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BSc Banking and Finance(For students entering from September 2023 onwards)

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- Recognise some of alternative national and cultural contexts in which finance can be seen as operating and critically evaluate some the alternative technical languages and practices of banking and finance
- Explain and critically evaluate the various sources of finance for companies and banks, the implications of alternative capital structures and outline the agency problems that may arise
- Research and critically evaluate contemporary theories and empirical research evidence in banking and corporate finance and explain the implications and relevance of current knowledge boundaries.
- Identify situations which raise ethical challenges and professional responsibilities for practitioners in banking and finance

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme, the ability to:
- Apply competent numerical and statistical skills to manipulate and interrogate basic financial and other numerical data using appropriate statistical software
- Extract relevant information to identify solutions from structured and unstructured scenarios and data
- Apply intelligent scepticism in independently locating, extracting, referencing, analysing and critically evaluating arguments from the academic literature
- Structure and communicate quantitative and qualitative information, ideas, analysis, argument and commentary in the form of academic essays and good quality business reports and presentations
- Confidently articulate their own and others group working skills in a commercial context


Student achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
- Demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;
- Demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline such as presentation, group working and commercial awareness; and
- The ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion and the significance of current knowledge boundaries.


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