Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

School of Business and Economics

Undergraduate study

Banking Finance and Management student profile

Banking Finance and Management student profile

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Banking, Finance and Management - 2017 entry


BSc (Hons) DPS/DintS* 4 years full time sandwich 
UCAS code - N301

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies


  • About the course
  • Course structure
  • Career opportunities
  • Entry criteria
  • Next steps

Graduates of this course have a long and established track record of excellent employment, with many employed in the City of London by prestigious UK and international banking and finance organisations.

This illustrates the high regard in which the degree is held by leading graduate employers.

Combining the three elements of economic and banking theory, finance and management, the multidisciplinary nature of the course means that it also provides a strong foundation for careers in accounting and general management.

Taught by lecturers with first-hand industry experience, you will develop an understanding and awareness of the practices and problems of modern day business. You will also develop quantitative, communication and computing skills, as well as your ability to work in groups.

About the course

Banking, Finance and Management is a four year degree and includes a year on placement or studying abroad (or six months on each) as an integral part of the course. Our final year students regularly comment on how this experience aids their understanding of the material we teach in the final year and their employability prospects.

The first year introduces you to the core elements of banking, finance and management, while the second and final years will cover these elements in greater depth and also enable you to choose a number of subjects from a comprehensive list of options, allowing you to tailor your studies to focus on areas that support your career aspirations.

Year on Professional Placement or Studying Abroad

  • A salaried Professional Placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers. Our dedicated Placements Office work with over 400 leading employers of all sizes around the world to help you secure a placement. Typically around 1/3rd of placement students are offered a job by their placement employer.
  • Studying Abroad at one of our partner universities around the world also boosts your employability and helps you develop intercultural skills highly prized by employers.

Satisfactory completion of either of these options results in either a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) or a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) in addition to your degree.

Recent placements for Banking, Finance and Management Students

Barclays (Group Market Risk Unit)
Credit Agricole (Treasury Department)
Deutsche Bank (Fund Administrator)
Fujitsu (Project Management Placement Student)
Goldman Sachs (Analyst)
Heineken (Human Resources)
IBM (European Operations Analyst)
J.P. Morgan (Exotics and Hybrids Proxy Trade Management)

Lloyds Bank (Major Corporates Business Analyst)
Menzies LLP (Case Administrator)
Morgan Stanley (Finance)
Nomura (Product Controller)
PwC (Assurance)
RSA (Corporate Recovery)
SISU Capital Ltd (Junior Analyst)
Warner Bros (Finance Intern)
Xerox Ltd (Distribution and Operations Executive)

The core subjects and options may vary from year to year. For the latest information please email us.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Introduction to Banking
  • Banking Law and Practice
  • Financial Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Micro and Macroeconomics
  • Skills for Study, Placement and Employment
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Business Modelling
  • Organisations in the International Context

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Business Lending
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Accounting for Management Decisions
  • Management Science Methods
  • Economics of the Financial System
  • Business Information Management

Plus three modules from a list of options (including Operations Management, International Business, Consumer Behaviour and Financial Reporting)

Year on placement or studying abroad (or 6 months of each)

For most students your third year will be spent on a professional placement. This may be with a bank, financial institution or with one of a broad range of UK companies.

Alternatively, many of our students choose to take the opportunity to expand their horizons and enhance their employability by studying abroad at one of our partner universities around the world; either for a full year instead of going on placement or for six months in addition to going on placement for six months.

Final Year

Compulsory modules

  • Financial Management and Corporate Policy
  • Corporate and Wholesale Banking
  • Principles of Strategic Management
  • Strategy in Banking

Plus a number of modules from a wide range of options (including Financial Risk Management, Behavioural Finance, International Marketing, Corporate Reconstruction and other general management subjects)

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

Career opportunities for Banking, Finance and Management Graduates

Our great all-round student experience develops well-rounded graduates who are highly employable:

  • Loughborough was ranked joint 3rd in UK for Graduate Prospects in Business and Management Studies (Complete University Guide, 2017).
  • Loughborough is one of the top 15 universities most targeted by leading recruiters according to the 2016 Graduate Market Review (High Fliers Research).*

Over recent years our close partnerships with industry, commerce and the City has led to exceptionally high graduate employment rates and starting salaries. While most of our graduates follow careers in banking and financial services, many have also moved into accountancy and the financial departments of multinational companies.

Example graduate destinations: Citigroup (Accounts Investigation Analyst); Deloitte (Enterprise Risk Services Consultant); RBS (Risk Manager); PwC (Offshore Auditor)

*Source: High Fliers Research, ‘The Graduate Market in 2016’, January 2016

Entry criteria – 2017 entry

Information about the entry requirements for this course are below. 
A-level AAB (Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Communication and Culture). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects
SQA AH AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers
IB 35 points minimum with Grades 6 6 5 at HL
Other BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD profile in relevant subjects
Additional Strong GCSE profile including minimum grade B in Maths and English Language (or equivalent)

All applications must be made through UCAS. To find out what to do next, please read our how to apply section.

SQA AH = Scottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers 
IB = International Baccalaureate Diploma 
BTEC = Business and Technology Education Council (UK)

Next steps

If you are interested in studying our Banking, Finance and Management BSc please follow the links for further useful information:

Contact details

To enquire about any of undergraduate courses please contact:

Charlotte Connor
Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1509 223393 
Email: sbe.ug@lboro.ac.uk 


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