Undergraduate study


Banking, Finance and Management

Business and Economics

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich N301 AAB 1 October 2018

Top 10

for all subject areas

The Times Good University Guide 2017

Among 1%

of Business Schools in the world

to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation


of employed 2015 graduates

in professional or managerial roles six months after graduating


Average starting salary

DLHE 2015

Banking, Finance and Management course overview

Today’s ever evolving global banking and finance sector requires astute managers equipped to deal with complex problems. This course is distinctive in combining the three elements of banking and finance theory, economics and management studies to prepare you for a successful management career in the financial services industry, accounting or general management.

This course has a long and very successful history of producing highly sought-after graduates, many of whom are employed in the City of London by prestigious UK and international banking and finance organisations.

Taught by lecturers with first-hand industry experience, you will gain a thorough grounding in both theory and current practice affecting banking and finance organisations today.

In the first year of the course, you are introduced to the core elements of banking, finance and management, which we complement with quantitative, computing and communication skills.

In the second and final years, you will study core banking, finance and management topics in more depth. In the final year you build on this and your placement experience and have the opportunity to specialise by choosing more advanced optional modules that suit your career ambitions.

Teaching and learning methods

We are committed to helping you stand out in the increasingly competitive graduate job market and many of our graduates go on to enjoy rewarding careers with major international companies.

Our high quality courses develop skills valued by employers including independent learning and research, analytical skills, group work, presentation skills, project work, computer skills and numeracy. Our wide variety of optional modules enables students to focus on areas related to their career aspirations.

Lectures are supported by online resources, tutorials, workshops, seminars and discussion groups. Some tutorials are streamed according to prior qualifications in mathematics and economics.

Enterprise ethos

Enterprise is a key part of the Loughborough experience and can really boost your job prospects. All our business degrees include a module to develop our students’ enterprise and employability skills. There are also specific modules in entrepreneurship for those with aspirations to start their own businesses.

Student Enterprise thrives on campus with a range of extra-curricular activities including business planning competitions, events, and support services for students with real business ideas.


Year 1

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

Year 2

  • 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;

  • Operations Management
  • International Business
  • Consumer Behaviour and Financial Reporting
  • Information System Development
  • International Economics
  • Organisation Studies
  • Business Ethics and CSR
  • Brand Management
  • Vocational Psychology
  • Data Analysis for Management

Placement year

  • Salaried professional placement
  • Alternatively you can choose to study abroad at an overseas partner university, or a mixture of professional placement and study abroad

Year 4

  • 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;

  • Financial Risk Management
  • Behavioural Finance
  • International Marketing
  • Corporate Reconstruction and
  • Other general management subjects

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


Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, contribution in tutorials, group work, class tests, problem-sheets and computer-based exercises.

The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

N301 Banking, Finance and Management - BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS

AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels (one of which must be an academic subject) at grades AB. National Diploma: DD plus one academic A Level at grade B. National Extended Diploma: DDD
Preferred subjects: Business
Majority A/B (7/6) Grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language


Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Preferred subjects

While no specific A Level (or equivalent) subjects are required, we strongly prefer combinations drawn from traditional (academic) subjects to demonstrate a range of numerical, analytical and discursive abilities. These A Levels include: Maths/Further Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, English Language/Literature, Languages (non-native) Government and Politics, Law, and Statistics.

If studying a BTEC qualification then Business is preferred, although other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one or more academic A Levels outlined above.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £16,000

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Graduate destinations

The degree equips graduates for financial careers in industry as well as banking.

We have very close links with the banks and financial institutions, nationally and internationally. Whilst our graduates are in high demand in the banking and financial services sectors, a number have chosen to move into accounting and general management and are quickly given high levels of responsibility.


This is a four year degree and includes a year on placement or studying abroad as an integral part of the course. You can opt for either a year on placement or study abroad, or six months on each.

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.

On successful completion, you will be awarded either a Diploma in Professional Studies or a Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree.

Professional Placements

A salaried Professional Placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers.

Typically your placement could be with a financial institution, an accountancy firm or one or of a broad range of major UK or multinational companies.

Our dedicated Placements Office help you secure a placement and work with over 400 leading employers of all sizes around the world who regularly target our students for salaried placement positions. Typically around 1/3rd of placement students are offered a graduate job by their placement employer.

Studying Abroad

Studying Abroad boosts your employability and helps you develop intercultural skills highly prized by employers.

It presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, improve your language skills (though you will be taught in English) and enhance your self-confidence.

Our dedicated International Relations Office offers extensive support throughout the process. We have a wide range of partners in Europe, North and South America, East Asia and Australasia. 

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Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: N301