Where better to study financial economics and banking than London, one of the world’s leading financial centres?
At Coventry University London, you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of financial institutions. We’re just a few minutes’ walk from the traditional financial district (which includes the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange) and we’re also within view of Canary Wharf, the new financial district in East London. We can arrange visits to these centres, and you may apply to have the opportunity to do an internship there.
This course provides the ideal blend of academic theory and hands-on experience. In class, you’ll have the chance to work on practical exercises such as case studies and banking or trading simulations. You’ll have the opportunity to do real workplace tasks using industry-standard technology, and we encourage contact with financial firms which may be through work experience and visits to companies and institutions.
Why Coventry University London?
We believe that there is no better place to learn about business than to study in the heart of one of the most successful business and financial centres in the world. Launched in 2010 and located in the City of London, we are minutes away from the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, and are surrounded by several blue chip companies.
BSc (Hons) Financial Economics and Banking is suitable for anyone interested in learning how economies, financial markets and the banking industry works. The course aims to prepare you to pursue a wide range of careers in both the private and public sectors, while also developing your ability to continue your academic studies. You will be valued by your future employers for your understanding of decision-making processes, and their ability to approach problems in their national and international context.
Study this course and on successful completion you will learn to recognise key economic policies and banking concepts, and how finance operates around the world. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the various economic sectors and the different types of financial business, and how they all inter-relate.
One of the key skills that this course aims to teach you is how to approach decision-making creatively and with the right information. You’ll have the opportunity to use industry-standard technology to interpret and model financial, economic and banking data to help you reach well-informed decisions and solve complex business challenges.
This course also allows students to join directly to year 2, subject to the completion of a level 4 qualification, or directly to year 3, subject to the completion of a level 5 qualification. Please note that students joining directly to year 2 or 3 within the 2021/22 academic year will study a slightly different BSc Financial Economics and Banking course specification. Find out more information by contacting email@example.com.
Why choose this course?
Do you want a successful career in the financial sector?
BSc (Hons) Financial Economics and Banking is suitable for anyone interested in learning how economies, financial markets and the banking industry works.
You will develop a thorough understanding of economic and financial theories and you will learn to identify relevant changes and developments along with their outcomes in order to critically appraise their effects on economic sectors and banking or finance-related aspects of business entities. Given the current climate in the financial world, the issue of ethics has become crucial as a whole and its scope of coverage and impact are constantly changing. Ethics in its entirety remains pivotal in the finance and banking industry, and as such, it is embedded at different levels throughout the course. Issues such as corporate governance and social responsibility, for example, appear in several modules, and the ethical frameworks, as well as legal aspects and their implications, are more specifically identified. In summary, ethics is a recurring theme that forms part of the course, though it will be subject to continuous reviews and changes to reflect the changing ethical climate in the UK and globally.
You will benefit from the fact that this course has been developed in a manner that aims to increase your employability by encouraging intellectual development, systemic thinking, critical ability, and accurate problem identification, as well as presentation and team working skills.