This course draws on accounting, economics, investment theory, law and management to help you develop the skills needed for a successful career in banking or financial services.
As well as hearing from industry representatives who will give presentations during your course, you’ll also get hands-on experience in the University’s Bloomberg Lab, a world-leading financial platform that brings real-world economic news, data and analytics to the classroom. You’ll learn to analyse financial markets, value and price financial instruments and employ Bloomberg terminals to assess European and international economies, financial markets and governments.
You’ll also have the chance to further your experience with optional work placement modules. Our Placement and Employability Unit will help you find a suitable placement where you can build on your skills and knowledge. You’ll be encouraged to undertake extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, entering national business competitions and joining student societies.
View our presentation on Banking, Finance and Economics at London Met.
You’ll be assessed through essays, coursework assignments, individual and group research projects, exams and a final-year dissertation.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- Accounting (core, 30 credits)
- Contextualising Theory (core, 15 credits)
- Economics for Finance and Business (core, 30 credits)
- Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions (core, 15 credits)
- Quantitative Methods for Banking, Finance and Economics (core, 30 credits)
Year 2 modules include:
- Bank Lending and the Legal Environment (core, 30 credits)
- Corporate Finance and Investment (core, 30 credits)
- Econometrics and Financial Modelling (core, 30 credits)
- Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)
- Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits)
- Corporate Financial Services Strategy (option, 15 credits)
- Economics and Ethics (option, 15 credits)
- Information Technology for Professional Practice (option, 15 credits)
- International Business and World Markets (option, 30 credits)
- Money and Banking (option, 15 credits)
- Statistical Methods and Modelling Markets (option, 30 credits)
Year 3 modules include:
- Empirical Research in Global Banking, Finance and Economics (core, 30 credits)
- International Finance (core, 30 credits)
- Creating a Winning Business 2 (alternative core, 15 credits)
- Learning through Work 2 (alternative core, 15 credits)
- Development Economics and Emerging Markets (option, 30 credits)
- Economics of Human Resources (option, 30 credits)
- Economics of Multinational Business (option, 15 credits)
- Fin Instruments and Financial Engineering (option, 30 credits)
- International Corporate Social Responsibility (option, 15 credits)
- Personal Finance (option, 15 credits)
- Professional Experience Year Placement (option, 30 credits)
What our students say
„I wanted to study finance and chose London Met because several friends recommended the course. I was amazed at the range of modules on offer and really like the way the assessments are designed. Every teacher is committed to their students, and I owe my success to their dedication. I’ve developed so many skills here; I’m feeling confident in what I do and in what I am going to do in the future.”
Svetoslav Kotev, former student
After the course
On graduating, you’ll be equipped to pursue a career in a number of sectors related to banking and investment, such as financial regulation, insurance or accounting. This course is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study.
Our previous graduates have gone into finance roles at companies such as City Credit Capital, Honda Finance and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).