In this banking and finance degree you will be taught by specialist lecturers who are active researchers in their fields. The programme reflects the increasing importance of ethics in modern-day banking.
Why this programme
◾You will be provided with a research-led, rigorous and comprehensive introduction to the international banking industry. ◾The programme is part-accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute. ◾Our dedicated IT labs provide statistical software such as SPSS and Minitab, as well as specialist financial and statistical programmes, including Matlab, EViews and OxMetrics Enterprise, as well as the latest accounting software such as Sage Accounts. ◾You will be taught by staff who are regularly published in leading finance journals such as the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics.
You will take five core and one optional course, and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, which offers you the flexibility to pursue studies in your chosen area of interest, on a theme related to financial analysis.
Core courses ◾Financial management in banking ◾Financial regulation and ethics ◾International capital markets ◾International corporate finance ◾Statistics for business research.
Optional courses ◾Financial risk management ◾International banking and financial markets ◾Responsible banking and development finance.
Many of our graduates have attained various positions in the financial sector, in industry and commerce, and in the public sector. Companies which have employed our graduates include Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Shell Finance, and the United Nations. Recent graduates of the programme have gained employment in roles such as finance managers, teaching fellows, audit specialists, and senior portfolio managers.
Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.