BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance programme (final year) is an innovative undergraduate degree programme which builds upon your prior study as a progression towards the degree. The programme is delivered over 12 months commencing with an induction in Sri Lanka by Northumbria University lecturers to introduce students to the learning resources, tutors, modules and assessment. Students will then complete four 20 credit modules and a research dissertation supported by tutors from the university and locally.
This module is designed for business students to develop a non-technical understanding of the key aspects of corporate financial theory and practice. The module covers the core aspects of raising capital and determining financing, investing capital in major corporate decisions, and finally returning value to shareholders.
In this module, you will learn and examine the banking risk faced by banks and financial institutions. The module takes you through specific areas of credit and market risks within the context of the relevant regulatory framework (The Basel Accords) and draws on case study material provided by high profile banks and financial institution. You will be expected to develop an understanding of the nature of credit and market risks, its measurement models and management issues.
In this module, you will examine the interest rate, liquidity and operational risks faced by banks and financial institutions. You will also learn the measurement and management aspects of these banking risks with the help of case studies within the banking and finance institutions. Further, a key aspect of the module is to determine why an effective fraud risk assessment framework is essential to the banking and financial institutions. You will be developing and communicating an effective fraud risk assessment framework. Prominent real life financial disasters would also be examined to demonstrate how these issues can impact upon banking and financial institutions.
In this module, you will learn the key aspects of the banking industry and the environment they operate within including: central banking, retail, commercial and investment banking. You will be encouraged to analyse, critique and discuss the current banking industry innovations and changes using academic literature to back up your arguments. You will also learn about international banking, the money transfer and payment systems, and the technology advancement in banking. Throughout the module you will be required to keep up to date with the latest developments within the banking industry to enable you to contribute to this module.
This module is designed to promote personal development and a range of inter-personal, intellectual and practical (functional) skills based around and demonstrated through an individually negotiated dissertation that will be of benefit to you and/or your employing organisation. The integrative project will draw on your learning from each of the programme’s level 6 modules. It will focus on a banking and finance issue and seek to develop research and leadership skills in considering the wider implications of this issue for the organisation. The dissertation will focus on a banking and finance topic and seek to develop skills in the diagnosis of problems, research and analysis, development of strategies to address problems, and techniques of presentation. You will demonstrate that appropriate ethical, commercial confidentiality and data protection issues are taken into consideration. You will be expected to reflect on the learning derived from carrying out the project.