A Finance degree from Coventry, with our dedicated Employment Personal Tutors could lead to a career in investment banking or City trading.
This specialist degree aims to provide you with the essential knowledge required to succeed in today’s highly competitive and dynamic world of finance. BSc Finance is formally recognised as a CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC) advantage programme. It covers many of the requirements of professional finance bodies, such as Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
You’ll explore the complexities and challenges facing today’s world financial markets, examining critical issues like the impact of Brexit on financial markets (both UK and international), corporate governance issues, investment strategies in the view of global systemic risks and others, pertinent to our volatile global environment.
Coventry has excellent links with national and international employers, like PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Grant Thornton, Ernst & Young, IBM and Jaguar Land Rover. Our teaching is grounded in the corporate world, using real-life international case studies and providing a range of exciting work placement options.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The Finance degree is one of a suite of finance and accounting courses offered by the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting, which aim to develop analytical, numerical and financial skills, together with the personal and professional skills vital to the development of good financial professionals.
Course content is broad and incorporates various aspects of finance, economics and accounting. Subject areas include financial regulation, behavioural finance, financial derivatives and the economics of banking and finance.
Our close links with large financial companies help to ensure the course remains responsive to the need of sector. We aim to prepare you for a wide range of roles in almost any finance-related career, such as banking, investment analysis, insurance or financial regulation.
We also specifically aim to develop your professional skills and have a dedicated Employment Personal Tutor who will support your career applications and personal development through courses, skills workshops and one-to-one mentoring.
The strong vocational element and use of case studies should give you a good grounding of real business situations. There will be opportunities to learn a wide range of desirable professional skills, including: team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising; written and oral communication; presentation; questioning and listening. The following personal qualities will also be addressed in each of the skills modules: achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and apply for your career.
Where our graduates work
Our graduates have progressed to careers across a wide spectrum of industry sectors, from banking, accounting and finance to manufacturing and sales. Alternatively, you could apply to continue your studies at postgraduate level to further enhance your employability. Here at Coventry, we offer the MSc Banking and Finance or MBA Finance, for example.
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English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.
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