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Finance and Investment Banking, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Study a degree ranked within the top 3 in London for student satisfaction for its accounting and finance subjects (Complete University Guide 2017)
  • BSc Hons Finance and Investment Banking has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program
  • Tailored courses will develop your knowledge of finance, setting your career path in banking, investment or trading.

Overview

Overview

Course structure

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.

Professional recognition

Our degree will enhance your employability skills through its professional recognition. The CFA Institute exams are considered the gold standard for measuring competency and integrity in investment professionals.

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 connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries.

Work placement

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).

Ranking

Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked:

  • Third in London for course satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2016)
  • Third in London for student satisfaction (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

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

Our BSc Hons Finance and Investment Banking has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.

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

You can gain the insight and practical skills that employers seek in graduates. Our Employability Office will assist you in securing a placement before the sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies our team also offer a range of mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

The sandwich year (work placement) will appear as a 30 credit course on your Diploma if completed successfully.

Internship

In addition to a placement, you can also do internships during your summer breaks. These will appear on your graduate diploma, showcasing your experience to employers.

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

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. 

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge, which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

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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