategic Thinking 2026-27ACC3178MLevel 62026-27This module recognises the many different types of decisions that managers are required to make and aims to increase awareness about the importance of social and environmental issues. It explores how management accounting information can be used in support of business decisions and considers management accounting tools in planning, controlling, and supporting the implementation of the organisation’s strategies. The module is designed to apply strategic thinking to management accounting, sustainability, investment appraisal, profitability, and costing. It offers students opportunities to apply management accounting skills to develop strategic thinking, planning, and ability to evaluate and discuss environmental management accounting issues. Academic journal articles, professional bodies publications, and case studies provide the conceptual basis for the module to understand specific management accounting techniques in action.OptionalGlobal Entrepreneurship 2026-27BUS3578MLevel 62026-27Students undertaking this module can learn how to identify, recognise, and use entrepreneurial skills, skills which are sought after throughout industry and government organisations. The module ultimately aims to equip students with a comprehensive depth and range of entrepreneurial theory.OptionalIndependent Project - Research 2026-27FIN3042MLevel 62026-27The Final Independent Research Project, allows students to undertake a substantive piece of research in the context of both their chosen degree specialism and Lincoln International Business School's commitment to principles of responsible management. Research areas will be framed by areas of research expertise existing with relevant departments. Students will progress through guided research and workshops to supervised independent study.OptionalIndependent Project - Responsible Enterprise 2026-27FIN3044MLevel 62026-27Students can elect to undertake their final project as an enterprise project, culminating the development of a business plan for a new enterprise. Planned ventures will be framed by Lincoln International Business Schools commitment to Principles of Responsible Management and as such prospective start-ups will need to evaluate their proposed venture in the context of sustainable development. Student will be provided with appropriate academic support and business advice.OptionalIndependent Project- Negotiated Client Based Project 2026-27FIN3043MLevel 62026-27The Negotiated Client Based Project is an elective which develops the skills and understanding of what makes a successful consultant, whilst reviewing industry sustainability issues and what is needed to support a company through change. The Negotiated Client Based Project (NCBP) sits alongside other forms of independent study at Level 6 including (but not exclusively) Independent Research Project, or Independent Responsible Enterprise Project. Students are encouraged to learn and understand the challenges, opportunities and skills required by organisations to make effective decisions on behalf of a client in a “live business” environment. This module enables students to consider success and failure aspects of business and marketing within the context of LIBS commitment to Principles of Responsible Management and sustainable development.OptionalLeadership Practice 2026-27MGT3289Level 62026-27The module adopts a practice based approach. The module will explore skills associated with leadership practice and provide an opportunity to rehearse and develop these skills in a supportive and safe environment. Participants will learn about their own behaviours and those of others and receive and give feedback to enable personal development.OptionalLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 3 2026-27FIN3035MLevel 62026-27Initiated from 2015 and officially founded in 2018, the LSMIF is set up with a structure similar to any other professionally run fund management company with students running every aspect of the fund, from CEO to analyst. It is one of only few of this kind in the United Kingdom. The fund uses money raised from donors to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange. It is organized, run and managed the same way as an investment company in the real world. The fund has got sponsorship and advisory support from UK leading wealth management companies such as Brewin Dolphin and Mattioli Woods with senior officers from them joining the Board of Advisors. This fund gives students the opportunity to work as analysts, investment managers, CFO, CIO, CEO etc. Students also have the chances to meet, discuss and learn from experts in the field in Quarterly Investment Committee Meetings series. Students are given additional training relating to their works.OptionalPrivate Banking and Wealth Management 2026-27FIN3030MLevel 62026-27Private Banking and Wealth Management is a module targeted at students who wish to build upon their previous knowledge of financial markets and products by analysing and evaluating the core financial service of wealth management. The module aims to both broaden students’ knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry and further develop their intellectual and practical skills via the analysis and evaluation of the wealth management process.Optional

Modules


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Business Law, Governance and Ethics 2025-26ACC1003MLevel 42025-26The aim of this module is to introduce the students to the legal, ethical, and governance systems that regulate business in the United Kingdom and with its trading partners and allies. A working knowledge of law, regulation, and governance is essential in order to make any business and its management a success. Students have the opportunity to learn by inquiry into the major issues in corporate governance and law through lectures and by investigating and discussing them in seminars. Introduction to the black letter company law and application to everyday legal matters in business can give students an insight into how the law works and its role in decision making in business.CoreData Analytics for Business 2025-26ECO1031Level 42025-26This module develops some quantitative techniques that underpin research and business analysis. It promotes a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques, and technology by which numerical information can be collected and analysed. In addition to helping students become competent in relevant numerical techniques, it anticipates the requirements of later modules, such as independent study, that entail analysis of numerical information using statistical tests.CoreFoundations of Macroeconomics 2025-26ECO1030Level 42025-26This module aims to provide the non-economist with knowledge of macroeconomic theory and contemporary comment. There is a grounding in basic macro concepts such as inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation, and balance of payment issues and exchange rates. These can be applied to contemporary issues both nationally and globally.CoreFoundations of Microeconomics 2025-26ECO1029Level 42025-26This module explores a range of economic concepts and basic analytical techniques. The focus of the module is the Financial Times (FT). The FT covers issues relating to operations management, accounting, HRM, economics, and finance, all of which are relevant to a business degree. Students are encouraged to keep abreast of current events in the commercial environment, which can help when competing for placements and employment opportunities in the commercial world.CoreIntroduction to Accountancy 2025-26ACC1109MLevel 42025-26This module aims to introduce students to the nature and mechanics of financial information. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Fundamental accounting concepts are considered and their application in the maintenance of the ledgers and preparation of financial statements. In particular, students can be introduced to the detail of double entry book keeping and the associated financial reports of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies (including those in a manufacturing environment) and simple not for profit organisations. This is an accredited module which can improve students’ chances of gaining professional qualifications and hence improve chances of employability.CoreIntroduction to Finance (Applied) 2025-26ACC1110Level 42025-26This module introduces students to the skills which will be required in the financial industry and those which will be developed as students progress to advanced levels of their studies. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Both management and financial accounting are considered. The module aims to develop students' ability to produce and understand financial statements and the role of financial information for a variety of possible users and explore the different, often conflicting, needs of these groups. These skills are highly sought after by employers.CoreOrganisational Behaviour 2025-26MGT1022MLevel 42025-26This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.CorePrinciples of Marketing 2025-26MKT1001MLevel 42025-26This module provides an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing, as well as marketing technologies that will underpin the more specialist marketing modules at higher levels. Students are introduced to the key concepts, terminologies, and issues of marketing not only in specific businesses, but also in a broad social context. The module shows how sustainable market success can be achieved through business environment analysis and customer-centred product/services development. The module will examine the customer journey and stakeholder engagement to evaluate the impact of marketing activities on consumers, the environment, and society. Students will also benefit from gaining insights on the latest marketing thinking, trends, and techniques; learning from experienced marketing practitioners and developing creative mindset, cognitive flexibility, social and emotional intelligence to manage the plethora of opportunities and challenges that will help them to success in future world of work.CoreLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 1 2025-26FIN1014MLevel 42025-26Initiated from 2015 and officially founded in 2018, the LSMIF is set up with a structure similar to any other professionally run fund management company with students running every aspect of the fund, from CEO to analyst. It is one of only few of this kind in the United Kingdom. The fund uses money raised from donors to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange. It is organized, run and managed the same way as an investment company in the real world. The fund has got sponsorship and advisory support from UK leading wealth management companies such as Brewin Dolphin and Mattioli Woods with senior officers from them joining the Board of Advisors. This fund gives students the opportunity to work as analysts, investment managers, CFO, CIO, CEO etc. Students also have the chances to meet, discuss and learn from experts in the field in Quarterly Investment Committee Meetings series. Students are given additional training relating to their works.OptionalEthics, Sustainability and Responsibility 2026-27MGT2291MLevel 52026-27This module builds on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the ‘purpose’ of the Principles of Responsible Management Education, as well as the ‘essence’ of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Vision 2050, to develop the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of students to be future creators of sustainable value for business, and to work towards an increasingly inclusive society and a more sustainable global economy. This involves rethinking and reengineering business strategies and activities, to understand organisational constructs and influences, as well as that of their ’own agency’, to be the change that produces and secures economic, social, and environmental value for current and future generations. This means systematically examining contemporary business, economic development, and the historic relationships with a ‘Eurocentric’ social-cultural construct within global commerce and management, to discover a fairer and increasingly viable future. As a consequence, this module will ask students to explore and reflect on responsible management, sustainability, and ethical practice, as well as the resultant effects on global society, and the environmental costs created by human interaction as they analyse and evaluate contrasting strategies and approaches. This will not only provide a better understanding of the challenges of responsibly managing sustainability and ethical practice but will also identify and emphasise the questions to be addressed in respect of their future management endeavours.CoreHuman Resource Management 2026-27HRM2105MLevel 52026-27This module endeavours to provide an introduction to the importance of the Human Resource Management (HRM) function in an organisational context. The module explores and examines the strategic role of HRM and its contribution to the operational aspects of the HR function to support workforce planning in light of the broader business, social and ethical context. The module provides an important oversight for both aspiring HR practitioners and also future organisational managers.CoreInnovations in Finance (Applied Financial Management) 2026-27FIN2019MLevel 52026-27The purpose of the module is to familiarise and develop students’ awareness and ability to command the various initiatives and tools within finance. The focus will be the introduction of the regulatory environment and requirements to “practice”, which will enhance employability of students. Sections of the learning schedule are kept open to ensure that the module is teaching the most current issues in financial developments. Technical skills are taught with the aid of computer data sources and constructs of coding, and financial mathematics, through programming software. Developments in financing methods and related articles will also be introduced and explored within sessions. The module reinforces the importance of an ethical and professional approach, through the review and knowledge of codes of conduct and various external verification techniques and enforcement mechanisms. The module is designed to give students technical ability and relevant knowledge and skills of real-world developments in finance, which is useful from an employability perspective.CoreInternational Economics 2026-27ECO2006MLevel 52026-27This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.CoreOperations Management 2026-27BUS2141MLevel 52026-27This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organisations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.CoreCompetition and Regulation 2026-27ECO2103MLevel 52026-27This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.OptionalContemporary Issues in Banking 2026-27FIN2138MLevel 52026-27In the last couple of decades the banking industry was at the heart of dramatic changes, including deregulation, financial innovation and globalization. This module is designed to examine these developments and their effects on the banking sector. The module continues by providing students with the opportunity to analyse contemporary issues in banking that emerged as responses to these global developments. These issues include the provision of credit and in particular credit rationing, securitization of debt, and competition and mergers in the banking sector.OptionalCross Cultural Management 2026-27MGT2034MLevel 52026-27This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different culturesOptionalFinancial Management (Exempt) 2026-27FIN2017MLevel 52026-27The aim of this module is to introduce the role of the financial manager and the impact of economic environment on financial management function. The module can help students to develop abilities to evaluate, interpret, and discuss key issues surrounding investment, financing, and working capital management decisions. The module begins by considering the financial management function and environment before introducing the time value of money and discounted cash flow allowing students to develop investment appraisal and business valuation techniques. Business finance and capital structure theories will also be considered.OptionalFinancial Management (Non-Exempt) 2026-27FIN2018MLevel 52026-27The aim of this module is to introduce the role of the financial manager and the impact of economic environment on financial management function. The module helps students to develop abilities to evaluate, interpret and discuss key issues surrounding investment, financing, and working capital management decisions. The module begins by considering the financial management function and environment before introducing the time value of money and discounted cash flow allowing students to develop investment appraisal and business valuation techniques. Business finance and capital structure theories will also be considered.OptionalFinancial Markets and Institutions 2026-27FIN2139MLevel 52026-27This module is designed to make students aware of international financial markets and institutions. The need for financial markets and institutions is the underlying scope of the module and students have the opportunity to investigate this importance for their own countries.OptionalLIBS International Year Abroad 2026-27MGT2286MLevel 52026-27Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: - enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience; - facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development; - enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the University’s approved partner institutions. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process. Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 2 2026-27FIN2146MLevel 52026-27The LSMIF will be designed to provide students with the essential knowledge on the following main knowledge blocks - at intermediate level for Year 2: - How stock markets work and how to read financial data - Valuation techniques including cash flow projections, dividend growth modelling, and comparative analysis. - Market timing and technical analysis. - Asset allocation optimization - Quarterly investment committee meetings with experts from the industry. - Investment discussion meetings.OptionalMacroeconomic Environment for Business 2026-27ECO2110MLevel 52026-27This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the world’s economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.OptionalMoney, Banking and Financial Markets 2026-27FIN2141MLevel 52026-27This module focuses upon the primary statement of roles which participants in the financial landscape provide. These roles are central to the idea of money and role which it plays in the modern landscape in terms of the flow of funds as a framework. The module aims to provide a brief introduction to the major participants; banks, pension funds, insurance companies and the management role of funds which they have.OptionalPrinciples of Project Management 2026-27BUS2040MLevel 52026-27This module aims to provide a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, with the aim of developing the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module provides students with the chance to develop an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically oriented introduction to the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions (scope, time, cost, quality, risk). To adequately balance the hard skills learned, the module also involves an appreciation of how to communicate with project stakeholders and an understanding of the organisational and human issues involved in managing projects.OptionalProfessional Practice 2026-27MGT2037MLevel 52026-27This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.OptionalServices Marketing and Relationship Strategies 2026-27MKT2115Level 52026-27Increasing standards of living and wealth in society has resulted in more of our income spent on services rather than manufactured goods. In a similar vein, more of the working population are earning their living from providing services. Meanwhile, traditional marketing and marketing units tend to be product based rather than reflecting the importance of the consumption of services and the implications. The more recent trend of sustainable business shifts strategic attention to building consumer relationships through various components and concepts of services marketing, putting more emphasis on fostering customer loyalty and retention. In view of the economic and marketing trends, this module is not simply an extension of traditional marketing. It provides students with an understanding of services marketing and relationship strategies in business to prepare them for entering a broader scope of industries both within UK and international contexts. Topics currently analysed in academic research and adopted by industry will be explored to provide currency and timely application of these insights. The module will include but is not limited to exploring the environmental context of services business and the way the extended marketing mix can be used to evaluate the service environment. Principles of relational marketing will be introduced with specific focus on the development of customer retention strategies. Tactical use of services marketing will be explored to develop customer relationships that build loyalty and increase value.OptionalStrategic Marketing Planning 2026-27MKT2021MLevel 52026-27OptionalCorporate Actions and Risk Management 2027-28FIN3041MLevel 62027-28The aim of this module is to equip students with the skills to review and analyse corporate actions, such as mergers and divestments, from a strategy and finance context. The focus in this module will be technical and calculation based, building on knowledge gained in previous modules. Beyond these elements of finance, the module will also focus upon elements drawn from Financial Management in level 5, specifically considering how the prices of derivatives are estimated. A variety of models and wider applications will be reviewed, such as simulations and other computer-based techniques, with the intention of deriving solutions to firm-based problems.CorePersonal Investment Planning 2027-28FIN3017MLevel 62027-28The aim of the module is to introduce students to the wide variety of investment categories which provide savings and investment structures for individuals. The content of the module addresses core financial needs of individuals, such as housing transactions [Mortgages, Equity withdrawal, etc.] and insurance products [not general insurance] that enable students to develop financial plans to solve individual client needs. As well as product awareness, the module will review the super-structure and supporting institutions around individual financial services, with a view to enhance the support for ethical and robust financial services.CorePersonal Taxation 2027-28ACC3179MLevel 62027-28This module aims to: - promote an understanding of the finances of the individual and the unincorporated business unit based on the latest Finance Act. - develop analytical skills which can be utilised in the assessment of business planning opportunities. The module is designed to provide an overview of personal taxation including unincorporated business and the implementation of tax through the planning process. It is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to incorporate and assess the impact of tax in personal and business decisions. The unit will also examine in detail the practicalities of the UK Tax system on income and capital and examine ways in which exemptions and reliefs can be used to defer or minimise tax liabilities. The unit will be a blend of practical and theoretical analysis. It will employ the use of case studies and the preparation of computations as well as considering the conceptual underpinnings of taxation as a subject.CoreStrategy 2027-28MGT3286Level 62027-28This module aims to introduce the concepts, theories, and techniques of strategic management, enabling learners to develop a well informed and critical understanding of the business environment. Students can also develop the tools and frameworks to analyse and evaluate complex, changing, and emerging issues facing 21st century organisations, help them to know and conceive how organisation can create and sustain competitive advantage over rivals in the marketplace.CoreAdvanced Financial Management (Exempt) 2027-28FIN3039MLevel 62027-28The aim of the model is to introduce students to the higher-level aspects of financial risk management, and how to use the products which are available in the market to manage these variables. The module covers wider economic concepts related to finance such as how a firm's organisational variables of risk and returns fit into the broader economy. The module then reviews the “final” aspects of a firm's corporate finance decisions, including that of the “distribution decision”, considering whether these are important or not, depending on the theoretical underpinnings. The final segment of the teaching and learning focuses upon how organisations should and can use various methodologies to mitigate the risks which they choose to expose themselves to. Students in this module are expected to demonstrate an ability to comprehend and use the tools.OptionalAdvanced Financial Management (Non-Exempt) 2027-28FIN3040MLevel 62027-28The aim of the model is to introduce students to the higher-level aspects of financial risk management, and how to use the products which are available in the market to manage these variables. The module covers wider economic concepts related to finance such as how a firm's organisational variables of risk and returns fit into the broader economy. The module then reviews the “final” aspects of a firm's corporate finance decisions, including that of the “distribution decision”, considering whether these are important or not, depending on the theoretical underpinnings. The final segment of the teaching and learning focuses upon how organisations should and can use various methodologies to mitigate the risks which they choose to expose themselves to. Students in this module are expected to demonstrate an ability to comprehend and use the tools.OptionalBehavioural Finance and Economics 2027-28ECO3003MLevel 62027-28This module aims to widen the concepts and motivations in understanding the economic activities of agents, and develops an appreciation of why these are different from standard/neo-classical economics. The module draws on the recent research from the area of behavioural finance, biology and psychology to present a foundation, upon which to build a more critical understanding of the rational economics foundations. The module covers alternative modus operandi for economic interactions, such as Prospect Theory and other models. The module investigates situations and the assumptions about behaviour which gives rise to certain behavioural biases, which constitute observable phenomena. These are then generalised to the “probable effects” on markets.OptionalCrisis Management 2027-28TOU3120MLevel 62027-28This module addresses the implications of interruption to business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effect of such interruption. Students are introduced to the underlying rationale for crisis management and business continuity initiatives both from a theoretical and professional perspective. The module examines the positioning of crisis management within an organisation’s overall strategic plan by reference to examples of good practice from organisations at home and abroad. Students can examine the role and function of effective crisis communication during times of crisis. Approaches to crisis management are evaluated and applied to a range of organisational case studies. The module also explores the relationship between crisis management and risk management which is seen as an inherent part of all businesses and which is further compounded by the uncertainties with the nature of product and consumer.OptionalDecision-Making and Game Theory 2027-28ECO3101MLevel 62027-28This module aims to provide an introduction to decision-making in different environments. After a short review of the rational choice paradigm, the module seeks to explore intertemporal decision problems and Expected Utility Theory (EUT). Building on EUT, students will apply their knowledge of game theory to develop different solutions to a strategic situation of their choice.OptionalDigital Business and E-Commerce 2027-28MKT3093MLevel 62027-28This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an overview of e-business by reviewing how firms run their businesses, organise operational infrastructures, share information with business partners and communicate with customers. It explores the role of e-commerce (that is, the trading of goods and services through online systems such as e-sales and e-purchases) on market position, competition and sustainability, and encourages student to reflect on the changing nature of the relationship between the supplier and user/the human and the digital interface.OptionalDisaster Management 2027-28TOU3119MLevel 62027-28This module examines the various scenaria that arise during the management of natural disasters. It enables students to examine different ‘disaster’ situations and competing approaches to disaster management intervention measures. The module aims to expose students to the anatomy of disaster and to reflect upon the best strategic practices for the management and control of disasters and emergencies. The module uses real case studies to demonstrate the importance of preparedness for disaster, and the need for effective recovery and rehabilitation measures. Students are introduced to the levels of command and the systems in place for any situation requiring major emergency or disaster management. The module also examines the position of relief workers and victims caught up in disaster. As such, this module analyses a range of strategic options in terms of theory and practice. The development of strategic thinking is relevant to both those interested in uniformed and non-uniformed public sector management. The module aims to increase students’ awareness of the nature and management of disasters, drawing on an interdisciplinary approach. It is designed to enable graduates to engage with and relate to disaster professionals with confidence and commitment.OptionalEnvironmental Management Accountancy and Strategic Thinking 2027-28ACC3178MLevel 62027-28This module recognises the many different types of decisions that managers are required to make and aims to increase awareness about the importance of social and environmental issues. It explores how management accounting information can be used in support of business decisions and considers management accounting tools in planning, controlling, and supporting the implementation of the organisation’s strategies. The module is designed to apply strategic thinking to management accounting, sustainability, investment appraisal, profitability, and costing. It offers students opportunities to apply management accounting skills to develop strategic thinking, planning, and ability to evaluate and discuss environmental management accounting issues. Academic journal articles, professional bodies publications, and case studies provide the conceptual basis for the module to understand specific management accounting techniques in action.OptionalGlobal Entrepreneurship 2027-28BUS3578MLevel 62027-28Students undertaking this module can learn how to identify, recognise, and use entrepreneurial skills, skills which are sought after throughout industry and government organisations. The module ultimately aims to equip students with a comprehensive depth and range of entrepreneurial theory.OptionalIndependent Project - Research 2027-28FIN3042MLevel 62027-28The Final Independent Research Project, allows students to undertake a substantive piece of research in the context of both their chosen degree specialism and Lincoln International Business School's commitment to principles of responsible management. Research areas will be framed by areas of research expertise existing with relevant departments. Students will progress through guided research and workshops to supervised independent study.OptionalIndependent Project - Responsible Enterprise 2027-28FIN3044MLevel 62027-28Students can elect to undertake their final project as an enterprise project, culminating the development of a business plan for a new enterprise. Planned ventures will be framed by Lincoln International Business Schools commitment to Principles of Responsible Management and as such prospective start-ups will need to evaluate their proposed venture in the context of sustainable development. Student will be provided with appropriate academic support and business advice.OptionalIndependent Project- Negotiated Client Based Project 2027-28FIN3043MLevel 62027-28The Negotiated Client Based Project is an elective which develops the skills and understanding of what makes a successful consultant, whilst reviewing industry sustainability issues and what is needed to support a company through change. The Negotiated Client Based Project (NCBP) sits alongside other forms of independent study at Level 6 including (but not exclusively) Independent Research Project, or Independent Responsible Enterprise Project. Students are encouraged to learn and understand the challenges, opportunities and skills required by organisations to make effective decisions on behalf of a client in a “live business” environment. This module enables students to consider success and failure aspects of business and marketing within the context of LIBS commitment to Principles of Responsible Management and sustainable development.OptionalLeadership Practice 2027-28MGT3289Level 62027-28The module adopts a practice based approach. The module will explore skills associated with leadership practice and provide an opportunity to rehearse and develop these skills in a supportive and safe environment. Participants will learn about their own behaviours and those of others and receive and give feedback to enable personal development.OptionalLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 3 2027-28FIN3035MLevel 62027-28Initiated from 2015 and officially founded in 2018, the LSMIF is set up with a structure similar to any other professionally run fund management company with students running every aspect of the fund, from CEO to analyst. It is one of only few of this kind in the United Kingdom. The fund uses money raised from donors to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange. It is organized, run and managed the same way as an investment company in the real world. The fund has got sponsorship and advisory support from UK leading wealth management companies such as Brewin Dolphin and Mattioli Woods with senior officers from them joining the Board of Advisors. This fund gives students the opportunity to work as analysts, investment managers, CFO, CIO, CEO etc. Students also have the chances to meet, discuss and learn from experts in the field in Quarterly Investment Committee Meetings series. Students are given additional training relating to their works.OptionalPrivate Banking and Wealth Management 2027-28FIN3030MLevel 62027-28Private Banking and Wealth Management is a module targeted at students who wish to build upon their previous knowledge of financial markets and products by analysing and evaluating the core financial service of wealth management. The module aims to both broaden students’ knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry and further develop their intellectual and practical skills via the analysis and evaluation of the wealth management process.Optional

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. In addition to the information provided on this course page, our What You Need to Know page offers explanations on key topics including programme validation/revalidation, additional costs, contact hours, and our return to face-to-face teaching.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. In addition to the information provided on this course page, our What You Need to Know page offers explanations on key topics including programme validation/revalidation, additional costs, contact hours, and our return to face-to-face teaching.

How you are assessed

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The University of Lincoln's policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

How you are assessed

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The University of Lincoln's policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Exemptions

This course currently provides exemptions from elements of examination for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Depending on the exemptions sought, students may be required to undertake specific modules. Other exemptions are achieved upon completion of the course. These include: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Papers F1, F2 and F3 on completion of the degree, and F9 on completion of modules Financial Management and Advanced Financial Management.

Bloomberg Terminal

Students can use our Bloomberg Terminal, which is designed to help industry professionals make better-informed investment decisions by offering the latest market news along with historical data and an international network to communicate securely and reliably. Bloomberg offers a practical resource for students to reinforce the theories they learn in lectures, and enable them to become familiar with the tools used by today’s financial services professionals.

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Professional Practice Year

Full-time students have the option of a year-long professional practice placement after the second year, providing real-world experience. A Placement Year Fee is payable to the University of Lincoln during this year for students joining in 2025/26 and beyond. Students are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and living costs. Completion leads to a BA (Hons) Business and Finance (with Professional Practice); without the placement, it's a BA (Hons) Business and Finance. 

International Study Year

An optional year abroad is available for full-time students between the second and third years. Successful completion results in a BSc (Hons) Business and Finance (International Study Year). A Study Abroad Tuition Fee is payable to the University of Lincoln during this year for students joining in 2025/26 and beyond. No extra tuition fee is payable to the host university, but students are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and living costs. Travel grants and an overseas rate maintenance loan may be available for eligible students from Student Finance. The University’s Global Opportunities Team can provide further support and guidance.   

Student Managed Investment Fund

Lincoln International Business School offers the Student Managed Investment Fund (LSMIF), which is an investment fund created, operated, and maintained by students within the school, with everything running within the real-world environment of finance.

One of only a handful of its kind in the UK, students will be managing real money with the objective of making positive returns while managing risk. Industry veteran and long-time lecturer Hao Quach can help support the students throughout, utilising his years of experience in all aspects of investment banking and 20 years teaching in many countries.

What Can I Do with a Business and Finance Degree?

A wide variety of opportunities exist in many areas of business and finance around the world. These include roles in financial management, investment banking, advertising, marketing, e-commerce, human resources, and project management.

The course was excellent for broadening your knowledge of both the financial and wider objectives of a business. It had many modules and this was something that attracted me to the course as there were plenty of options throughout the three years.

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

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Entry Requirements 2024-25

United Kingdom

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.

International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma from a minimum of 2 Higher Level subjects.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent.

T Level: Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs to include a grade 5 in Maths, a 4 in English and one further GCSE graded at 4 or above. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and do accept a combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTECs, EPQ etc.

We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

The University of Lincoln's International College also offers university preparation courses for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements. Upon successful completion, students can progress to Bachelor's study at the University of Lincoln. Please visit https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/internationalcollege/ for more information.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Contextual Offers

At Lincoln, we recognise that not everybody has had the same advice and support to help them get to higher education. Contextual offers are one of the ways we remove the barriers to higher education, ensuring that we have fair access for all students regardless of background and personal experiences. For more information, including eligibility criteria, visit our Offer Guide pages.

Entry Requirements 2025-26

United Kingdom

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit.

T Level: Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall.

GCSE's: Minimum of three to include a grade 5 in Maths, a 4 in English and one further GCSE graded at 4 or above. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.


The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and do accept a combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTECs, EPQ etc.

We may also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

https://www.lincoln.ac....andacademicstudyskills/

The University of Lincoln's International College also offers university preparation courses for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements. Upon successful completion, students can progress to Bachelor's study at the University of Lincoln. Please visit https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/internationalcollege/ for more information.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Contextual Offers

At Lincoln, we recognise that not everybody has had the same advice and support to help them get to higher education. Contextual offers are one of the ways we remove the barriers to higher education, ensuring that we have fair access for all students regardless of background and personal experiences. For more information, including eligibility criteria, visit our Offer Guide pages.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. To help support students from outside of the UK, we are also delighted to offer a number of international scholarships which range from £1,000 up to the value of 50 per cent of tuition fees. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. To help support students from outside of the UK, we are also delighted to offer a number of international scholarships which range from £1,000 up to the value of 50 per cent of tuition fees. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Find out More by Visiting Us

The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to visit us in person. We offer a range of opportunities across the year to help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.

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The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.