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New BSc in Finance and Management with Venice: Premium Degree at a Competitive Price

The University of Reading and Henley Business School’s commitment to increasing student mobility internationally has led to the launch of a new BSc in Finance and Management in collaboration with the University of Venice starting in September 2015.

Students will spend their first and third year at Henley Business School in Reading while the second year will be fully taught in Venice (in English) by the prestigious Ca’ Foscari University.

To widen participation and launch the new degree, student fees have been reduced for both EU and non-EU applicants, relative to other programmes offered by Henley Business School. The School is further promoting this initiative by granting all UK students a £4,000 scholarship.

All EU students can apply for a loan sponsored by the UK government to cover university fees for the duration of the degree. [1] More details can be found at (

Degree overview To navigate today’s complex business environment, anyone wishing to undertake a career in the finance industry, large corporations or as an entrepreneur needs in-depth knowledge across a broad spectrum of disciplines. This degree offers a unique opportunity to gain the right level of understanding of the key aspects of corporate financing, business management, accounting, economics and business law. It includes one year of study at the University of Venice, a prestigious institution with a long tradition of teaching and research in these fields – a unique and truly international experience.

Who should apply? Students will come from a wide range of backgrounds and share an aptitude for mathematics and an interest in business, management and finance.

Career opportunities This degree prepares students for managerial roles in a variety of sectors including the banking, investment and insurance industries, and in the finance functions of large enterprises.

What you will study In the first year you will study the core subjects of finance, economics and accounting and will be introduced to computer simulations of securities dealing and spreadsheet modelling. In the second year (at the University of Venice) you will undertake a wide range of management modules including human resource management, international business strategy, marketing, management accounting and business law together with a research project in a finance related area. The third year offers a blend of finance and management modules and more opportunities for specialisation. You will be able to choose modules from a broad range of options which will allow you to tailor your degree towards your own needs, interests and aims.

Fee structure

UK £9,000 £1,350* £9,000
EU (non-UK) £9,000 £5,350** £9,000
Non-EU £17,350 £9,600*** £17,350

* Net of a £4,000 scholarship granted by the University of Reading to all UK students. ** Includes a £4,000 fee due to the University of Venice. *** Includes a £7,000 fee due to the University of Venice.

Entry requirements

GCSE: English grade B or above A Level: AAB from 3 A Levels. Must include AS Level Mathematics grade B or above International Baccalaureate: Achieve 35 overall. Must also include grade 6 in standard level Mathematics.

For further information please see

For “How to Apply” guidelines see or email:

[1] Please note that (1) the fees charged by the University of Venice (£4,000 for EU students) are not covered by the loan and (2) students of this degree will not be eligible for ERASMUS+ scholarships.

Published 6 November 2014

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