Course Details
  • Duration : One academic year
  • Awarding body : Northumbria University - UK
  • Next Intake : November 2017
  • Lectures : Saturdays
  • Academic Year : 2017
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BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance

Degree Final Year

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 five 20 credit modules and the 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.

Your learning programme is underpinned by a research rich approach to learning in which subject content is based on research and you will engage critically with outputs from research into business and management. You will also engage in conducting research yourself through enquiry into Business practices as well as your own professional practice and personal behaviour.

In this module, you will learn and examine the banking risk faced by banks and financial institutions. The module takes you through the 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.

This module is intended to develop your awareness and critical evaluation of strategic management by assessing the impact of the business environment on organisations. The nature of practicing strategy will be evaluated by reviewing the tools and activities involved when formulating strategies. The concept of corporate social responsibility and sustainability will be central when discussing the above topics by assessing the role of stakeholders in organisations.

In this module, you will examine the interest rate, liquidity and operational risks face 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.

This module builds on your previous learning and provides an opportunity for you to develop your research skills through engaging in a research project addressing a theme of your choice related to business, management or leadership.
The project will draw upon your learning in module “Research Informed Learning and Practice” in which you will have conducted a literature review addressing your chosen theme and developed-proposed research aims/objectives. During this module you will conduct the research required to address your identified aims through collecting and analysing data and interpreting it to generate conclusions.