If you are passionate about helping people and organisations manage their wealth to achieve their financial goals, then the BA (Hons) Financial Services Degree programme could be for you.
Financial services are a necessary component of every successful business around the globe. Studying the subject can help you launch your career in a fast-paced, exciting and profitable industry.
This hands-on programme aims to give you the academic knowledge and experience required to begin a career in financial services, with the potential to work for global banks, investment houses, stockbrokers, wealth managers and local banks & building societies. Alongside learning, you also get the chance to conduct critical research with our experienced staff, learn from guest visitors and take part in invaluable practical modules.
This detailed course focuses on giving you the foundation knowledge needed for a successful career within financial services.
A wide and varied industry, we will provide you with not only theoretical insights but the practical knowledge needed to effectively deliver financial services. This programme covers a comprehensive range of financial themes including, regulation, risk management, financial planning, financial economics, investment practice and portfolio analysis.
In this course, you’ll become confident in your ability to assess, risk and critically appraise existing theories and practices for the successful implementation of financial practice. With a degree in financial services behind you, you can progress onto career routes such as investment banking, financial advisory and financial economics.
Why choose this course?
If you enjoy responsibility, helping people and working with numbers, our degree will enable you to not only learn about investment practices, but how to practically carry out financial planning and work autonomously in the field of financial services.
Located on the Coventry University campus, you will have access to our Library & Learning Services (LLS), fully equipped seminar rooms and impressive IT suites. Plus, you can take advantage of reading rights in Coventry University’s Lanchester Library, make use of sport centre facilities and receive full membership to Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU).
This course has been developed and is taught by practising professionals and industry experts. Our academics bring a wealth of expertise to the classroom with many continuing to undertake research and other projects alongside teaching, meaning our students gain a well-rounded and relevant teaching experience.
Throughout your studies, you will find that the course is underpinned with practical elements.
In particular, we plan to support you on your journey from student to graduate and hopefully employment by facilitating and encouraging work placements and internships to help you stand out from other graduates.
At CU Coventry, we put a strong focus on getting our graduates ready to enter the job market. This can be done in a variety of ways—one key element is work placements. With this degree, you are given the opportunity to undertake short and long-term placements in between the second and third year.
With a BA (Hons) degree behind you, your career options within the financial services is significantly increased.
There are several career routes to go down, such as financial advisors, pension planners or even investment banking.