Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 14/08/2018
College College Social Sciences
School Birmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Money, Banking and Finance Full-time
Programme Code 2043
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme This programme combines the analytical rigour of an economics degree with a practical focus on banking, accounting and finance. The programme aims to stimulate students intellectually through the study of these fields and to lead them to appreciate their application to a range of problems and their relevance in a variety of contexts. Students should receive a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of economic and financial systems and develop the relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge in a range of settings.

The first year of the programme provides a foundation in economics, accounting and finance and develops the main quantitative tools required through the programme. The second year develops a core of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Finance and Econometrics, alongside more specialised policy-based and theoretical modules. In the final year of the programme, there is more advanced coverage of finance and banking, together with increased flexibility to specialise in a number of theoretical and policy-oriented fields.

The programme provides students with a range of analytical tools that are applicable to the study of Economics and Finance and transferable to other areas, including analytical and quantitative skills and an ability to develop simplifying frameworks for studying the real world. On graduating, students will be well prepared to work in a range of graduate careers, especially in banking and finance, but also in general management careers, or to progress to Masters-level study in Economics or Finance.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Economic concepts and principles addressing microeconomic issues, such as consumption, production, markets and market failure, economic welfare, and macroeconomic issues, such as employment, national income, the balance of payments, economic growth, business cycle, and the role of the financial system in the economy.
Relevant quantitative methods and data analysis including appropriate mathematical and statistical methods, computational techniques and econometrics.
Relevant theoretical, model-based and empirical analytical tools and methods, and different methodological approaches to the analysis of economic policy and applications of relevant economic principles and reasoning.
Relevant verbal, graphical, mathematical and econometric representation and communication of economic ideas and analysis, including the relationship between, in various relevant media.
Relevant principles of banking, accounting and finance.
Lectures, small-group classes, computer based learning, independent learning and research.
Unseen written examinations, coursework, problem sets, tests.
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Ability to abstract and simplify in order to identify and model the essence of a problem, provide framework for analysis which can be applied to various contexts such as evaluation of economic policy and applied topics
Ability to apply logical reasoning, analysis and assumption-based models to enhance problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to compare different economic outcomes, before and after a change in the underlying parameters and consider parameter changes in broader social and political contexts.
Ability to research, assimilate, assess reliability, structure, analyse, evaluate, interpret, present and communicate qualitative and quantitative data, economic concepts and reasoning including following ethical principles.
Lectures, small-group classes, computer classes, independent learning and research.
Unseen written examinations, coursework., problem sets, tests