Introduction BSc Finance can be a truly transformative degree programme. We have strong connections to industry and provide opportunities for internships in the City of London and Shanghai. This flexible programme is designed to prepare you for a successful career in investment and finance through a perfect balance of academic theory and practical experience. Programme overview You will learn the practical skills needed to be a future leader in this challenging and exciting arena, and over the course of your degree, you will have plenty of opportunities to tailor your studies as your interests evolve. You will begin by learning the bedrock of finance theory and methodology and move on to study programming for financial applications, portfolio management, international financial markets, and advanced corporate finance. Your first year includes Accounting and Finance, Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investment, plus Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Second-year students learn about Corporate Finance, Financial Engineering, Econometrics and Programming for Finance Applications. In your final year, you choose all your modules, from Portfolio Management, Financial Markets, Bloomberg Analysis and Advanced Corporate Finance. Throughout your studies, you will be led by academics at the frontier of financial research. Our researchers work on major European projects, including investigating how to apply artificial intelligence to banking, and on the art, precision and effectiveness of factor investing and hedge fund strategies. We have developed strong links with the Bank of England, top asset management companies, financial regulators and economists across the world. Our connections with Invesco allow us to deliver joint conferences and seminars, providing you with insights from both top academics and industry professionals. Key facts There is the opportunity to study Python, the programming language which is a key component of finance technology, and much of the degree content is relevant and desirable to Chartered Financial Analysts. We will support you in finding internship opportunities in leading investment banks, asset management and insurance companies. We have established a highly-competitive internship exchange programme with Shanghai, open only to a small number of BSc Finance students and subject to international travel restrictions. This allows successful students to spend two months between their second and third years working with the Bank of Shanghai in a global financial hub. Our Financial Services Careers Hub offers unique opportunities to access the world of finance and to prepare you for a successful career in a competitive industry. Finance Careers Coaches bring a wealth of financial services industry experience to the programme, for example through delivering a third-year Financial Markets module, supporting Lancaster students across the Financial Services industry. We work one-to-one with students, whether you are in your final year looking beyond your studies or in your first and applying for Investment Banking and Asset Management Spring Weeks. Programme outcomes Our graduates leave as independent thinkers, problem solvers and skilled communicators. They have the hard skills that investment and financial firms are looking for, and they are incredibly well prepared for interview and entry assessment. Our graduates’ ability to analyse information quickly and precisely, respond to challenges, and work with others makes them highly attractive to employers.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We also require: GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4
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