BSc Money, Banking and Finance (Dubai)

with Integrated Foundation Year

Start date
September 2019
Duration
4 years
Campus
Dubai
Course Type
Undergraduate, Foundation, Single Honours
Fees

The foundation year of your programme is AED 82,030

Following successful completion of your foundation year the annual tuition fee is AED 82,030 per year of study which can be paid in instalments.

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The BSc Money, Banking and Finance with integrated foundation course equips you with the intellectual skills you need to work in the dynamic, fast-changing financial services sector.

Why study this course?

The Money, Banking and Finance BSc with integrated foundation course is designed to ensure that you study a core of subjects to satisfy a wide range of employers during your career. The course will provide you with advanced training in core areas of economics as well as specialist training in areas relevant to the Money, Banking and Finance programme.

  • We are one of a handful of business schools in the UK that holds the prestigious ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
  • Our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities for our students.
  • The University of Birmingham is amongst the top three in the United Kingdom for being most frequently targeted by the country’s top employers.

Your programme of study

Foundation year
Designed for international students who require a preparatory year prior to undergraduate study, the BSc Money, Banking and Finance foundation programme is equivalent in learning to year 13 of the UK education system.

Successful completion of the Money, Banking and Finance foundation year will also guarantee you progression onto the BSc Money, Banking and Finance course. *You will need at least 100 credits, an average of at least 60%, at least 60% in Academic English and Study Skills and at least 65% in Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics.

We will ensure you're fully prepared for your undergraduate programme, immersing you in the university environment and giving you dedicated support in your first year in Dubai.

The BSc Money, Banking and Finance course
The course is designed to allow maximum flexibility whilst ensuring that you study acore of subjects to satisfy a wide range of employers during your career. You will take compulsory modules in Economics, Accounting, Banking, Finance, Law and Quantitative Techniques. During your final year you will also write an extended essay which allows in-depth study of a topic of special interest to you.

Up to 10% of the cohort of students (with a max. of 10 students) will have the opportunity to undertake the second year of our Money, Banking and Finance course in Birmingham.  In order to be eligible for this opportunity, students will need to have achieved a weighted mean mark of 60% in their first year and will need to establish their right to study in the UK (via a visa if necessary).  When in Birmingham, students will follow the course requirements of the Birmingham-based version of the Money, Banking and Finance course, as they will be temporarily transferred to that programme.

My BSc in Money Banking and Finance at the University of Birmingham was a great enabler to enter into my MSc Finance with the right mathematical skills and financial mindset to succeed. It also introduced me not only to the investment and banking side of finance but also to the corporate world of companies like P&G. My BSc at Birmingham provided me a holistic view of finance.

Guillermo Garcia Pastor, BSc Money, Banking and Finance

Modules

Foundation year

Core modules

  • Business and the market (20 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and the Market (20 credits)
  • Academic English & Study Skills (40 credits)

Optional modules (Choose two from)

  • Law (20 credits)
  • Psychology (‘social’) (20 credits)
  • Biology (20 credits)

First year

All modules listed below are compulsory and worth 20 credits.

  • Principles of Economics
  • Applied Economics and Statistics
  • The Global Economy
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Economics
  • Financial Accounting and Accountability
  • Decision Making and Control

Second Year

All modules listed below are compulsory and worth 20 credits.

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Financial Reporting

Third Year

All modules listed below are compulsory and worth 20 credits.

  • Economics Extended Essay
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Management Accounting and Control

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2019. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Fees

The foundation year of your programme will be charged at AED 82,030 for 2019/20 entry.

Following successful completion of your foundation year we charge an annual tuition fee which is set at AED 82,030 per year of study.

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarships available for 2019 entry. Find out more.

How To Apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.

We will be accepting direct applications onto this programme from October 2018.


Typical offer:
BBC

Foundation Pathway entry requirements

Nigeria

Students studying the WAEC or NECO would be required to study a four year integrated foundation and degree programme.   

  • WAEC Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) with at least 5 subjects at grade B3, to include grade B3 in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.
  • NECO Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) can also be accepted with at least 5 subjects at grade B3 or the joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) with 300+ points and at least 5 subjects at grade C4 to include grade B in Maths for our EPS pathway.

Middle East (Thaneweya)

Applicants to the Foundation pathway will require an average of 85% in the Thanawiyan (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), to include 85% in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.

Pakistan

The University will consider students with a Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) (also called Intermediate Certificate), with at least grade B or 70%, to include grade B or 70% in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.

American System

High School Graduation Diploma with 'good'/grade B/GPA 3.0 average, to include grade B in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.

How you'll learn

As well as exploring theoretical aspects, you’ll find that your degree has a strong practical focus, and this is reflected in the way you’ll be taught. Learning from experts in their field, you will be encouraged to think for yourself and will experience a number of different learning settings, including lectures, tutorials and even the opportunity to be involved in our Economics Laboratory.

Our aim is to equip you with specific skills in economics, but also generic skills that can be applied right across the job spectrum, such as analytical and data analysis. You’ll be taught using a combination of lectures and tutorials with lecturers using innovative teaching techniques where possible.

Contact hours

Modules will be taught in blocks over 30 hours per week. The remainder of the working week consists of self-guided study based on degree programme content and requirements of specific modules.

How you'll be assessed

Modules are assessed using a combination of exams, tests and coursework, the mix of which will be dependent upon the modules you select.

As the University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015-16, Birmingham is the UK’s number one university for securing a graduate-level job.

Our degrees are highly regarded by employers and our graduates are very successful in the job market. In most cases, our graduates go into roles related to their degrees, such as trainee accountancy in professional practice, industry or the public sector, tax consultancy or banking.

Your Birmingham Degree

Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends.