Economics, Banking and Finance BA

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Economics, Banking and Finance BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 11,790

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BA in Economics, Banking and Finance from the University of Suffolk is designed to make you an extremely employable graduate who also has the potential to pursue a professional or research career.  You’ll have the benefits of studying under experts in these exciting fields, You’ll discover the basics of economics and then move on to mastering the latest thinking in these rapidly developing fields.

    You’ll learn specific banking and finance skills as well as how to best embody the university’s 5 ‘big ideas’ of Advocacy, Plurality, Accountability, Application and Empowerment. You’ll come to understand the structures of financial institutions as well as the regulatory frameworks under which they operate. You’ll learn about banking, investment and economic theory, as well as studying accounting as a professional practice.

    This degree program is delivered by UOS’s famous Business School. The Business School is a Partner in Learning with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (the ICAEW), and employers will recognise what this says about your skill as a graduate.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over three years at full time.

    In addition to the core modules listed below, you will be able to specialise your education by selecting optional modules throughout your studies.

     Year 1 Core Modules Include:

    • Business Economics
    • Business Law
    • Financial Markets and Institutions
    • Introduction to Accounting
    • Introduction to Business Finance and Quantitative Methods
    • Management and Managing: An Introduction

    Year 2 Core Modules Include:

    • Topics in Business Research
    • Business Ethics
    • Managing for Innovation and Creativity
    • Modern Banking
    • Financial Risk Management
    • Microeconomic Theory
    • Macroeconomic Theory
    • Business Management in Practice

    Sandwich Year (optional)

    Taking a year in professional or industrial placement is a great way to ensure that you have the real world skills and experience employers demand fresh from graduation. You’ll also be able to begin building a professional network early, helping to ensure later success.

    Year 3 Core Modules Include:

    • Alternative Economic Ideas
    • Banking and Financial Regulation
    • Development Economics
    • Dissertation / Business Research Project
    • Financial Strategy
    • Global Economy
    • Industrial Organisation

    Learning & Teaching

    The curriculum of the University of Suffolk’s courses takes advantage of the school’s smaller size to make best use of flexible, creative learning. Traditional models (lectures, seminars, etc.) will be used side by side with Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and fully integrated employability content.

    In addition to optional participation in placements and internships in order to impart real world skills pertaining to your chosen specialty, you’ll be taught widely applicable (and highly transferrable) skills.

    Career Possiblities

    UOS’s degree programs are all designed to make you a highly employable graduate. The curriculum is constantly updated to ensure that you are learning the best practices of a wide range of organisations, and that you are familiar with the latest thinking in the field. Recent graduates have taken on exciting and highly lucrative roles in insurance providers, banks, building societies and other financial institutions as well as the public sector bodies who regulate the financial services industry.  

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BA degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded 112 UCAS Tariff Points to apply. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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