Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Banking, Finance and Management

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2017

This course is distinctive in combining the three elements of banking and finance theory, economics and management studies. The multidisciplinary nature of the course means that it provides an excellent base for careers in the financial services industry, as well as in accounting and general management.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year

BSc (Hons)

Banking, Finance and Management

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2017

This course is distinctive in combining the three elements of banking and finance theory, economics and management studies. The multidisciplinary nature of the course means that it provides an excellent base for careers in the financial services industry, as well as in accounting and general management.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Among just 1% of Business Schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation
  • 93% of graduates in works or further study 2014 graduates) 
  • Top 10 in all our subject areas (The Times Good University Guide 2016)

This course is distinctive in combining the three elements of banking and finance theory, economics and management studies. The multidisciplinary nature of the course means that it provides an excellent base for careers in the financial services industry, as well as in accounting and general management.

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. We will also develop abilities in working with others in groups.

In the second and final years, you will study core banking, finance and management topics in more depth. In addition, you are allowed to choose a number of optional subjects. Currently in the final year, half of the subjects studied are chosen by you from a comprehensive list of options offered by the School of Business and Economics. This enables you to focus the final year of your degree in areas of particular interest to you.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich N301
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.

Assessment

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.

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.

Selection

Selection interviews are not normally held, and offers of places are made on the basis of your UCAS form, particularly your referee’s report and previous examination performances. Candidates who are offered a place are invited to visit the School and meet staff on one of several Visit Days.

Graduate destination

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.

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

Course structure

Year 1
  • 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
  • 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 3
  • 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 (including Financial Risk Management, Behavioural Finance, International Marketing, Corporate Reconstruction and other general management subjects).

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: N301 BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

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
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
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)

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band A course) £14,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Professional placement

The third year of the course is spent on a salaried business placement which may be with a financial institution, an accountancy firm or one or of a broad range of major UK or multinational companies.

On successful completion of the placement year, you will be awarded a Diploma in Professional Studies in addition to your degree.

Study abroad

All of our students can also choose to develop their language skills with us and spend the year between their second and final year studying abroad at one of our partner universities around the world. This results in a Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree.

Department / School Key Information Sets

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

UCAS code: N301

Our students

Channing Lynch

“There is so much to get involved in at Loughborough through my course and though extra-curricular activities. I feel I’m constantly developing as an individual.”

Helen Ots

“The quality of teaching, from the number of industry experts and researchers, is really high at Loughborough and our lecturers’ passion in their subjects is reflected in our lectures.”

Matt Ellis

“I completed a six week summer internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year, where they offered me a Graduate Scheme job after I graduate.”

Christina Chia

“I've had a great experience here at Loughborough. Students do not discriminate or isolate you as a mature student and I've made some great friends here of all ages.”

Simon Loose

“I've been given lots of time, advice and additional projects to get involved with by my personal tutor, which was fundamental to obtaining the placement year I wanted as an Accenture analyst.”

Channing Lynch

“There is so much to get involved in at Loughborough through my course and though extra-curricular activities. I feel I’m constantly developing as an individual.”

Helen Ots

“The quality of teaching, from the number of industry experts and researchers, is really high at Loughborough and our lecturers’ passion in their subjects is reflected in our lectures.”

Matt Ellis

“I completed a six week summer internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year, where they offered me a Graduate Scheme job after I graduate.”

Christina Chia

“I've had a great experience here at Loughborough. Students do not discriminate or isolate you as a mature student and I've made some great friends here of all ages.”

Simon Loose

“I've been given lots of time, advice and additional projects to get involved with by my personal tutor, which was fundamental to obtaining the placement year I wanted as an Accenture analyst.”