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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Banking and Finance (Top Up)

Study on a course that was designed in collaboration with financial institutions and major professional bodies. You cover all the relevant areas of banking and benefit from links with some of the industry’s major employers such as HSBC and Morgan Stanley. The programme focuses on banking and finance, and start developing your specialisation. You study important topics such as credit analysis, portfolio management and investment banking, and gain key skills required by employers. You also develop a greater understanding of the different financial roles within organisations.

Programme Objective

Analyse and discuss business functions, operations and practices in the banking and finance sector.

Analyse and evaluate the impact that a changing business and financial environment has on organisations and markets in the banking and finance sector.

Understand and apply theories and knowledge to the management of finance and people.

Use qualitative and quantitative approaches to solve strategic and operational problems faced by business and financial organisations.

Undertake a process of professional development review, make an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses, and take corrective action.

Progression Pathway
BA (Honours) International Banking and Finance (Top Up)
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 12 mths
Part-time: 12 mths
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
  • 1. Risk Management and Investment
    • The aim of this module is to investigate risk, risk measurement and risk management and the relationship between risk and investment. Also, to explore the theory and practice relating to asset management and fund management. By engaging successfully with this module you will be able to - Analyse, discuss and evaluate di erent approaches to risk measurement, risk modelling and risk management; compare and contrast various types of investment risks; analyse, discuss and evaluate differing approaches to asset management and fund management; synthesise your knowledge of investment and risk theories, and product knowledge to build sophisticated investment portfolios.
  • 2. Corporate Treasury Management
    • This module aims to provide an overview of the role of the corporate treasurer in the context of enterprise-wide risk management. Students will learn to undertake calculations to quantify financial risk and to evaluate the effectiveness of risk management products. This module also teaches the application of the principles governing internal control and performance measurement of the treasury function to a specific listed non-bank corporate. The module will enable students to demonstrate ability to formulate treasury policies and financial risk management packages, in a specific situation, which are fully compatible with overall business strategy.
  • 3. International Derivatives and Risk
    • This module aims to provide an appreciation of the nature, scope and controversies relating to derivatives markets’ operations in the modern financial system. The module enhances students’ ability to evaluate and analyse derivative instruments and operations, from which should be derived an ability to formulate strategies for the utilisation of specified derivative instruments in particular business/financial contexts relating to risk management, arbitrage or speculation.
  • 4. Business Ethics
    • The course will require students to apply theoretical understanding of ethics to case studies applicable to practical situations in the work place. It will be assessed as much on their capacity to apply their knowledge of theory to identify and appreciate the range of justifiable viewpoints that may be rationally held on specific business dilemmas, as to appreciate the theories themselves.
  • 5. International Financial Markets
    • This module enables students to appreciate the role of international financial markets in the fi­nancial system. It considers how the markets are organised, how they operate and how they are evolving in response to the fi­nancial crisis and its aftermath. As such, it is a ‘live’ subject and students will study how the markets both shape and response to important issues affecting ­firms, households and governments around the world.
  • 6. Financial Information for Business Decisions
    • Financial Information for Business Decisions teaches non specialists to analyse an audited Annual Report and Accounts from a UK FTSE 350 company. Fundamental Analysis and numerical modelling techniques are introduced to help students connect the reported figures in a set of accounts to the underlying business factors. Creative accounting is explored from a case study perspective. The module locates audited financial information in a larger societal context, including reference to Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility. Ultimately the module aims to teach students skills that are transferable into the workplace – to help students confidently interact with financial information in their future careers.

Our Campus

9 Ah Hood Road
Singapore 329975
Tel: (65) 6252 5500

Operation Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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