A Finance degree from Coventry, with our dedicated Employment Personal Tutors could lead to a career in investment banking or City trading.
This specialist degree aims to provide you with the essential knowledge required to succeed in today’s highly competitive and dynamic world of finance. BSc Finance is formally recognised as a CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC) advantage programme. It covers many of the requirements of professional finance bodies, such as Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
You’ll explore the complexities and challenges facing today’s world financial markets, examining critical issues like the impact of Brexit on financial markets (both UK and international), corporate governance issues, investment strategies in the view of global systemic risks and others, pertinent to our volatile global environment.
Coventry has excellent links with national and international employers, like Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), Grant Thornton, Ernst & Young, IBM and Jaguar Land Rover. Our teaching is grounded in the corporate world, using real-life international case studies and providing a range of exciting work placement options.
The Finance degree is one of a suite of finance and accounting courses offered by the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting, which aim to develop analytical, numerical and financial skills, together with the personal and professional skills vital to the development of good financial professionals.
Do you think you could cut it as an investment banker or City trader? Would you relish the challenge of overseeing multimillion pound portfolios? Are you interested in how financial markets operate? Our professionally recognised degree has been designed to teach skill sets used in careers in finance or investment. The nature and relevance of finance to all organisations, coupled with transferrable skills in creative problem solving and critical evaluation, are useful in a wide range of decision making roles.
We aim to deepen your understanding of financial decision-making, risk management and the behaviour of financial markets. We consider the governance of global enterprises and how finance shapes leadership, strategy and planning.
Throughout the course, teaching is designed to embed the professional skills required by business and finance sector employers, developing your specialist financial knowledge and bridging the gap between finance theory and practice.
We draw on actual case studies, innovative projects and use a range of practical exercises, such as trade games, portfolio creation and management, to simulate real-world financial practices. You’ll have access to the largest academic trading floor in Europe, which provides hands-on experience of market leading financial databases and platforms, including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Fitch Connect and DataStream, so you can practise making business decisions.
This course is formally recognised as a CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC) advantage programme. Successful completion of this degree provides eligibility to apply for certain Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) exemptions as part of the prior learning award recognition CII has offered BSc Finance until December 2017. We also enjoy links with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). Guest speakers have previously deliver sessions in topics such as commercial awareness, employability and working in the business sector.
You will have the opportunity to take part in a number of overseas field trips, some of which have previously been subsidised by the University. In the past, our students have visited 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. Optional field trips are availble to countries including Malaysia, China, Spain and the Netherlands for all cohorts.
You also have the opportunity to study or work abroad and may be supported by schemes such as Erasmus, Marco Polo and Vasco da Gama. Students have previously participated in tax conferences in Belgium and Holland, where they engaged with students from different countries of the European Union.