The Money, Banking and Finance course BSc in Dubai equips you with the intellectual skills you need to work in the dynamic, fast-changing financial services sector.
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Why study this course?
Studying this BSc Money, Banking and Finance 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
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.
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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
- Financial Markets and Institutions
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Reporting
- Advanced Microeconomics
- Advanced Macroeconomics
- Advanced Financial Markets and Institutions
- Economics Extended Essay
- 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 2020. 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 88,266 per year of study for 2020 entry.
We have a number of scholarships available for 2020 entry. Find out more.
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:
3 A Levels. Typical offer AAB. GCSE Mathematics and English at grade B required.
General Studies not accepted as one of three A2s, but a good performance may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of the offer and have General Studies as a fourth A2.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
6,6,5 at Higher Level to include 6 in Mathematics with a minimum of 32 points overall.
Please view the Middle East section on the international country page for further information on entry requirements.
- AAB = 80% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards. Mathematics must be taken with a A grade equivalency achieved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.