City, University of London

Course Introduction

The BSc (Hons) Banking and International Finance degree is delivered by Cass Business School, City, University of London and provides you with the academic knowledge and skills required to operate in the increasingly competitive world of financial markets.

Our close links with international corporations is reflected in the degree, which is constantly evolving to meet the needs of an ever'changing business world. Many of our lecturers have worked in industry and continue to consult for corporate organisations, so you will benefit from their first'hand knowledge and business experience. As we place a high value on teaching both theory and application, you will emerge from your degree with a good understanding of how to use your newly acquired knowledge in the workplace. A key part of this degree is the opportunity to gain professional work experience or a period of study abroad.

Course Modules

Year one

The first year provides students with a strong foundation in financial markets, banking, economics and accounting, enabling them to relate their studies to the financial sector from an early stage and develop an understanding of the tools used in applied investment analysis, including mathematical, statistical, database, computing and presentation skills.

Core modules: Banking and financial institutions, Business skills, Finance and investment, Introductory financial accounting, Introductory management accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Quantitative methods.

Year two: There is a focus on developing theoretical knowledge of banking and financial management, finance and economics. Students also study econometrics, which forms the basis of modelling and testing in banking and finance. Students can choose an additional two elective modules to suit their own interests and aspirations from a wide selection. Core modules include: Bank risk management, Derivatives, Economics of forex, Financial econometrics, International banking, Monetary economics.

Year three: Students develop knowledge of international finance and banking and financial management to an advanced level. Core modules include: Banking regulation, Corporate finance, Fixed income and credit risk, International finance. Students also select two electives which can extend knowledge of finance and the applications of mathematical models, enhance understanding of the role of banks in financial markets, or allow a focus on areas including investment or accounting. Finally, students undertake a dissertation in a financial subject relevant to their interests and career aspirations.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)