This course builds on your existing skills gained through a diploma, or equivalent, in an area related to banking, finance and business. The content of the course covers subjects such as financial markets, international banking, financial management, and money and finance.
By studying in London, you will be in a world centre of business. You will also have opportunities to build a global network of contacts as London is home to over 100,000 international students.
The University of Sunderland has a great reputation in business studies and 95.9% of our Business students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2015/16 (based on UK undergraduate students)
MODULES ON THIS COURSE INCLUDE:
FINAL YEAR (TOP-UP) (NATIONAL LEVEL 6)
- Financial Management (20 Credits)
- Money, Banking and Finance (20 Credits)
- Financial Markets (20 Credits)
- Managing Projects (20 Credits)
- Contemporary Developments in Business Management (20 Credits)
- International Banking (20 Credits)
TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning.
Assessment methods include written exams, case studies, assignments, and reports.
Information about course regulations and documentation can be found on the University of Sunderland Academic Services website.
EMPLOYMENT AND CAREERS
Sunderland is one of the first universities in the UK to introduce employability modules across all years of an undergraduate degree.
95% of our business graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015. Examples of companies that have recruited students from the University of Sunderland include leading names in IT (Microsoft, IBM), consumer goods (P&G, Nike, Adidas), banking (Lloyds TSB), hospitality (Marriott Hotels, Starbucks), and the public sector (NHS).
Salaries in banking and finance can be 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. For example:
- You will develop generic skill of project management through the ‘Managing Projects’ module, which involves analysing recent projects against key criteria such as risk, design and control
- You will be able to tackle practical business by drawing on your knowledge of key valuation concepts, tools associated with financial decision-making and familiarity with foreign exchange rates
- You will be able to apply modern management techniques to banking and financial operations, using insights that are appropriate to the business context
In addition to the content of our modules, you will also benefit from the University of Sunderland’s wider emphasis on improving the employability and skills of every student.
We want students on every course to have the support they need to make the most of their investment in the future.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR LEARNING
Your tutors will guide you through the content of your course, ensuring a stimulating mix of teaching, group work and independent research. If you have individual queries or difficulties within subject areas, you can book an appointment with your tutor to gain more in-depth support and guidance.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR CAREER
During your course, and particularly towards the end of it, we encourage you to explore your career options, develop a career focus and make effective applications for jobs that take you where you want to go.