Coventry University

International Finance and Banking BSc (Hons) top-up

Do you speak another language and are you interested in banking and finance? Then international banking and finance could be an ideal potential future career option for you.

This course is designed for international students and as such, is designed with a specific focus on banking and finance in an international context, incorporating the study of the English language for business, to better prepare you for potential global career options in areas such as business, accountancy or financial management.

If you are a UK student and would like to study the course, please contact us at info.fbl@coventry.ac.uk for more information.

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.

Career Prospects

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Develop a critical understanding of appropriate research theories and empirical evidence relevant to banking policy, regulation and ethical practice.
  • Assess banking and financial institutions’ operations within an international context by comparing different approaches to financial regulation and practice.
  • Constructively analyse theoretical and empirical approaches to solving banking and financial problems in an international context.
  • Apply financial modelling and analytical tools when conducting research using a variety of finance and finance-related resources such as relevant databases and literature in order to resolve typical finance and banking issues.
  • Demonstrate digital literacy by using information, communication and digital technologies in solving different financial problems and be aware of emerging financial technologies that play a significant role in the finance and banking world now and in the future.
  • Make rational decisions that take into account ethical issues faced by the finance and banking industry today and demonstrate awareness of the role played by ethics in making financial decisions.
  • Understand what is meant by, and what is involved in, the risk management of financial issues and relevant factors influential to the investment behaviour of firms.
  • Demonstrate enhanced employability including attributes such as professionalism, and interpersonal and communication skills to enable the effective oral written presentation of work, whilst also showing initiative and the ability to work independently.

Upon successful completion, you should be well placed to pursue a variety of potential future career options in finance, management, accounting, banking, personal and corporate finance and IT in private, public and third sector organisations. Subject to further training or qualification, you could find yourself exploring potential future roles as an accountant, auditor, business analyst, investment consultant, stock controller, tax assistant or teacher.



Further study

Alternatively, you may decide to pursue postgraduate study opportunities by studying courses such as Accounting and Financial Management MSc or Finance MSc here at Coventry Business School, which could further enhance your employability.

Please note that further study opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.

Course Details

The below modules are studied in your first year when entering the course at Level 5. The modules in this year are intended to provide a strong background in Finance and Financial Theory, setting the basis for further specialism at Level 6. All modules are mandatory.

Alongside modules covering key areas of finance and banking, you will also study a module focused on employability skills, to help you as you progress into the world of work, and a module on academic English, to help further develop the English language skills needed in the globalised economy.


Year One

Principles of Finance - 20 credits
Business Accounting for Decision Making - 20 credits
English Skills for Finance - 10 credits
Employability Skills in Finance - 10 credits
Governance and Ethics in Finance - 20 credits
Software Applications in Finance - 20 credits
Quantitative Analysis - 20 credits

Year Two

International Banking and Financial Institutions - 20 credits
Financial Theory - 20 credits
Academic English for Finance - 10 credits
Employability Skills in Finance - 10 credits
Risk Management in Banking - 20 credits
Financial Technology - 20 credits
Analysis of Investments - 20 credits

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