Finance

Understand the purpose of the finance function in the business studies curriculum, see real life examples within our case studies with downloads

Supporting new business start-ups

Barclays is a major global financial services provider. It operates in over 50 countries and employs more than 156,000 people. In 2008, Barclays had...

Private Finance Initiatives

PricewaterhouseCoopers was created in 1998 by the merger of two firms - Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand - each with historical roots going...

Managing financial risk

There is an element of risk in an activity when the outcome cannot be predicted with any certainty, or when the outcome is known...

Managing trading risk

This case study examines the importance of futures trading and focuses more specifically on commodity futures trading. The futures market plays a key role...

Costing aircraft components

When we think about the cost of an aircraft, we tend to think of the cost of buying the product rather than the costs...