Indicative course structure
This course combines two important subjects to gives you a firm foundation for a career in finance. You will develop the skills necessary to be successful in financial services such as banking, investment management, pension fund management, and insurance. During the course, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the role finance plays in the health of an economy.
The course will also have modules specifically focused on your employability and developing and enhancing the skill necessary to thrive in your future career.
The First Year introduces general business and finance modules, namely Principals of Finance and The Finance Professionals, which encompass Economics, Quantitative Methods and Ethics. These modules give our students a firm foundation and help them to build a general understanding of finance in the context of society.
The Second Year explores employability for our students. We focus on the academic concepts covering the general disciplines and the ongoing development of quantitative analysis skills, namely Econometrics, Business Ethics and Analysing Financial Statements. We enable our students to understand and process financial information in businesses so that they apply those skills in their future careers.
The Final Year focuses on analytical areas such as Banking, Current Issues, and Global Finance and markets. Our students can also choose from several specialist modules such as Public Finance and Behavioural Finance to ready our students if they choose to pursue a unique specialisation. During this year, our students develop in-depth professional skills that are needed for the next step of their intellectual/professional pursuits.
Work placement/ study abroad option: In this course, students can also have the opportunity of gaining valuable work experience by going on a year-long, paid work placement or studying abroad to polish up their foreign language skills. The Careers and Employment Service on College Lane offers a range of services to students and alumni to help with their career choices, finding employment (including placements), skills enhancement (including CV writing and interview technique) and preparation for the workplace. Also, students can Study Abroad, spending part of their degree course studying, living and experiencing life abroad at one of our partner universities across the globe.