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Overview

This course is subject to validation.

The BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance aims to give you a rigorous grounding in the core concepts, knowledge and skills of Banking and Finance through the thorough examination of the specialist literature in these areas and the practical use of data collection and analysis. The modules in this course consist of a variety of learning approaches including scheduled lectures and seminars, in-class workshops, computer practicals, Bloomberg trading sessions, case studies and guest lectures from leading practitioners. The programme content is closely mapped to the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and plan to get the accreditation.
 

What makes this course different

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Industry Connections

We create partnerships and collaborations with leading business and technology companies to offer you unique courses, placements and collaboration opportunities with the aim of ensuring you move seamlessly from study to career.

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Professional Experience

From guest speakers to academics using their extensive professional networks, you’ll learn with relevant industry platforms/tools, such the Bloomberg terminals, the Amazon Web Services, Stata, Eviews, Power BI, SPSS, R, Microsoft Office.

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Industry 4.0

Technology is evolving. Society is changing. Businesses need graduates that can keep up. We’ll help you adapt, find creative solutions and think innovatively to stand out from the crowd.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to intellectually synthesise an understanding of the role, operation and function of markets and financial institutions. You’ll developed academic knowledge of the major theoretical tools and theories of finance, and their relevance and application to theoretical and practical problems. Enhance your analytical ability in interpreting financial data, including that arising in the context of the firm or household from accounting statements and data generated in financial markets. Your ability to engage in critically reflective practice will help foster personal development and life-long learning. We aim to educate and practically train you for a career in Finance and Banking or to pursue doctoral studies.

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This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Developing Academic Skills for Business

    The move from college to university requires the demonstration of skills that many new students find challenging. This module is designed to equip you with the techniques necessary for you to successfully complete your degree.

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    Developing Academic Literacy

    The aim of this module is for you to develop confidence and autonomy through ‘learning by doing’ process. It will help you develop your academic literacy, appropriate academic voice and skills and to express argument(s) by using credible academic sources. Additionally, it helps you to apply theoretical concepts/positions in their coursework and also to demonstrate these properly in written form. It is also designed to ensure you understand the concept of academic integrity and associated protocols and the use of Word and referencing tools such as Endnote.

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    Inside Business

    This module is designed to give you a broad introduction to the main functions within a business, and assess how associated decisions are made. The aim is to provide you with an understanding of the relevance of these key topics in preparation for future studies in Business or its associated specialisms.

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    Connecting to Business and Employment through Volunteering

    This module provides you with the opportunity to engage in an activity as a volunteer in a social enterprise or charity. The experience will enable you to witness business processes practice and enables you to identify and try different styles of work. The activity itself will offer you with valuable networking opportunities, the development of employability skills, and experience that can enhance your CV.

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    The Global Business Enterprise

    This module aims to offers you with a sound base in business and enterprise and support further studies. The module is built around developing your knowledge of the environment within which business, enterprise and entrepreneurship operate and will give you a solid scaffolding for expanding their knowledge of the area.

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    Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital Proficiency

    The module will equip you to succeed in both your studies and subsequent career. This includes the development of individual non-cognitive intelligence; digital proficiency; and cultural intelligence.

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    People and Organisations

    This module will introduce you to the variety of work organizations. You will also understand and explore the psychological, sociological and economic explanations of human behaviour in organisations.

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    Fundamentals of Business Accounting

    This module will develop and prepare you for entry into the professional workplace or further studies in accounting and finance. As part of this module, you will learn and develop a sound basis of theory and principles, accounting techniques and skills necessary as a foundation for further study and practical experience in accounting.

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    Business Law

    This module will provide you with knowledge of the constitution and forms of business entities. You will understand the relevant principles of UK law and the legislation governing the formation, structure, and operation of a business and its obligations. As part of the module, your will explore the legal obligations of a professional practitioner and of a professional practice in respect of employees. As you study the module and attend the law clinic, you will be able to analyse problems confronting a business, identify applicable legislation and apply appropriate legal principles.

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    Fundamentals of Economics

    The module aims to enable you to develop an understanding of the basic economic concepts, theories, ideas and tools and their real-world application.

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    Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies

    This module will provide you with the opportunity to document the development of core employability skills and allow students to acquire tangible evidence to support your employability narrative at interviews.

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    Introduction to Econometrics

    The module aims to provide a good understanding of the theoretical foundations of econometrics, and to equip you with the statistical tools to analyse empirical data.
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    Financial Management

    This module is intended to introduce you to the ideas and techniques of running a financially successful business. You appreciate and learn that in order to grow and expand, businesses must both find profitable investments and obtain funds to make those investments.

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    Financial Economics

    This module considers the main theoretical and applied aspects of the finance discipline. The main aim is to deepen your understanding of the workings of national and international capital markets and the interaction between such markets and economic units, such as households, firms, financial institutions.

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    Law of International Finance

    In this module you will examine the legal issues created by the international operations of large commercial banks, merchant banks and investment banks. Although based primarily on a discussion and analysis of current London City Practices, reference to other relevant laws are examined. The course has a strong comparative and international law content and emphasises a study of regulatory issues and private international law considerations in the context of international finance.

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    Optional placement

    This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

    The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

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    Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy Practice

    This module will develop core employability skills and allow you to develop and demonstrate skills in (i) the analysis of a problem (ii) planning and organising a task, including time management (iii) exercising judgement in the light of observed and published data (iv) compiling a report, (v) teamwork and collaboration and (vi) use of appropriate technologies.

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    Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics

    The aims of the module are to develop a critical appreciation of the key principles of business ethics, corporate responsibility/citizenship and sustainability, and the relation of these to the workplace and encourage you to critique theories of management and leadership from the perspective of ethics.

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    Risk Management in Banking and Corporate Finance

    To provide an extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding of risk management in the banking industry and banking regulations. In addition, to develop the practitioner’s skills and ability to synthesise complex issues, evaluate information, apply principles and techniques, and make professional judgements to arrive at informed decisions in relevant work situations. The module mainly concentrates on the fundamental concepts and issues in identifying, measuring and controlling risk in a financial setting and the tools and techniques to measure and manage risk.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

Banking and Finance are practical, career-focused subjects. As far as possible, learning methods will reflect the tasks you'll be expected to carry out when you start work. 

With an emphasis on learning practical skills, underpinned by a sound knowledge of key principles, theories and regulations, you'll learn in ways that include: 

  • Field trips to companies and financial institutions to see how professional banking and finance professionals operate. 
  • Teamwork, to share ideas and insights and produce work together. 
  • Guest speakers representing a cross-section of finance and business expertise. 
  • Practical tasks. For example, learn how to trade in stocks and shares with our Bloomberg trading platform. This will develop investment management skills that will positively impact on your CV.  
  • Lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. 

You will be expected to undertake a great deal of independent study outside of formal teaching time, supported by our specialist business library and a selection of digital materials, financial databases, handbooks, notes and other resources. 

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

You will be assessed by a range of assessments including exams, coursework, and portfolio development.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

University Square Stratford

University Square Stratford, University Square Stratford

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Baoying Lai

Dr. Baoying Lai is a senior lecturer in Finance and the course leader of MSc Finance and Risk programme at Royal Docks School of Business and Law.

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Dr Eric Boahen

Dr Eric Boahen is a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London.

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in banking and/or finance Industries. This could include various positions in investment banks, such as financial analysts, roles in sales and other such professional positions.