BSc Money, Banking and Finance (Dubai)

Start date
September 2023
3 years
Course Type
Undergraduate, Single Honours

The annual tuition fee for 2023 is AED 109,145 per year of study which can be paid for in instalments.

Scholarships available for all students up to 40%.

As Dubai is transforming into one of the financial capitals of the world, there is no better place to study Money, Banking and Finance (MBF). Blending the best of economics with the best of finance, MBF answers the demand from financial organisations looking for graduates with diverse skill sets.

This programme is accredited by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education

The Money, Banking and Finance degree will give you an overall understanding of the global financial market and open up exciting opportunities for an engaging career. More and more organisations are looking for graduates with diverse skill sets, who have in-depth knowledge of economics and the world of corporate finance, so you will be in immediate demand once you graduate. 

Why study this course?

Studying in Dubai puts you in a unique position to witness first-hand the challenges facing the region, from studying Islamic finance and the improvements to financial inclusion. We will also look to the future and how FinTech and RegTech are providing financial security checks in the MINA region through AI technology.

This programme will provide the skills that will open a diverse range of opportunities in the economic and financial worlds, depending on what interests you as a career.

  • You will study with the Triple-Crown accredited Birmingham Business School, gaining the same globally respected qualification as on the UK campus without having to leave Dubai
  • You will study in a region where some of the largest financial institutions are based and which will provide content for the programme
  • You will be part of a dual community on the campus and will engage with students in debates and discussions from the economic and financial departments
  • You will benefit from local expertise with guest lecturers sharing insights into Islamic and Sokuk banking, as a specialist part of the programme
  • Mentoring is a strong aspect of the economic and finance community, and our small cohort means you have access to experts in a diverse range of fields personally aligned to your individual aspirations that will continue throughout your career

Your programme of study

The course is designed to allow maximum flexibility whilst ensuring that you study a core 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


All modules listed below are compulsory.

First year

  • Applied Economics and Statistics
  • Decision Making and Control
  • Financial Accounting and Accountability
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Economics
  • Principles of Economics
  • Professional and Academic Skills Development for Economists A
  • Professional and Academic Skills Development for Economists B

Second Year

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

Third Year

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Financial Accounting Practice and Theory
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Economics Extended Essay

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 2023. 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.


We charge an annual tuition fee which is AED 109,145 per year of study for 2023 entry.


We have a number of scholarships available. 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.

Typical offer:


3 A Levels. Typical offer A*AA-ABB. (A*AA without Mathematics, ABB with Mathematics), GCSE Mathematics grade 7/A required.

General Studies not accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

7,6,6 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall. 


Please view the Middle East section on the international country page for further information on entry requirements. 


  • A*AA = 90% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 85% West Bengal or 95% Other State boards
  • AAA = 85% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards

Please view our India page for further information on entry requirements.


The University will consider students who have taken A Level examinations and/or the International Baccalaureate (IB). Requirements for each of these qualifications is listed above.

Please view our Pakistan page for further information on entry requirements. 

American System

Either a total of 3 distinct subject tests from APs and/or SAT subject tests or one year at a Community College or USA University.

Other entry requirements can be found on our international students pages.

International Students

Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.

The University of Birmingham Dubai offers access to a self-contained campus that mirrors the UK experience. You will benefit from state-of-the-art galleries, big classrooms and open learning spaces. Our small teaching cohort means that you will be part of a friendly and welcoming community. Each year, you will study four Accounting and Finance modules and two from Economics, meaning you will make friends and collaborate with students from different programmes and benefit from their diverse insights, providing you with the best of both worlds. 

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 will 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.

Finance is a diverse subject that will expose you to a wide range of related careers as trainee accountants in professional practice, industry or the public sector, tax consultancy or banking, although you’ll also receive broad-based, transferrable skills sought after by a diverse range of employers.

We will support you every step of the way, making sure you have the right skills to succeed in the job market and have access to events covering CV writing, interview preparation and summer internships, and regular careers fairs where employers visit campus.

We also offer mentoring support through all specialisms and a final-year placement that will be the stepping stone to your career.