This course builds on your existing skills gained through a diploma, or equivalent, in an area related to banking, finance and business. The content of the course covers subjects such as financial markets, international banking, financial management, and money and finance. The quality of teaching at Sunderland Business School has gained wide recognition - for example in the area of Business, Management and Marketing we achieved the Best in the North East for Course Satisfaction, Satisfaction with Teaching and Satisfaction with Feedback according to The Guardian University Guide 2015. In the latest (2014) Research Excellence Framework (REF) research at Sunderland in the area of Business was classed as 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent'. As a student on a top-up year, you’ll qualify for our MAPS (Making Achievement Possible at Sunderland) programmes. These recognise that you may have had a gap between finishing your diploma, or equivalent, and starting the top-up year. They integrate support for study skills and future employability and are provided by our team of full-time Student Academic Advisors.
Salaries in banking and finance can be very attractive and our course is directly relevant to the needs of employers in these sectors. By completing the course you will be adding value to your employability and attractiveness as a professional. For example: 1) You will develop generic skill of project management through the ‘Managing Projects’ module, which involves analysing recent projects against key criteria such as risk, design and control. 2) You will be able to tackle practical business by drawing on your knowledge of key valuation concepts, tools associated with financial decision-making and familiarity with foreign exchange rates. 3) You will be able to apply modern management techniques to banking and financial operations, using insights that are appropriate to the business context In addition to the content of our modules, you will also benefit from the University of Sunderland’s wider emphasis on improving the employability and skills of every student.