"The course is complex, stimulating, challenging, exciting and rewarding. I’m proud of my HRM report that analyses the internal and external environment of an organisation." Ana Starciuc, Finance Student
The finance sector is essential to a successful global economy, and currently employs over 2 million people across banking, insurance and accountancy services. You will study within our flourishing Business School in the heart of London.
Our course is tailored towards students wishing to forge careers in the financial sector. You will build specialist economic knowledge of the operations, strategy and regulatory functions of finance and banking institutions, prepared to pursue a management career within a financial institution. There is no better city to study finance. London remains, alongside New York and Tokyo, a powerhouse of international banking.
We have an outstanding student satisfaction rate of 97% (NSS, 2015)
This course provides an advanced financial education which covers both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and policy. You will learn quantitative research and computing methods essential for economics and finance. As part of your studies you will also cover:
You will graduate with the confidence to present and discuss economic argument using verbal, graphical, mathematical and statistical language. Prepared with the skills to research and disseminate economic and financial data: to support arguments and draw conclusions. You will also become confident in analysing and interpreting economic and financial information and be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of economic issues relevant to banking and finance.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification.
You will attend lectures, workshops and seminars, and learn by working on group assignments, problem-solving exercises and case study analyses. You will read textbooks and academic journals, and further your understanding through class discussions and exercises in class and online.
You can opt to extend the course by a year, and spend the third year doing a work placement, which we will help you to find. You will produce an assessed report on the organisation you have been working with. Alternatively, you can opt to do two shorter placements in the summers after years 1 and 2.
You will be assessed through exams, tests, written assignments, presentations and group exercises. You will receive informal feedback from your tutor in seminars and after class tests.
Research interests: Empirical Finance; Financial Econometrics; Financial Economics.
Research interests: Education and use of learning technologies
She is a Chartered Management Accountant CIMA and has connections with professional accounting bodies and employability. Prior to joining Middlesex University, Alison worked at HSBC, Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation and Lendlease. She is interested in the development of online technologies and applying these into Higher Education.
Research Interests: Accounting education, technology in education, accounting history.
Ellie is a Middlesex University alumna. She trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte gaining experience of a diverse range of clients in the banking and finance industry. She is heavily involved with the activities of the British Accounting and Finance Association – Accounting Education Special Interest Group.
Teaching interests: Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance.
Angeli is ACA qualified and holds a BA Hons degree in Accounting from the University of Dundee. She was the Finance Director at BD London, an advertising and marketing agency, and at Earls Court and Olympia exhibition venues prior to joining Middlesex University.
Research interests: Empirical Finance; Financial Econometrics; Risk Management; Banking; Financial Economics.
Research interests: Financial reporting; Audit quality; Corporate governance
She has extensive accounting experience in public accounting firm prior to joining the teaching profession. She has taught in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
Teaching interest: Financial Aspects of Business
She is a chartered accountant and has over fifteen years' experience in Practice. She was previously a senior manager in a City firm of accountants. She is now Head of Finance in a commercial organisation, and a part-time lecturer at the University. She strives to bring her practical experience into her teaching to make the subject real and relevant to her students.
Typical offers for this course:
A Levels minimum two, maximum three subjects
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma minimum two, maximum three subjects
Access to HE Diploma
Overall pass: must include 45 credits at Level 3 , of which all 45 must be at Merit or higher
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree. For more information see our Business Foundation page.Our entry requirements are displayed as grades. Please use theUCAS calculatorto find out the equivalent tariff points.
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.
You will graduate primed with the professional knowledge and skills for a career in the banking and finance sector, and be well prepared for postgraduate study. The finance industry offers a wealth of career options for determined graduates. You could find yourself working within: banks and building societies; insurance; or in accountancy within either audit, tax or an accountancy business; or managing investment and pension funds.
Our Banking & Finance graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of roles in prestigious organisations including: Bensons Accountants, Tradewise, London Eye, South Sudan Women’s Skills Development and Honda.
In roles such as: Trainee Accountant, Claims Negotiator, Self Ledger Clerk, Finance Secretary and also Sales.
Additionally, you can go on to do further study. The courses that our BSc Banking & Finance graduates are now undertaking include: MSc Banking & Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Applied Economics, and MSc Money, Banking & Finance.
We encourage our students to undertake a paid work placement during their studies; either as a year long assignment between year two and three, or as two shorter placements during the summers of your 1st and 2nd years of study.
The paid, year-long work placement exempts you from paying tuition fees for the full academic year; ensuring you gain the necessary practical skills to embark on your chosen career.
As an alternative to a year-long placement, you can instead undertake an internship as part of your course; either full-time over the summer following your second year of study, or part-time throughout the course of your final year.
Work experience in the form of placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and students who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.
Our specialist Employability Service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and gain valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one-to-one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews and networking. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business. Find out more here.
"The course is complex, stimulating, challenging, exciting but at the same time rewarding. I'm particularly proud of my HRM report that analyses the internal and external environment of an organisation and finds solutions to its problems and my Applied Econometrics project that estimates the probability of default of a firm.
"In the future, I'm planning to do a masters degree in Finance and Investments and becoming a professional in the banking sector. My time at Middlesex has given me considerable help to achieve my ambitions."
Sylvia Gottschalk, Programme Leader
"I joined Middlesex University Business School after several years as a researcher and forecaster at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). I have worked with the Institute's global econometric model, NiGEM, after completing a PhD in economics in 2001, and have regularly contributed to the forecast material in the Institute Review.
"I have taken part in several modelling projects for NiGEM, including a study of the Hong Kong economy, and an analysis of financial regulation rules in Brazil and Mexico, as well as undertaking research projects for the Department for International Development (Dfid), and the BBVA Foundation, on credit risk. I have also contributed to papers on fiscal and monetary policy, FDI and exchange rate uncertainty, and published in the International Journal of Finance and Economics, Economic Modelling, Journal of Trade and Economic Development and Journal of Economic Integration."