Undergraduate study - Business
Banking, Finance and Management
This degree programme is intended to equip graduates for careers in the banking and financial services sectors - not only in retail or branch banking but also in central functions such as marketing, in corporate and wholesale banking and in other parts of the financial sector, including the capital markets and treasury management.
The multidisciplinary nature of the programme means that it can also provide you with a good base for careers in accounting or more general management. The degree is distinctive in combining the three elements of economics and banking theory, finance theory and management education and is highly regarded within the banking and financial services sectors.
The degree programme has been approved by various professional bodies and degree holders receive exemptions from the examinations of such bodies as the ifs, the Association of Corporate Treasurers and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
The programme seeks to develop a broad understanding of managerial, financial, legal, and economic concepts and enables you to gain an awareness of the current practices and problems implicit in modern-day banking, finance and general management.
In the first year of the programme, students are introduced to the core elements of banking, finance and management, which we complement with quantitative, computing, communication, presentation, group work and time management skills.
In the second and final (fourth) years, students study core banking, finance and management topics in more depth and are allowed to choose a number of optional subjects. For example, in the final year 50 per cent of subjects studied are chosen by individual students from a comprehensive list of options.
If you have not already had some significant professional experience, the third year is spent on professional training in a business placement which may be with a bank or other financial institution or, if you wish, with one of a broad range of major UK companies.
Careers and Further Study
We have very close links with the banks and financial institutions, nationally and internationally. While the majority of our graduates gain employment in the banking and financial services sectors, many have also moved into accountancy and general management.
Sponsorships and Scholarships
Several banks have sponsored prizes for students who do well in their examinations, and some banks sponsor students in the final year following a successful placement year.