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Mathematics with Management & Finance BSc

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Overview

Our Mathematics with Management & Finance BSc offers you the opportunity to study mathematics at an advanced level at the same time as developing an understanding of the principles and developing trends in management and finance. This combination of modules is particularly valuable if you are considering a future career in management, especially in the finance sector. In your third year you will focus on topics relevant to financial mathematics.

You may transfer to the four year Mathematics with Management & Finance with a Year Abroad BSc pathway and spend your third year studying abroad, before returning to complete a final year with us. This depends on you reaching a certain grade average and being accepted by a partner university.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

  • Central location puts you at the heart of the business and financial world, and close to major libraries and many leading societies, including the London Mathematical Society.
  • Leading centre of research, with 87 per cent of research in the Department of Mathematics and 82 per cent of research in the King’s Business School classed as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).
  • Wide choice of modules taught by renowned experts.
  • Friendly and supportive learning environment.
  • Research-led curriculum encourages you to critically analyse and debate a wide range of contemporary management issues.
  • Our graduates are highly employable, entering into careers that include banking, consultancy, accountancy, marketing, advertising and management.

Key information

UCAS code G1N2

Duration Three years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Major/minor honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Department Department of Mathematics

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Course detail

Description

We have designed our course for students who want to study mathematics at degree level, but who also plan to work in a managerial role, especially in the financial sector. The mathematical part of the course will give you a foundation in all branches of mathematics, including algebra, analysis, statistics, geometry, probability and mathematical methods. As you progress through the course you will focus more on topics which are specifically relevant to financial mathematics.

About a quarter of this course focuses on management topics, including accounting, communication, marketing, economics, and human resource management. During your first year you will follow a set course of modules, but as the course progresses you will have the opportunity to specialise.

Teaching

You are expected spend approximately 10 hours work per credit for each module you attend in your degree, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module: lectures, tutorials, independent study, coursework and preparation for examinations.

King’s Business School will teach your management modules. It fosters an interdisciplinary, social science ethos with a highly stimulating intellectual environment that attracts leading scholars.

Assessment

The primary method of assessment for this degree is written examination. You may also be assessed by essays, practical examination, oral presentation, reports, class tests and projects. The nature of assessment varies by module.

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. In each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

Required Modules

You are required to take:

Mathematics

  • Calculus I (15 credits)
  • Linear Algebra & Geometry I (15 credits)
  • Sequences & Series (15 credits)
  • Calculus II (15 credits)
  • Probability & Statistics I (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Dynamical Systems (15 credits)
Optional Modules

Management & Finance

You are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Accounting (15 credits)
  • Principles of Economics (15 credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (15 credits)

Year 2

Required Modules

You are required to take:

Mathematics

  • Introduction to Algebra (15 credits)
  • Real Analysis for Maths with Management & Finance (15 credits)
  • Linear Algebra & Geometry II (15 credits)
  • Applied Differential Equations (15 credits)
Optional Modules

Mathematics

You are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Classical Dynamics (15 credits)
  • Probability & Statistics II (15 credits)
  • Complex Analysis (15 credits)
  • Geometry of Surfaces (15 credits)
  • Statistical Modelling (15 credits)
  • Discrete Mathematics (15 credits)

 

Management

You are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include

  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
    • Corporate Finance (15 credits)
    • Technology & Innovation (15 credits)
    • Law & Management (15 credits)
    • Intermediate Macro (15 credits)
    • Intermediate Micro (15 credits)
    • Consumer Behaviour (15 credits)
    • International Business (15 credits)
    • Investment Management (15 credits)
    • Government & Business (15 credits)

Year 3

Mathematics with Management & Finance with a Year Abroad BSc

Students on the four year course will spend their third year studying abroad before returning to complete a final year with King’s. This will depend on reaching a certain grade average and being accepted by a partner university. Our partner institutions currently include:

  • Hong Kong University
  • National University of Singapore
  • University of California
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • University of Chicago
  • McGill University

Mathematics with Management & Finance BSc If you are studying the three year BSc, you will take the final year modules in your third year.

Required Modules
Optional Modules

Year 4

Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • Mathematical Finance I: Discrete Time (15 credits)

At least two and at most three of the following modules:

  • Mathematical Finance II: Continuous Time (15 credits)
  • Modules from the Business School as listed below under the Management heading.
Optional Modules

Management

Students have a range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Money & Banking (15 credits)
  • Leadership: Theory & Practice (15 credits)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (15 credits)
  • International Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Communications in Organisations (15 credits)
  • International Financial Systems (15 credits)
  • Organisational Change (15 credits)
  • Psychology of Entrepreneurship & Innovation (15 credits)
  • Digital Marketing (15 credits)
  • Diversity & Inclusion (15 credits)
  • Business Strategy (15 credits)

 

Mathematics

You are required to take modules to complete your 120 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Classical Dynamics (15 credits)
  • Mathematical Theory of Collective Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Metric Spaces & Topology (15 credits)
  • Complex Analysis (15 credits)
  • Special Relativity & Electromagnetism (15 credits)
  • Third Year Project (15 credits)
  • Rings and Modules (15 credits)
  • Numerical & Computational Methods (15 credits)
  • Theory of Complex Networks (15 credits)
  • Geometry of Surfaces (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Number Theory (15 credits)
  • Galois Theory (15 credits)
  • University Ambassador Scheme (15 credits)
  • Space-Time Geometry & General Relativity (15 credits)
  • Representation Theory of Finite Groups (15 credits)
  • Mathematical Biology (15 credits)
  • Statistical Modelling (15 credits)
  • Time Series Analysis (15 credits)
  • Statistical Inference (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Probability (15 credits)

 

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Entry requirements

 

Required grades

AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Required grades

35 points overall (including TOK/EE) and three Higher Level subjects at 666

Required grades

45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required grades

D3 D3 D3

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

85% overall

Required grades

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements


Entry requirements
A-Level 

AAA 

or

A*AB

Must include grade A in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

or

Must include grade A* in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics

or

Must include grade A in Mathematics and A* in Further Mathematics

Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS Level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

Access to HE Diploma 

D: 36 credits

M: 9 credits

P: 0 credits

Access to Maths/Maths & Computing Diploma (or similar subject) with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. Additionally, you may be asked to obtain either 3 in any two STEP papers or a Distinction in AEA Mathematics, if you do not have A-level equivalent study in Mathematics and/or Further Mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U

D3 D3 D3

or

D2 D3 M2

Must include grade D3 in Mathematics and Further Mathematics (full course)

or

Must include grade D3 in Mathematics and D2 Further Mathematics (full course)

or

Must include grade D2 in Mathematics and D3 Further Mathematics (full course)

The one year Short Course in Further Mathematics will only be accepted only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

DDM with 11 Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A-level Mathematics and grade A in AS-level Further Mathematics.

Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS-level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

DD with 8 Distinctions, in addition to grade A in A-level Mathematics and grade A in AS-level Further Mathematics. 

Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS-level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

D with 4 modules at Distinction and two A-levels at grades AA, including grade in A both Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Further Mathematics will be accepted at AS-level grade A only if you additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

AAB at Highers

and

AA at Advanced Highers

Must include grade A in Advanced Higher Maths.

Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

International Baccalaureate 35 points

Must include 6,6,6 at Higher Level, and including grade 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics.

or

Must include 7,6,5 at Higher Level, and including grade 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics.

The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. 

Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study Analysis and Approaches at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme

Other International Qualifications   Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band E Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Non-academic requirements

Scholastic activities (Very Desirable) 

The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree: 

If you narrowly fail to meet your A-level offer, we will take your performance in STEP or AEA into account.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2019

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is £18,900 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

Additional costs

If you study abroad as part of your course, King's will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities.                                                                                                                                                     

King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees.  At present these are as follows: 

  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling. 

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Financial help and support

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Career prospects

A degree in mathematics is one of the most flexible qualifications you can obtain, and as a result our graduates are among the best paid and the least likely to be unemployed. Many mathematics graduates become statisticians, actuaries, scientists, accountants, and so on. More and more often they are also going into careers in life sciences or the City, and the management and finance aspects of this course will put you in the ideal position to follow a career in finance. There is also considerable demand for graduates of mathematics in the teaching profession.

Career destinations

Our recent graduates have found employment as:

  • Actuarial Analyst, Deloitte
  • Graduates in the Fashion Industry scheme, Lyle and Scott
  • Teacher, Harris Academy
  • Accounting Associate, Ernst & Young
  • Financial Analyst, GE Healthcare
  • Mathematical Developer, Oakham
  • Audit Assistant, KPMG
  • Finance Assistant, Eden Finance
  • Management Consultant 
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Project Assistant, HSBC
  • Qualify Management Technician, Pacific Life Insurance
  • Systems Analyst, QBE

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