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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Banking and Finance

Programme code:BS-BANK&FINUCAS code:N320
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Joanna Ye Contact address:Y.Ye@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- GCSE English Language: grade B/6 (alternatively grade C if a grade B has been achieved in GCSE English
- GCSE Mathematics: grade A/7 (alternatively grade C at AS or A Level Mathematics).
- A level: grades AAA (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project Qualification).

When English is not the first language, students will need to provide evidence of English language ability through qualifications such as TOEFL (score of 92 overall, with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing) and IELTS (score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in listening, speaking, reading or writing), all in accordance with standard Business School entry requirements and policy.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School (LUBS)

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School (LUBS)

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

See:
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Programme specification:

Overview:
Leeds is the second centre of banking in the UK - there are over 30 national and international banks here employing 12,700 people. Leeds University Business School is also home to two widely respected research centres, the Institute of Banking and Investment and the Credit Management Research Centre. Taken together, this means that students on the BSc Banking and Finance programme have a unique opportunity to work with highly qualified teaching staff in one of the most student friendly cities in the UK with great graduate and placement opportunities literally on their doorstep.

The programme will produce graduates who are:

- Technically competent in the discipline and well prepared for a successful career in banking and finance;

- Proactive problem solvers with an ability to formulate feasible solutions to complex financial and commercial scenarios;

- Alive to relevance of research in banking and finance and the implications of the current knowledge boundaries;

- Professional in their approach to ethical and practice dilemmas; and

- Global citizens, effective communicators and self-confident team players.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 100 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS1035Foundations of Finance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1055Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Finance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1285Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1B10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1915Introduction to Financial Accounting10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1925Introduction to Management Accounting10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1952Economic Theory and Applications for Finance30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students who have only completed GCSE Maths will be required to study the following module:

LUBS1275Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10-20 credits of discovery modules, depending on Maths qualification achieved, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 1 credits in order to progress to Year 2, made up as follows:

- Either Pass 80 credits of compulsory Pass for Progression (PFP) modules AND pass the additional 10 credit Maths module (LUBS1275 Mathematics & Statistics for Economics and Business 1A) if taken AND pass 10 credits of additional compulsory or discovery modules; or
- Pass 80 credits of compulsory Pass for Progression (PFP) modules AND pass 20 credits of additional compulsory or discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 90 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS2205Corporate Finance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2225Credit and Financial Analytics20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2260Banks and Banking Systems10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2265Commercial Banking10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2270Commercial Skills for Finance Professionals10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2290Intermediate Financial Accounting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

IMPORTANT - When considering your optional modules, please take into account any modules you intend to study in subsequent years, as there might be modules you need to complete in your current year of study that are required to fulfil pre-requisite conditions of future modules.

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 10 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS2020From Study to Work10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2045Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2226Applied Credit Analytics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2230Mathematics for Business and Economics 210 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2295Intermediate Management Accounting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2810Business and the Legal Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2970Corporate Social Responsibility10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2530Financial Mathematics 210 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules which may include further choices from the optional modules for this programme, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass at least 100 level 2 credits in order to be able to progress to Year 3, made up as follows:

- Pass 90 credits of compulsory Pass for Progression (PFP) modules AND pass 10 credits of additional optional or discovery modules.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 60 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS3115Critical Cases for Banking and Finance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3125Investment Banking10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3145Risk Management in Banking10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3150International Banking and Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3645Advanced Finance10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study one of the following 30 credit optional modules:

LUBS3316Dissertation for Accounting, Banking and Finance30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3670Financial Analysis30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 10 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS3070Strategic Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3116Private Equity10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3120Forensic Accounting and Finance10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3140Behavioural Finance10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3160Financial Derivatives10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3430Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3620International Business Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3655Professional Portfolio Management10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3690Principles of Taxation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3805International Business Management20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3880Corporate Governance10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules which may include further choices from the optional modules for this programme, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass at least 100 level 3 credits in order to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree, made up as follows:

Pass LUBS3115 Critical Cases in Banking and Finance (20 credits) AND pass 30 credits of either LUBS3316 Dissertation for Accounting, Banking and Finance OR LUBS3670 Financial Analysis AND pass 50 credits of additional modules which can compromise of compulsory, optional or discovery modules.

Last updated: 15/08/2019

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