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Financial and Investment Management

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Business and management

The York Business School BSc (Hons) Financial and Investment Management programme has been designed to offer an in-depth knowledge of financial and investment principles combined with practical application and skills that ready you for work in the industry.

In addition to delivering comprehensive theoretical and practical aspects of finance, economics and investment, this programme will provide you with a firm understanding of the interaction of finance, financial markets and investment analysis. You will gain an understanding of the foundations of corporate finance, quantitative analysis, investment portfolio management, economics, regulation and ethics as well as other critical areas.

Special features

Accreditation by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) giving you a globally recognised qualification (Level 3 Certificate in Introduction to Investment) alongside your degree, plus optional additional CISI qualifications
Opportunity to complete the Investment Foundation program accredited by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) and gain internationally recognised certification
Programme of guest speakers and training consultants
Field trips, real corporate projects and live market scenarios embedded in the programme
Opportunity to engage with a range of practising financial advisors, organisations, employers and entrepreneurs and take part in work-related experiences and internships
Opportunity to compete in trading simulation competitions both within the University and on national/international scales
Opportunity to qualify as a Microsoft Office Specialist
Access to a range of specialist resources including Financial Information Database (FAME), Bloomberg and Financial Times Interactive to support learning and research
Opportunity to gain a Bloomberg qualification
Excellent personal and academic support. You will be allocated an academic tutor to support you throughout the programme

Modules

Modules
Compulsory modules:

Practising Responsible Business Behaviours

This module examines the nature of business enterprise and its relationship with wider society, seeking answers to the question: what does it mean for businesses to behave responsibly? There is an ongoing debate regarding this question, with answers ranging from ‘just maximize shareholder value’ to ‘consider everyone who is affected, including unborn future generations’, with many variations in between. In this ongoing debate we encounter ideas regarding, for example, stakeholder theory, the triple bottom line, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, the role of the state or of supra-national organizations, and so on.

Principles of Applied Economics

Develop your understanding of economic principles and learn to apply standard economic techniques. You will explore microeconomic and macroeconomic theories and how they affect business decisions.

Decisions in Personal Financial Planning

Understanding personal finances underpins the elementary skills for future career in financial industry. This module provides insight into concept of direct and indirect taxes and how they apply to individuals, for example inheritance tax, corporation tax and others. It also provides an in-depth understanding of secured and unsecured borrowing, credit cards and bank loans. Students will learn how to determine short and long-term financial goals and how to create a balanced plan to meet those goals. In addition, this module explores the key features of a range of personal financial products and services where students learn how to form appropriate financial recommendations for clients based on facts and data driven investigation. This module provides a detailed understanding of the main personal finance products such as Insurance, pensions, mortgages, savings, trusts and others. This module is essential for obtaining CISI qualification.

Developing Analysis Techniques

Mathematical and statistical skills are essential for various academic programmes. This module introduces essential quantitative methods for modelling and analysing financial data. In addition, statistics and probability concepts will be discussed and applied to various events. These theories will then be used to analyse practical situations and contribute to obtain necessary information for problem solving. This module feeds into level five - module “Applied Econometrics”.

Bond and Equity Markets

This module will provide students with an introduction to the essential concepts of finance and capital markets. Students will be able to describe the role of financial intermediaries within the economy as well as the functions they perform. Students will gain the skills essential for understanding and applying discounting techniques in different types of valuation models. This module is underpinned by practical application of gained knowledge and uses the London Stock Exchange trading platform that enables students to create their own investment portfolio and compete in live trading. It will equip students with a range of skills such as communication, organisation, information gathering and analysis that underpin employability in financial sector. This module feeds into level two-module “Financial Regulations and Ethics” as well as level three - module “Investment and Portfolio management” and is essential for obtaining the CISI qualification.

Economic Policy and Practice

This module feeds from the level one module - “Introduction to Economics” and explores the fundamental concepts and techniques of macroeconomic analysis in more depth. The module aims to provide understanding of quantitative techniques and their usefulness in theoretical and applied economics with focus on developing a deeper understanding of modern macroeconomics. Module will help to develop a deeper understanding of how decisions of the Central Bank and Government affect inflation, consumption, economic growth and unemployment.

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
C

After graduation


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£20,000
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Average annual salary
95%
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Employed or in further education
60%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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