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. 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. EmployabilityWe 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 read more

Overview

Overview

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.

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.

Employability

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).

Professional development

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. 

Student life

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. 

Ranking

Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked:

  • Third in London for course satisfaction by the Guardian University Guide 2016
  • Third in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

Outcomes

The aims of this degree are:

  • 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.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

120 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.

GCSE mathematics with a minimum of grade B and English language with a minimum of grade C are required.

We also accept:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

Applicants with professional qualifications and/or four or more years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Through examinations and in-course assignments, including a dissertation focusing on both qualitative and quantitative aspects of a practical investment problem.

Professional recognition

This undergraduate degree recognised by the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. It covers at least 70% of Level 1 of the CFA Program, so you will be prepared to take the exam upon graduation.

Students who complete the sandwich year (work placement) may gain an additional qualification, the Diploma of Professional Experience (DPE).

Careers

Graduates 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.

Work placement

The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies they also offer a range of internships, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

Find out more about our careers and employability support.

Fees and finance

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:

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Greenwich Campus

The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

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