Banking, Finance and Management
BSc (Hons) 4 years full time sandwich
- About the Course
- Course Structure
- Entry Requirements
- Next Steps
Our Banking, Finance and Management course is a four year degree and includes a placement year as an integral part of the degree. Our final year students regularly comment on how the placement year aids their understanding of the material we teach in the final year and their employability.
Graduates of this course have a long and established track record of excellent employment, with many employed in the City of London by prestigious UK and international banking and finance organisations. This illustrates the high regard with which the degree is seen by leading graduate employers.
Combining the three elements of economic and banking theory, finance and management, the multidisciplinary nature of the course means that it also provides a strong foundation for careers in accounting and general management.
Taught by lecturers with first-hand industry experience, you will develop an understanding and awareness of the practices and problems of modern day business. You will also develop quantitative, communication and computing skills, as well as your ability to work in groups.
The first year introduces you to the core elements of banking, finance and management, while the second and final years will cover these elements in greater depth and also enable you to choose a number of subjects from a comprehensive list of options, allowing you to tailor your studies to focus on areas that support your career aspirations.
Our Banking, Finance and Management course has been approved by various professional bodies, and degree holders can receive exemptions from the examinations of such bodies as the Institute of Financial Services, the Association of Corporate Treasurers and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
An Enterprise Ethos
We encourage a spirit of enterprise here at Loughborough. It’s a key part of the Loughborough experience and it can really boost your job prospects. All our business courses include a module to develop our students’ enterprise and employability skills. We also deliver more specific modules in entrepreneurship for those with aspirations to start their own businesses.
Student Enterprise thrives on campus with a range of extra-curricular activities including business planning competitions, events, and support services for students with real business ideas.
Our great all-round student experience develops well-rounded graduates. Indeed, our graduates are so highly regarded by a wide range of employers that in the 2013 Graduate Market Review (High Fliers) Loughborough was listed as the 13th most targeted university by recruiters.
Over recent years our close partnerships with industry, commerce and the City has led to exceptionally high graduate employment rates and starting salaries significantly above the national average. While most of our graduates follow careers in banking and financial services, many have also moved into accountancy and the financial departments of multinational companies.
Example graduate destinations: Citigroup (Accounts Investigation Analyst); Deloitte (Enterprise Risk Services Consultant); Royal Bank of Scotland (Risk Manager); PricewaterhouseCoopers (Offshore Auditor)
Teaching and Learning
Our extensive and regular interaction with major companies around the world ensures all our teaching is commercially relevant. Find out more about how you will be taught and assessed at Loughborough to give the very best learning experience.
- Introduction to Banking
- Banking Law and Practice
- Financial Accounting
- Organisational Behaviour
- Micro and Macroeconomics
- Quantitative Methods for Business
- Business Modelling
- Skills for Study, Placement and Employment
- Organisations in the International Context
- Business Lending
- Human Resource Management
- Financial Management
- Accounting for Management Decisions
- Decision Making Analysis
- Economics of the Financial System
- Business Information Management
Plus three modules from a list of options, including: Operations Management, International Economics, International Business, International Management, Consumer Behaviour, Brand Management, International Employment Relations, and Information Systems Development
Your third year will be spent on a professional placement. This may be with a bank or other financial institution or with one of a broad range of UK companies.
- Financial Management and Corporate Policy
- Corporate and Wholesale Banking
- Principles of Strategic Management
- Strategy in Banking
Plus eight modules from a wide range of options, including: Financial Risk Management, Corporate Reconstruction and Turnaround, Analysing Careers, Knowledge Management, Marketing Communications, Small Business Issues, Business Planning for New Ventures, Technology in Business and Society, Strategic Information Management, Project Management, Business Ethics, Business Forecasting, Marketing Strategy and Planning, and Enterprise Resource Planning
The core subjects and options may vary from year to year. For the latest information please email us.
Entry Requirements - 2014 Entry
Information about the entry requirements for this course are below.
BSc (Hons) Banking, Finance and Management – N301 (4yrs)
|AAB-AAA normally at the same sitting (Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and General Studies not usually accepted). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects|
|A2 B1, plus Highers at A2 A2 A2 B1 B1|
|36 points minimum|
|Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD profile|
|Strong GCSE profile including minimum grade B in Maths and English Language (or equivalent)|
All applications must be made through UCAS. To find out what to do next, please read our how to apply section.
SQA AH = Scottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IB = International Baccalaureate Diploma DPS = Diploma in Professional Studies DIS = Diploma in Industrial Studies DIntS = Diploma in International Studies