Finance and Investment Banking, BSc Hons

Finance and Investment Banking, BSc Hons

BSc Hons Finance and Investment Banking is an undergraduate degree in the UK recognised by the CFA Institute. Combined with our tailored courses to develop your knowledge of finance, this will help set your career path in banking, investment or trading. Our accounting and finance subjects at the University of Greenwich are ranked within top 3 in London for course satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2016.

You will study core and optional courses covering topics including financial and management accounting, quantitative analysis and systems, international corporate finance, investment management, and banking principles, practice and regulation.

We have strong connections with companies in Canary Wharf, one of the financial centres. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to start your career.  

You will have the option to undertake a work placement providing insight and practical skills which employers seek in graduates. Previous students have secured placement years at Barclays, Northern Trust, State Street and Goldman Sachs (global investment bankers).

We will encourage you to join the Trading and Investment society and take part in competitions such as the UK Trading Challenge. We are proud that our team of first year Greenwich students won the competition, beating teams from many other universities. 

This degree is recognised by the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. CFA Institute exams are considered the gold standard for measuring competency and integrity in investment professionals. This course covers at least 70% of Level 1 of the CFA Program, so you will be prepared to take the exam upon graduation. 

The aims of this degree is:

  • To develop your financial knowledge in the context of the global economy
  • To equip you with the skills required for a complex and changing business environment.

UCAS code

N300 G BSc/Fin

Department

Accounting & Finance

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4-6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM at least two full A-levels or equivalent qualification.

PLUS at least GCSE mathematics grade B and GCSE English grade C.

* Please note that Key Skills: Application of Number and Communication are not accepted in place of GCSE mathematics and English.

* Applicants with professional qualifications and/or four or more years' full-time work experience are considered on an individual basis.

* Applicants who do not have English as their first language require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a secure English language test.

Assessment

Through examinations and in-course assignments, including a dissertation focusing on both qualitative and quantitative aspects of a practical investment problem. Further information for each subject is available in the 'What you'll study' section.

Professional recognition

This is one of only two undergraduate degrees in the UK recognised by the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. CFA Institute exams are considered the gold standard for measuring competency and integrity in investment professionals. This programme covers at least 70% of Level 1 of the CFA Program, so you will be prepared to take the exam upon graduation.

What careers could I pursue?

You will have the opportunity to can pursue employment in a range of areas. Specialist fields may include investment banking, asset management, wholesale and retail banking, insurance, treasury operations and consultancy.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 6

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement (Business School)

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Accounting & Finance

We offer professional qualifications in accountancy, financial services or insurance and give students the chance to combine industry expertise with practical business skills.

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Undergraduate placements

The Business School has a dedicated Placements Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year, preferably with an organisation relevant to their programme or preferred career path. To find out more visit the department's placements page.

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