International Finance and Banking BSc (Hons) (N392)



University of Bedfordshire

International Finance and Banking BSc (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

Matematyka  minimum 50%  -
Ogólna średnia 60% ze wszystkich przedmiotów na maturze (ustne, pisemne, poziom podstawowy i rozszerzony) minimum 60% minimum 60%
J. angielski minimum 60% ustny i pisemny -
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury - średnia 5.5 z minimum 5.5 w każdej części -
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About the course

This course provides an introduction to the theory of financial markets with an emphasis on corporate governance and financial regulation. It is underpinned with theory and practical analysis relevant to a range of international finance careers.

Examine the role accountancy plays in corporate behaviour and look at how regulation can assist in financial intermediation.

Explore regulation and risk management to see how traders manage risk, how share prices are determined, and what makes global financial markets crash.

This course carries exemptions from: the Securities and Investment Institute (SII); the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII); the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); and the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA).

Why choose this course?

  • Learn from a team of highly qualified researchers and practitioners in international finance, with additional opportunities to visit the Bank of England
  • Study banking and intermediation, risk management, financial markets and institutions, financial regulation and corporate governance, financial accounting and performance advances in banking
  • Develop your understanding of theory of financial markets, and the role they play in the macro-economy
  • Gain skills and knowledge needed to enter a wide range of international finance-related careers including financial services, banking, insurance and financial advice
  • Challenge yourself with a dissertation in your final year, on a topic of your choice
  • Benefit from a course from which graduates typically progress to careers in banking, accountancy, corporate governance, regulation, insurance and international finance or into further study opportunities

The globalisation of financial markets and deregulation and technological advances in banking have brought an increasing demand for careers in the financial and banking sectors. The BSc (Hons) International Finance and Banking degree is seldom offered at undergraduate level so graduating from this course places you in a strong position in the graduate job market.

First year students study in the Business Pod, which are our innovative practice-based first year units. This unit will set International Finance and Banking in a real business world setting and will give you the chance to work with students in other business-related courses.

You will meet staff from our business partners, who will set practical and real life business questions for you to answer. During your three years’ study, you will learn a wide range of subjects in International Finance, Banking, Economics, Financial Management and Project Management. This unique type of integrated cross-disciplinary learning further improves your employability that diverse financial institutions need.

Graduates of the course can claim ACCA exemptions on a paper per paper basis. The department will negotiate with other professional bodies in order to obtain exemptions from them. 

Modular structure

  • Business Pod
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance


  • Financial Markets: Theory and Practice
  • Economics of International Finance
  • Intermediate Banking and Financial Intermediation
  • Intermediate Financial Management
  • Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
  • Project Management
  • Practice Weeks: Career Planning
  • International Finance and Markets
  • Advanced Banking and Financial Intermediation
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Economic Policy in the Age Of Globalization
  • Economics of the European Union
  • Practice Weeks: The Future You
  • Specialist Project in International Finance and Banking

Your course will be based on a series of weekly lectures, small group seminars and workshops. Some of these may be delivered in the Business School’s Business Pods or specialist IT suites.

The Business School prides itself on our practice approach to learning and students will take place in practice weeks and career planning.   

How will I be assessed?

A large part of the assessment will relate to the demonstration of your ability to understand international finance and banking in practice.

We expect you to understand the theory and develop critical thinking skills, which will help you to evaluate the relevance of what you have learnt. This comes together by being able to demonstrate rigorous finance and banking expertise for a business.

Estimated percentage breakdown of the different assessment methods:

  • Formal examinations (31%)
  • Coursework, tests, essays (52%)
  • Portfolio (14%)
  • Presentations, posters etc. (3%) 

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