Investment and Financial Risk Management (with Professional Placement) at City, University of London - UCAS

City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Investment and Financial Risk Management (with Professional Placement)

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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Investment and Financial Risk Management degree is delivered by Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), one of Europe’s leading business schools. Part of City, University of London, Bayes is ranked amongst the top 6 business schools in the UK*. You’ll study every aspect of the discipline, from managing global investment portfolios to asset trading. All within a broad sweep of rigorous academic learning encompassing equity markets, bond trading, risk management, derivatives, hedging, investment banking and many other broad areas of risk and investments. The BSc (Hons) Investment and Financial Risk Management degree benefits from the existence of the Centre for Asset Management Research within the Business School. This Centre houses a set of academics focused on doing research on issues in fund management, hedge funds and equity trading. The members of the Centre are also frequent consultants to financial firms and regulators. Thus, the staff on the course combine academic and theoretical expertise with strong ties to industry and current working knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing financial institutions. All Bayes undergraduate students will also choose from a range of professional experience modules so that when you graduate you are equipped with the knowledge and experience to make you an attractive candidate to employers. You will also take a career-focused module suitable for your chosen course to help you prepare for entering the job market. On this course you’ll gain the skills to succeed in global financial markets in roles including portfolio management, security analysis, investment management, trading, equity and bond trading, hedge fund analysis and derivatives pricing and structuring. A key part of this degree is the opportunity to gain professional work experience or a period of study abroad. Students are eligible to apply for a one-year paid work placement which takes places during the third year of a four-year sandwich degree course. Our students enjoy a wide range of opportunities in business areas such as corporate finance, operations, sales and trading, prime brokerage and hedge funds. Students can also apply to spend a term (or one year) studying abroad at a range of prestigious partner universities including the University of Virginia and Bocconi University, Italy. Studying abroad enables students to expand their international network of contacts, to develop a wider perspective in the world of global finance and to enhance their career prospects. The BSc (Hons) Banking and International Finance degree is taught alongside the BSc (Hons) Finance and BSc (Hons) Investment and Financial Risk Management. Students can switch between degrees at any time during the first one-and-a-half years of the course (subject to availability of places). *Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2022"


The first year provides students with a strong foundation in all of the core areas of finance. Within these modules there is a focus on developing an understanding of relevant tools and then applying them to solving practical problems encountered by those working in the finance industry. Year one Core modules:

  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Business skills
  • Finance and investment
  • Introductory financial accounting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics for finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics for finance.
Year two Core modules:
  • Asset management
  • Corporate finance and valuation
  • Derivatives
  • Financial econometrics
  • Intermediate financial accounting 1
  • Portfolio theory and investment valuation
Elective modules:
  • Bank risk management
  • International banking
  • Company valuation
  • Introduction to business law
  • Corporate risk management
  • Economics for business 2
  • Intermediate financial accounting 2
  • Introduction to real estate investment
  • Fundementals of Management accounting
  • Risk analysis and modelling
  • Machine Learning for Finance
Year three: You will spend the third year on placement gaining valuable experience, developing your skills and creating a network in the industry. Year four: you will return to Bayes for your final year. Core modules:
  • Fixed income portfolio management
  • Asset liability management.
Elective modules:
  • Final year project
  • Banking regulation
  • Financial services regulation
  • Monetary economics
  • International finance
  • Advanced financial accounting: theory and practice
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Bank strategy and management
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Emerging markets
Modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

Our teaching style is based on encouraging you to think independently, to form your own opinions and critique relevant theory. We underpin your learning with the pertinent theories in your field embed with real life practices so you understand the way modern markets and businesses operate. Our courses offer numerous practical applications (or have a strong vocational element) without compromising their academic rigour. We use case studies, thought provoking scenarios and group work to give you a head start in the real world. Each module will be a mix of lectures, seminars and group work. Most modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework. The first year of your programme contributes 10% to your final degree classification, the second year 30% and the final year 60%. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, is as follows: Year 1 70% written, 0% practical, 30% coursework Year 2 70% written, 4% practical, 26% coursework Year 3 61% written, 0% practical, 39% coursework.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £24500 Year 1
International £24500 Year 1

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Sponsorship information

As a global institution, Bayes Business School aims to foster greater racial diversity in business. Therefore Bayes has launched a new scholarship for undergraduate black British students. We are offering ten scholarships for Black UK-domiciled undergraduate students from lower than average income households. Each scholarship covers the full tuition fee (at home-fee level) and a £6,000 annual stipend for three years. Scholarship holders will also be offered mentoring and support. The Bayes International Scholarship is awarded to students who achieve exceptional grades. The scholarship will be awarded as a discount in the fee amount due in the first year of their study only. City, University of London also offers scholarships for UK students who achieve exceptional grades. The scholarship will likely be awarded as a discount in the fee amount due in the first year of their study only. Please visit for further information about scholarships including eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria for students starting their studies in September 2024 will be updated in September 2023. Conditions are subject to annual change.

Investment and Financial Risk Management (with Professional Placement) at City, University of London - UCAS