City University London

Course Introduction

The BSc (Hons) Investment and Financial Risk Management covers both the internal aspects of financial institutions and the external factors that affect the markets. This degree investigates modern investment and risk management techniques and offers a route to becoming a trader, a fund manager, a broker or an analyst in any area of finance. Cass Business School has worked closely with major employers to develop two courses that meet the finance industry's needs: the BSc (Hons) Banking and International Finance and the BSc (Hons) Investment and Financial Risk Management. Both courses provide students with the practical skills they need to succeed in the dynamic and fast'moving global finance business. Cass Business School has established relationships with a variety of leading financial firms and can offer a wealth of placement opportunities. Students on the BSc (Hons) Banking and International Finance have had placements including the Bank of England, Morgan Stanley, KPMG, American Express, Nomura and Citi. BSc Investment and Financial Risk Management students have taken placements at UBS, HSBC, Goldman Sachs and GE Money. Students studying these courses can choose to spend a year abroad in highly'ranked institutions such as Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Students studying abroad can gain a valuable additional perspective on the global finance industry, increase their network of contacts and improve their career prospects.

Course Modules

Year 1: Modules include: economics; financial accounting; law; quantitative methods;introduction to financial markets and institutions; business courses and French, German or Spanish for business are available as electives. Year 2: Core modules include: corporate risk management; investment markets; security analysis; principles of finance and business statistics; elective modules include: company valuation; risk analysis and modelling; personal finance; decision analysis; life assurance and pensions; real estate valuation and forecasting. Year 3: Optional placement. Final year: Core modules include: equity investment; fixed income portfolio management; derivative trading and hedging; financial engineering and asset'liability management; electives include: forecasting; advanced corporate finance; advanced financial economics; continuous stochastic modelling; corporate finance; dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA
  • SQA Higher BB-AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABBB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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92% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 92%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 85%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 85%

£24,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 30
Studying 30
Studying and working 25
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 64%

Total Coursework: 33%

Total Practical: 3%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation