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Summer School 2020

Gain an industry-recognised professional qualification on top of your degree at our Summer School.

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About Summer School

Summer School is designed for university students that wish to develop a career in the banking and finance sector. You will join us at our campus in the heart of the City of London to gain specialist knowledge, skills and experience that are sought after by banks across the world. 

You will learn from leading academics, build direct links with employers and gain a range of practical skills. Alongside your studies, you will also have the chance to plan your next steps in a series of coaching sessions with our employability experts.

You can choose from two unique modules including:

Relationship Management 
This module will prepare you for a career in Relationship Management banking. You’ll gain an industry-recognised qualification as well as university credits. When you successfully complete this programme, you will be able to use the designation ‘CertRM’ after your name.

Strategic Consultancy 
In this module, you'll work directly with employers to gain practical industry experience and sector specific consultancy skills.

For full details, see our 'modules' section below.


Why study with us?

• We are a professional body as well as a university
• We are the only university to offer these industry-recognised modules, which we also deliver to banks and other employers all over the UK
• Our teachers are leading academics who also have experience of working in the financial sector
• We can give you careers guidance though a series of workshops
• Our links with major banks will help you network and make valuable contacts

“CertRM provides a practical overview of the skills and tools needed to be a successful relationship manager and aims to enhance business planning and portfolio management techniques." - Kevin Pope, Lead Reviewer
“The relationship banker used to be a mix of salesperson and inquisitor needing to sell and discover key information.  Today, the RM is a much more complex mixture of empathy, data interpreter, bespoke tailor and more complex financial knowledge.  The challenges and opportunities are greater for helping customers and having a more satisfying career.”- Pete D Hahn, Dean, Henry Grunfeld Professor of Banking

Summer School modules

If your application is successful, you will be interviewed by a member of our programmes team before being accepted onto the programme. If you have any questions, please contact us at ftp@libf.ac.uk

Certificate in Relationship Management (CertRM)

This module consists of two weeks of face to face lectures and is designed for students planning a career in relationship management, business or commercial banking.

You'll learn how to anticipate, identify and satisfy customer needs – profitably. You'll develop your skills in business planning and account portfolio management. And you’ll analyse the strategic context and organisational implications of relationship management in the financial services industry.

Key topics

  • The commercial environment that businesses operate in
  • The different types of business customer
  • The principles of relationship management
  • The role of a relationship manager in developing business and retaining customers
  • Managing business plans and portfolios, including key account and portfolio planning


Learning outcomes

When you successfully complete the module assessment, you will:

  • be able to use the designation ‘CertRM’ after your name
  • be awarded ten Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) credits
  • gain the equivalent of five credits in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) or three US credit. These credits may contribute to your current academic programme - please check with your own institution to see how you can transfer credits

Key information

  • Classes will be taught at our campus in the heart of the city of London
  • Your learning will include online study, face-to-face lectures and a series of careers and employability workshops.
  • The module has two assessment components including a coursework assignment and a multiple choice exam. 
  • Students who choose not to complete the assessment component will receive a certificate of attendance

Entry criteria 

  • A personal statement, of about 500 words, setting out why you’d like to join this programme
  • a full transcript from your university to demonstrate appropriate prior learning

£1,000 including tuition, learning materials, timetabled social events and careers workshops. You will need to arrange your accommodation, travel and living costs.

Strategic Consultancy in the Finance Sector

Do you like solving problems and have an analytical mind? Would you like to work in a consultancy project team, advising and solving a real-life strategic issues? Then our four week Strategic Consultancy course will help you get ahead.

You will learn how to use key strategic management concepts and tools. You'll find out about the role of the consultant, the consultancy cycle and how to deliver solutions. And you'll develop your skills so you can work with varied and international teams to serve clients.

Key topics

  • an introduction to the concept of strategy
  • the external and internal environments
  • evaluating strategic concepts
  • consulting clients and contracting through practical experience
  • the consultancy process
  • professionalism and employability

Learning outcomes

When you successfully complete the module assessment, you will:

  • gain 20 credits that can be transferred to your undergraduate degree
  • be awarded a certificate of attendance

Teaching & Assessment 

  • Classes will be taught at our campus in the heart of the city of London.
  • Your learning will include classroom time, face-to-face meetings with the company and time for individual and group study.
  • Confirmed timetables will be provided prior to the programme commencing. 
  • The module has two assessment components including a 2,000 word summative assignment and a 15-minute presentation. 

Entry criteria 

  • 2:2 or equivalent predicted grade / obtained in previous or current year of study of degree programme
  • Personal statement (approximately 500 words) stating why you would like to take part in this module and how it will help your career progression

£2,000 including tuition, consultancy project support, learning materials, timetabled social events and workshops. This fee does not include accommodation, food/drink, travel costs or spending money.