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Full-time Degree

BSc (Hons) in Banking Practice
and Management

Covering all the essential areas for a successful career in banking and financial services management, crucially reflecting what employers tell us they are looking for from recent graduates.

About the course

This programme gives you insight into the industry as a whole whilst allowing you to tailor the course to subjects of interest and your career aspirations. It’s designed to provide you with the foundation knowledge for a career in banking.

You will get to grips with the workings of the sector both from an organisational point of view and in respect of the financial markets, covering the essential concepts of risk that underpin financial decision making.

Building on this, you will gain specific understanding of the commercial environment in which banks operate, the principles of management and organisational effectiveness. There is also an opportunity to build specialist knowledge in retail or corporate financial services or to undertake a work placement within the industry.

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Graduates go on to careers in retail financial services or corporate banking and are particularly well-placed to enter executive and management trainee schemes. Typical roles for graduates include leadership positions in large institutions, branch or regional management, relationship management, product development, and corporate lending and credit.

This course is also an excellent foundation for higher level study such as MSc in Banking Practice & Management.

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Each module is taught through a variety of lectures and tutorials. Throughout the programme, senior industry practitioners will give guest lectures and seminars and provide insight on the latest developments in the industry.

First-year modules

  • Financial Markets and Risk
  • Assessing Financial Performance
  • Fundamentals of Leadership and Management
  • Marketing in Financial Services

Second-year modules

  • Financial Services: The Commercial Environment
  • Organisational Management in Financial Services
  • Commercial and Corporate Financial Services
  • Retail Financial Services

Third-year modules

  • Strategic Management in Financial Services
  • Research-based Dissertation

Option modules

  • Advanced Work-based Learning
  • Globalisation of Financial Markets
  • Risk Management in Banking
  • Corporate Lending
  • Wealth Management

Lecturers and Tutors

We ensure a blend of academic and practitioner experience within our lecturing team. Our faculty are drawn from both the academic and professional worlds, qualified to the highest levels and committed to enhancing the student experience. Many of our lecturers have themselves worked in the financial services industry and keep up-to-date with industry regulations and news, enabling them to help you understand how the theory relates to practice.

Course Requirements

We normally make offers of BBB/BBC at 'A' level (this excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking, Extended Projects and Citizenship Studies). All applicants are usually required to hold a minimum of GCSE Maths grade B and English Language grade C or equivalent.

We accept the BTEC Extended Diploma at DDM and the Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma along with other qualifications. The International Baccalaureate is also accepted (28 – 30 points) and holders of the AAT/ACCA diplomas are encouraged to apply. Offers may vary.

Certificate and Diploma in Financial Studies - remember that our Financial Capability qualifications can contribute to our entry requirements, helping you to stand out from other applicants.

Additional information

Before teaching starts, we will be hosting a Summer Maths Programme which focuses on the fundamental math skills you will come across during your studies. It's a great opportunity to boost your numerical skills, get a head start on your studies and begin your first year with confidence.

If you do not meet the entry requirements or if you are applying as a mature students, please contact Full-time Programmes on +44 (0)20 7337 6293/4 or email us.

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