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

The first year is common across all three of our finance courses. This provides students with a strong foundation in all of the core areas of finance. The modules taught focus on financial markets, banking, economics, accounting, quantitative techniques (mathematics and stats) and business skills. Within these modules there is a focus on developing an understanding of relevant tools and then applying them to solving practical problems encountered by those working in the finance industry. The modules develop students’ skills in areas such as mathematics, statistics, data handling, computing and also in presenting their work.

In year two students further develop their core knowledge of finance, with courses in derivatives and corporate finance as well as accounting. Students must also study econometrics, which forms the basis of quantitative modelling and testing techniques in finance. In the second half of year two students split into their three pathway groups and study specialist modules on international banking and bank risk management.

In year three students develop a knowledge of international finance and banking and financial management to an advanced level. 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 may undertake a dissertation or a final year essay in a subject relevant to 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)