City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Finance

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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Finance 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*. On this course you will gain a broad understanding of the underlying mechanisms of finance that will help equip you with the skills to work in a high-regulated, post-financial crisis world. This course will sharpen your understanding of the broad disciplines involved, from corporate finance to asset pricing, international finance to corporate governance. The jobs are there, and they’re both exciting and well paid. They also demand intellectual rigour and commercial acumen. Select this course and prepare yourself. Throughout your studies, you’ll focus on quantitative methods, enabling you to understand the cutting-edge techniques in use today. Core modules and options allow you to create a bespoke degree that matches your own interests. As a leading global business school in the City of London, we offer all students unrivalled access to the best of global business intelligence and innovation and this is no exception for finance students. You will be taught by world-leading academics who are at the forefront of research in finance, as well as finance professionals who practice at the highest levels of the industry in London and globally. Graduates from BSc (Hons) Finance are well suited to many roles. As practitioners of company valuation techniques, they are valuable in equity research departments and to fund managers. Given their knowledge of the theory and practice of corporate risk management techniques, they are well suited to roles in corporate treasury departments. Their ability to analyse corporate reorganisations, such as mergers and acquisitions, make them ideal candidates for roles in corporate finance advisory teams in investment banks. 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) Finance degree is taught alongside the BSc (Hons) Banking and International 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 2020

Course details

Modules

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 Year two Core modules: — Company valuation — Corporate finance and valuation — Corporate risk management — Derivatives — Financial econometrics — Intermediate financial accounting 1. Year three Core modules: — Corporate strategy — Mergers and acquisitions.

Assessment method

You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices including:

  • Coursework
  • Unseen written examinations, taking place at the end of each term (or at the end of a year, if a module is taught over two terms)
  • Class tests
  • Online quizzes and tests, using the Virtual Learning Environment
  • Presentation
  • Group projects, individual projects.
  • Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on on 2019/20 entry is as follows: Year 1 70% written, 0% practical, 30% coursework Year 2 74% written, 0% practical, 26% coursework Year 3 53% written, 4% practical, 43% coursework.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N3N3
Institution code:
C60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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84%
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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 £19500 Year 1
International £19500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
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