Do you think you could cut it as an investment banker or City trader? Would you relish the challenge of overseeing multimillion pound portfolios? Are you interested in how financial markets operate? Our professionally recognised degree has been designed to teach skill sets used in careers in finance or investment. The nature and relevance of finance to all organisations, coupled with transferrable skills in creative problem solving and critical evaluation, are useful in a wide range of decision making roles.
We aim to deepen your understanding of financial decision-making, risk management and the behaviour of financial markets. We consider the governance of global enterprises and how finance shapes leadership, strategy and planning.
Throughout the course, teaching is designed to embed the professional skills required by business and finance sector employers, developing your specialist financial knowledge and bridging the gap between finance theory and practice.
We draw on actual case studies, innovative projects and use a range of practical exercises, such as trade games, portfolio creation and management, to simulate real-world financial practices. You’ll have access to the largest academic trading floor in Europe, which provides hands-on experience of market leading financial databases and platforms, including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Fitch Connect and DataStream, so you can practise making business decisions.
This course is formally recognised as a CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC) advantage programme. Successful completion of this degree provides eligibility to apply for certain Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) exemptions as part of the prior learning award recognition CII has offered BSc Finance until December 2017. We also enjoy links with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). Guest speakers have previously deliver sessions in topics such as commercial awareness, employability and working in the business sector.
Past students have undertaken placements and some students have gone on to work for prestigious companies including Microsoft, IBM, Tesco Graduate Scheme, Jaguar Land Rover and the NHS.