Banking & Financial Services is designed to develop expertise in topics relevant to the banking sector, and the provision and valuation of financial services. It is ideally suited for those who want a career in banking or financial management, and provides a thorough knowledge of the main components of commercial and investment banking in a dynamic economic environment which is governed by structural regime changes.
Why this programme
This programme offers a range of courses focusing on areas such as corporate finance and modern theory of banking and finance, to enhance your understanding of how the banking system functions, its role for the economy and how it is regulated.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of
the theory of corporate finance
the practicalities of the financial system in the international economy
the role of price, money and interest rate fundamentals in determining exchange rates
the organisation, management and regulation of financial markets, financial exchanges and financial service providers.
You will take four core and two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.
Corporate finance and investment
International finance and money
Modern theory of banking and finance.
Optional courses may include
Advanced portfolio analysis (Portfolio analysis and investment is a co-requisite for this course)
Financial analysis and equity valuation
Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
International banking and financial markets
International capital markets
International financial management
Monetary policy and the role of central banks
Portfolio analysis and investment
The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.
This programme will help prepare you for employment with financial institutions including banks, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and government bodies involved in financial-decision making, as well as firms involved with financial transactions and provision. Recent graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as Bloomberg, central and private banks, and consulting firms. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.