This course is designed for people who want to gain a full undergraduate degree. As a student on a top-up year, you’ll qualify for our MAPS (Making Achievement Possible at Sunderland) programmes. These recognise that you may have had a gap between finishing your diploma, or equivalent, and starting the top-up year. They integrate support for study skills and future employability and are provided by our team of full-time Student Academic Advisors.
- Provides a critical examination of contemporary, global banking thought and practice
- 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
- Places banking in the context of the wider finance discipline to allow better understanding of its role in global business
- Includes key management modules to enhance the business decision-making capacity of the student
A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. We encourage you to develop independent study skills. You will also have opportunities to present ideas to other students and develop concepts within groups.
As well as assessments that count towards your degree, there are also on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include written coursework, projects, presentations and exams.
Gaining an undergraduate degree will boost your career prospects and allow you to progress faster. Salaries in banking and finance are also very attractive and our course is directly relevant to the needs of employers in these sectors.
By completing the course, you will be adding value to your employability and attractiveness as a professional.
The Guest Speaker programme sees influential business leaders come to the University to share their knowledge with students. Our invitations to guest speakers allow you to listen to people who are already in the type of management position that you may one day hold.
Recent speakers include Maurice Duffy, CEO of Global Blackswan, Mike Johnson, CEO of Castrol and Executive Vice President of BP, Uday K. Dholakia, Senior Partner of Global Consulting, Neil Stephenson, CEO of ONYX, James Ramsbotham, CEO of the North East Chamber of Commerce, as well as other representatives from a number of our region’s largest employers.
Student Business Society
The University supports student-led initiatives that help you gain practical experience of management. The Business Student Society organises events and guest speakers, as well as attending tours of various companies. With its professional approach, it’s a great way to put into practice the lessons about how to make organisations function effectively. There is something for every student who is studying a subject related to business.