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BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance
BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance Programme Overview
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance (Awarded by University of London)
  • Duration: 3 years (Full-time)
  • Intake: September

BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance

Degree awarded by one of the most prestigious universities in the UK

BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance

Benefit of LSE’s academic expertise and the backing of the University of London

BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance

Facilitated pursuit of globally-recognised Banking and Finance accreditations

BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance

Extra entry option available through 1-year International Foundation Programme (IFP)

The Banking and Finance degree taught and studied at BUV is awarded by the University of London – one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK. This course is developed by academics at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) *, regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences to provide a thorough understanding of the ways in which financial intermediaries and institutions operate, and the structure and functioning of financial markets.

The programme is designed for students who aim to excel in a career in accountancy, consulting, commercial or investment banking, trading and sales, or risk management. On top of quality UK degree and qualifications awarded by the University of London and LSE, students can pursue accreditation from professional bodies including Ifs School of Finance (the provider of choice to most of the UK’s leading financial services organizations), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), ICPAS (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore), etc.

*LSE is a College of the University of London and is responsible for the academic direction of the Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences (EMFSS) programmes available as University of London International Programmes. This means that LSE academics and administrative staff develop syllabuses, write subject guides, develop online learning opportunities and materials, advise teaching institutions and prepare and mark examinations.

BSc (Hons) Banking and FinanceCourse structure
BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance Year 1
BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance Year 1

– Introduction to Economics

– Mathematics 1 & Statistics 1

– Principles of Banking & Finance

– Principles of Accounting

BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance Year 2 - Year 3
BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance Year 2 - Year 3

– Asset Pricing and Financial Markets

– Financial Intermediation

– Microeconomics

– Principles of Corporate Finance

– Investment Management

– Valuation and Securities Analysis *

– Statistical Methods for Market Research *

– Financial Reporting *

*Student can choose from a list of modules offered by UoL based on their availability at BUV. The list above is only an example and subject to change.

– Introduction to Economics

– Mathematics 1 & Statistics 1

– Principles of Banking & Finance

– Principles of Accounting

– Asset Pricing and Financial Markets

– Financial Intermediation

– Microeconomics

– Principles of Corporate Finance

– Investment Management

– Valuation and Securities Analysis *

– Statistical Methods for Market Research *

– Financial Reporting *

*Student can choose from a list of modules offered by UoL based on their availability at BUV. The list above is only an example and subject to change.

BSc (Hons) Banking and FinanceProgramme outcomes

At the end of your studies you should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

Depending on the courses studied a student will be able to: 

  • communicate knowledge and understanding of several of the major contexts within which banking operates, based on a critical evaluation of related theoretical and conceptual frameworks and of empirical evidence as to its effects; 
  • communicate knowledge and understanding of, and appropriate ability to use and critically evaluate, current and major alternative technical languages and practices of banking and finance, together with appropriate ability to apply them; 
  • manipulate financial and other numerical data and appropriate understanding of and ability to apply mathematical and statistical concepts; 
  • communicate and apply knowledge and understanding of the principles of business information systems management to an appropriate level; 
  • analyse business activities and perform financial analyses and projections in appropriate contexts of planning, decision making and control to an appropriate level; and to recognise the limitations of these techniques; 
  • understand the pricing of financial assets and why and how corporations issue various types of assets; 
  • to demonstrate appropriate ability to communicate knowledge and understanding of financial management, risk and the operation of financial markets, based on critical evaluation of theories and empirical evidence. 

Intellectual and cognitive skills

A student will be able to: 

  • locate, extract, analyse and draw reasoned conclusions from multiple sources (including electronic sources) of appropriate literature and relevant data and acknowledge and reference sources appropriately; 
  • critically analyse arguments; 
  • assimilate and lucidly evaluate alternative views.

Transferable skills

A student will be able to: 

  • communicate effectively in a written context; 
  • use information technology (spreadsheets, word-processing and online databases) appropriately; 
  • organise information, and to assimilate and evaluate competing arguments; 
  • manage their own learning, including working effectively to deadlines; 
  • be open minded and have a capacity to handle ideas and scrutinise information in critical, evaluative and analytical ways.

Exit qualifications 

Students exiting with a Certificate of Higher Education would expect to: 

  • have the essential introduction to that subject; 
  • demonstrate an understanding on the concepts and principles related to their area of study; and 
  • be able to communicate ideas and findings in a reliable and structured way.

Students exiting with a Diploma of Higher Education would, in addition, expect to: 

  • develop a greater understanding and a sophistication of thinking as they work through the courses; 
  • build on their existing knowledge to approach the concepts and principles from a wider context; 
  • be at a stage where they will have obtained qualities
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BSc (Hons) Banking and FinanceEmployability

Provided with subject-specific knowledge alongside employer-desired skills, graduates are well-equipped to excel in finance – one of the highest paid industries in the world of work. As a result of globalisation and changing 4IR trends in Vietnam, international qualifications and job-ready accreditations have been helping striving individuals to stand out from the competition.

Banking and Finance graduates often have many opportunities to start their career as tellers, credit executives, accountants, auditors, payment executives, brokers, appraisers or risk management executives. In the long run, they might find themselves in the position of financial consultants, portfolio managers, or CFOs.

BSc (Hons) Banking and FinanceAdmission requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • Aged 17 or over by 30 November in the year of registration
  • One of the following qualifications:

– Complete IFP programme

– Complete A level or IB with good grade of one of the following:

+ Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma: comparable to UK GCSE/IGCSE grade A – C / 9 – 4 provided grade 5 – 10 is achieved on a subject for subject basis in final year of schooling (with the exception of English Language)

+ Mathematics to UK GCSE/IGCSE Level (Grade C) or equivalent

English Language Requirements: One of the following:

  • A proficiency test passed within the last 3 years:

– (IELTS) International English Language Testing System: 6 overall, with 5.5 in each sub-test (Academic or General or IELTS Indicator Online Test)

– Pearson Test of English, Academic: 54 overall, with 54 in Reading and Writing elements

– (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language (including Special Home Edition test): 87 overall, with 21+ in Reading and Writing sub-tests and 19+ in Speaking and Listening sub-tests

  • An award within the past 3 years: International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE): English as a Second Language (grade C)
BSc (Hons) Banking and FinanceWhat do our students say?
BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance
Vu Ha Thuy Linh
1710 Banking & Finance Cohort

I chose BUV (British University Vietnam) as my destination for my university years because of the world-renowned education programs from Britain that provided in-depth theoretical knowledge as well as real-life dilemmas in the Banking & Finance industry, requiring us to utilize our analytical and critical thinking skills, which have been helpful for cultivating our own careers later on. BUV students are also equipped with high-quality facilities and a well-experienced set of international faculty members

BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance
Kim Dieu Ngoc Minh
1810 Banking & Finance Cohort

I have always dreamt of studying in an international environment but my family cannot afford for me to study in foreign countries. The scholarship that I was awarded gave me the chance to study at BUV, an unique opportunity to pursue my study in a high-quality international environment in Vietnam with affordable tuition fee. Moreover, when I found out that the Banking and Finance degree at BUV is developed by LSE, one of the UK top universities in Economics, I felt much more assured and confident in my decision.

BSc (Hons) Banking and FinanceProgramme pass rate

The average module pass rate for Banking and Finance programme is 88%.

 

BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance Fees & financial aid

Fee

For the course starting on 1st January 2023 the tuition fees are:

Tuition Fee Other Fees* Total Fee
UoL International Foundation Programme VND 165,362,000 VND 24,384,000 VND 189,746,000
Degree VND 855,161,000 VND 164,1028,000 VND 1,019,189,000
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*Other Fees include Education Resource Fee, Student Affairs Fee and University of London Fee.

Financial aid

The British University Vietnam (BUV) scholarship fund was established in 2018 with the goal of giving students the opportunity to study UK undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in an international learning environment. With an aim to improve and increase accessibility to high-quality education, BUV has officially launched the fund valued at 46 billion VND in 2022 with hundreds of scholarships and financial aid made available.

You can visit our Scholarship page to find out more and check your eligibility.

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