City, University of London

Course Introduction

The BSc (Hons) Finance degree will provide students with the academic knowledge and skills required to operate in the increasingly competitive world of finance. The ever'increasing importance of corporate finance and its subsequent governance remains at the cornerstone of modern finance debates and regulatory reforms. This course is delivered by Cass Business School, City, University of London. Cass is ranked 1st in London and 4th in the UK for courses in Accounting and Finance (Guardian University Guide 2017).The BSc Finance is designed to look into various aspects of financial markets with emphasis on corporate finance and governance of global enterprises. The course has a strong international orientation as well as blending the academic and professional elements of the modern financial world.

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. Three elective modules chosen from a wide range allows students to focus on areas relevant to their own interests and career aspirations, such as investment, finance and risk, accounting and real estate.

In year three students develop their knowledge of corporate finance, governance, and international finance to an advanced level. Students also select three electives which may either extend your knowledge of finance and the applications of mathematical models, or enhance understanding of the role of financial markets. Alternatively, students may focus on areas such as investment or accounting. Students also undertake a dissertation in a financial 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) Other Fees