Our Banking and Finance BSc course aims to provide you with sound financial knowledge to set you for a future career in the fast-paced banking and financial sector.
This course will interest you if:
- You are looking for a career path that requires an understanding of budgeting and financial administration.
- Want to gain a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in banking and finance within a business context.
- Understand the financial world.
Why you should study this course
The Banking and Finance course offers an insight into the financial world. By studying this course you will have the opportunity to:
- Develop your skills in our Trading Floor, which features 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals – we are also currently a Bloomberg Experiential Learning partner, which recognises our commitment to integrating our terminals into our courses.
- Opportunity to gain the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate, on successful completion of a short course (subject to availability).
- Learn in a Business School that was ranked ‘excellent’ in 2020 by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of business schools in over 150 countries.
- Have the opportunity to select from a range of optional modules in your final year, allowing you to tailor your studies to a particular area of interest.
- Gain professional accreditation from some of the UK’s leading professional accounting bodies, whose representatives have visited our previous students in the past to speak about the professions and give advice and guidance on how to potentially secure a job (subject to availability). Please refer to the Accreditation and Professional Recognition and Exemptions section.
- A course that has a practical focus, preparing and analysing financial statements, as well as studying the impact of finance on real businesses through case studies of a diverse range of organisations, including easyJet, Ryanair, Apple and Ben & Jerry’s.
- Access to the university’s sigma centre, which provides maths and statistics support through drop-in sessions with experienced tutors.
- Support from our employability team, The Talent Team, throughout your course. Many of our employment team have previously worked in industry and have experience of being a recruiter; they understand the labour market, the skills employers look for and the processes used by employers to select candidates. Please note that staff may be subject to change.
- Opportunity to apply for an internship or sandwich placement*, typically as a trainee accountant or in management accounting role, with previous students working at large firms in retail, healthcare and professional services, as well as a large number of small to medium-sized accountancy firms and business organisations.
How you’ll learn
We set out below the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different semesters and years of study and may vary due to module selection. In addition to the contact hours below, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions, including sessions with the Faculty’s progress coaches, or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.
Within your first and second year, you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching a week which includes:
- Medium group teaching: practical classes, seminars or workshops per week.
- Large group teaching: lectures each week.
In your final year, if you are undertaking a project/dissertation, there is a greater emphasis placed on independent study and therefore total contact hours may be reduced.
In addition, you will be expected to undertake a significant amount of studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using for example, seminar exercises or online activities.
As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.
Assessment methods include:
- Formal examinations
- Phase tests,
- Group work
The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.
On successful completion, you will be able to:
- Develop a key understanding of appropriate policies for banks at the corporate level that are informed by relevant research, theories and empirical evidence as well as the relevant institutional, regulatory and ethical background.
- Understand how banks and other financial institutions operate within the different global, political, financial and legal contexts, considering the recent advancement in banking technology.
- Evaluate critically the advantages of diverse theoretical and empirical approaches for addressing financial problems in the global context.
- Conduct goal-oriented research using financial modelling and analytical tools and a range of banking and finance related materials including journals, books and online resources, so as to resolve important banking and finance issues.
- Demonstrate digital literacy by using information, communication and digital technologies in solving different financial problems.
- Make appropriate decisions considering practical issues which confront modern banking and understand the importance of ethics in banking and financial decisions.
- Develop professional, intercultural and self-regulatory capabilities applicable to an increasingly global workplace, and be able to communicate effectively both independently and within teams by employing a variety of conventional and digital capabilities appropriate to diverse audiences.
- Understand the concept of risk in finance and the importance of risk management in resolving finance issues as well as important factors influencing the investment behaviour of firms.
International experience opportunities
You will have the opportunity to take part in an overseas study trip, or a full year abroad.
In the past, our students have had the opportunity to visit universities in China and Malaysia to study alongside students, see how finance is taught internationally, appreciate the issues in different countries and broaden their perspectives.
Closer to home, you will have the opportunity to participate in European field trips* as part of the annual Tax Week initiative or the annual Audit Week, both of which are conducted in partnership with European universities, and see students work collaboratively on related projects.
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