Coventry University - BSc (Hons) International Finance and Banking Top Up

Coventry University

BSc (Hons) International Finance and Banking Top Up

The finance and banking sectors continue to play major roles in the global economy – with the world’s top 1,000 banks having assets worth over $123 trillion as of 2019. Get the opportunity to learn the skills needed to enter the industry by studying International Finance and Banking.

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Aimed primarily at international students, this course can be entered in Year 2 (Level 5) or Year 3 (Level 6), and allows you to explore the function of financial markets and the banking system in an international context, while also having the opportunity to learn about major banking theories and how they can be applied to solve practical problems. The course also features modules dedicated to the growing area of Financial Technology, with topics covered including software applications for finance, cryptocurrency, blockchain and peer-to-peer lending.

By studying at Coventry Business School, you will get the opportunity to access our Trading Floor, which is currently one of the largest academic trading floors in Europe. Through using industry standard software, such as Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters Eikon, which can be accessed on the Trading Floor or in other computer labs, you can have the chance to tackle problems in a close to real-life environment, which should help you in your future career.

Entry Requirements

To enter at Level 6 for the one-year programme - 240 credits (Accreditation of prior learning with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) obtained in a relevant area, such as finance, banking or economics. A Higher National Diploma in a relevant related area, such as finance, banking or economics, with 240 credits awarded may also be considered for entry into the one-year programme, however this will be subject to approval from the Course Director.

To enter at Level 5 for the two-year programme - 120 credits (Accreditation of prior learning with 120 credits at level 4) obtained in a relevant area, such as finance, banking or economics.

This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required (subject to additional costs and availability).

Career Prospects

The skills and attributes you should develop throughout this course can enable you to pursue a potential career in the banking and financial sectors upon successful completion, in roles within organisations such as investment banks, commercial banks, or hedge funds. In addition, the knowledge and skills learnt through the financial modules studied and gained upon successful completion should also support career progression into financial services firms.

Our employability and work placement support team are on hand to offer advice, employment opportunities, CV/personal statement checks and placement advice, as well as hosting an annual Employment Fair, dedicated to students studying business and law courses.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. As well as the support available through the employability support team in the Faculty, the University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career, including a regular series of employer events.

Course Details

Designed to help you develop the skills needed for a career in the finance and banking sectors, this top-up course covers core finance modules, along with relevant banking modules, while also incorporating important elements of the economics and accounting disciplines. This approach should give you the opportunity to gain knowledge across a variety of areas, while also specialising in the skills needed to become a finance and banking professional.

With a strong focus on applying learning to practical situations, this course involves rigorous banking and regulation-based modules which should help to prepare you for potential work in the sector. Throughout the course, modules should allow you the opportunity to work on real case studies and explore tackling specific issues faced by banks in the global banking environment, using the skills you have learned to look at proposing recommendations on how to solve the problems.  

There are also modules covering contemporary developments in the industry, including Financial Technology, or FinTech, which give you the opportunity to gain insight into recent technological developments (such as blockchain and cloud computing), new emerging sectors (such as crypto-currencies and peer-to-peer lending), and take a look at the main players driving the growth of the FinTech industry.

Year 1

Principles of finance and banking
Business accounting for decision making
English skills for finance
Employability skills in finance
Governance in finance
Software applications in finance
Quantitative analysis

Year 2

International banking and financial institutions
Financial theory
Academic english for finance
Employability skills in finance
Risk management in banking
Financial technology
Analysis of investments

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