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Banking and Finance with a European Language (German)

Cardiff University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Cardiff
English

Program description

Banking and Finance with a European Language (German)

The Banking and Finance degree is of particular interest to those wishing to enter the financial sector. It will provide you with the opportunity to acquire specialist economic knowledge of the operation of the monetary and financial sectors.In addition to providing you with training relevant to the practice of banking and other financial careers, it also provides exemptions from certain examinations of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

This course, Banking and Finance with German, provides you with an understanding of economic theory, particularly that which focuses on the organisational and managerial characteristics of the modern business enterprise. It also aims to engender a high level of competence in German and knowledge of the economy of Germany.

Distinctive Features

Distinctive features of the course include:

  • Economic principles with an emphasis on issues relating to Banking and Finance
  • The central role of year two core modules of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Introductory Econometrics implicit to the Banking and Finance degree course
  • The use of simulated financial trading to understand the behaviour of financial trading markets in the context of different micro financial structures
  • Core specialist modules of Money, Banking and Finance (year two) and Economics of Banking, Financial Economics, and International Finance (year three) that explicitly define the degree
  • A study year abroad in Germany.

Admission requirements

AAB-ABB including a B in German or equivalent. Please note, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies will not be accepted.

Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2020/21 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2020.

Year One

Core Modules

  • Applied Stats and Maths in Econ and Business
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Advanced German Language Year 1

Year Two

Core Modules

  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Money Banking and Finance
  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Ex-Advanced Language Year 2 German
  • The World & Language of Business (German)

Year Three: Sandwich Year

Core Modules

  • Intercalary Study Programme in Europe

Year Four

Core Modules

  • Financial Economics
  • International Finance
  • Economics of Banking
  • High-Level Proficiency in German Language

Optional Modules

  • Financial Derivatives
  • Econometrics
  • International Economic History
  • Labour Economics
  • International Trade
  • Industrial Economics
  • Economic Statistics in Theory and Practice
  • Development Economics
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Econometrics
  • International Economic History
  • Labour Economics
  • International Trade

Tuition fees

The full tuition fees for UK & EU Students is £9,000.The tuition fees for Students from outside the EU is £18,450

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

As a result of engaging fully with this course, you will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both those which are discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’. These will allow you to:

  • Grasp complex issues with confidence
  • Ask the right questions of complex texts
  • Have an imaginative appreciation of different views and options and analyse these critically
  • Identify and apply relevant data
  • Develop practical research skills
  • Propose imaginative solutions of your own that are rooted in evidence
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in writing and speech
  • Sourcing, interpreting and presenting relevant numerical information – to support the composition of projects reports and business cases
  • Work to deadlines and priorities, managing a range of tasks at the same time
  • Work as part of a team, developing a collaborative approach to problem-solving
  • Use IT programmes and standard software packages, where appropriate
  • Take responsibility for your own learning programme and professional development.

Career opportunities

Career Prospects

In 2015/16, 92% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating. Our business degrees give students a broad range of skills which are valued by a range of employers in the private and public sectors.

The banking and finance degree provides opportunities for careers within banking, accountancy and other financial institutions. Graduates also gain exemption from certain examinations of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

In addition to the University Careers Service, we have invested in our own, dedicated Careers Centre to help students find internships, job opportunities and access business industry specific advice and guidance.

Graduate Careers

  • Accountant
  • Business Analyst
  • Economist
  • HR Manager
  • Lecturer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Production Manager
  • Stockbroker

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