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N310

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BANFINUM

(MFin) Banking and Finance

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Full-time

4 years

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

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UCAS Code

N310

Course Code

BANFINUM

Dr Kim Nguyen - Programme Leader

Dr Kim Nguyen - Programme Leader

Dr Kim Nguyen is a Lecturer in Accountancy and Finance at Lincoln International Business School. Before arriving at Lincoln, she worked at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent International College, and Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She is an experienced researcher with market experiences in banking services. She graduated with a PhD from the University of Nottingham with the thesis entitled: 'Herd Behaviour in Financial Markets: An experimental approach'. Her research interests include behavioural economics and finance.

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Welcome to (MFin) Banking and Finance

From the City of London to Singapore, Frankfurt to New York, the banking sector offers lucrative and rewarding careers for graduates with the skills and drive to succeed in a highly competitive global industry.

Lincoln's MFin Banking and Finance degree is aimed at those who aspire to a career in the financial sector in roles such as securities analyst, financial or investment manager, or as a private, commercial, or investment banker.

During this course, students are encouraged to learn about how the economy works, how decisions are made in banking and finance, and how financial systems and capital markets operate in an international context. They are invited to explore how government policies influence the overall stock market index, how corporate actions affect stock prices, and how private and corporate wealth is created.

Students are able to access key software for the course, including SAGE, SPSS, Bloomberg Terminal, and FT.com.

A number of our academics teaching Banking and Finance at Lincoln have knowledge and practical expertise gained from experience in the sector, which gives students the opportunity to learn about real-world scenarios.

Students on this four-year MFin programme have the opportunity to study research methods and advanced modules. They also have the chance to complete a substantive independent study project in an area of specific interest.

How You Study

Throughout the course, students are able to learn the foundations of economic principles, accounting and finance, and business data analysis. They then progress to study more advanced financial and banking management. The third year provides students with the flexibility to tailor their degree to their specific interests, with a range of optional modules available.

Students on the four-year MFin programme have the opportunity to study research methods and advanced modules. They also have the chance to complete a substantive independent study project in an area of specific interest.

Contact hours vary by course and can take many forms, including lectures, seminars, and workshops. Also, we invite people working in the banking and finance industry or professor at other universities to deliver guest lectures. This is a great opportunity for students to learn and network with people outside the university.

A full-time undergraduate student should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term-time, supplementing contact hours with independent study. This is an important aspect of university-level education. As a general rule, you will be expected to spend two to three hours working independently for every hour in class.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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An Introduction to Your Modules

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Applied Corporate Finance 2022-23FIN9109MLevel 72022-23CoreCommercial Bank Management 2022-23FIN9020MLevel 72022-23The module aims to focus on the role of financial managers managing a special type of business the commercial banks. The module is designed to give a brief introduction to the banking and financial services industry in an opened and globalized economy context, including the organisation and structure of banking and financial services industry.CoreDissertation and Research Design for Finance 2022-23FIN9105MLevel 72022-23The dissertation provides the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to reflect critically on the aspects relating to their Masters programme. The vehicle will be the researching and writing of a dissertation, based on the methods delivered in the QM modules modules. The dissertation is the capstone of the Masters learning process, and allows the student to demonstrate mastery in scholarship of a programme related topic that they have selected in amalgamation with supervisory tutors.CoreInternational Macroeconomics and Finance 2022-23FIN9026MLevel 72022-23This module equips students with an in-depth and applied-oriented understanding of theoretical and empirical problems addressed in the field known as International Finance (also known as International Macroeconomics / Open Macroeconomics) and to bring students up to the research frontier in International Finance. It draws heavily on financial modelling and financial econometrics.CoreRisk Management in Banking 2022-23FIN9024MLevel 72022-23This module provides the students with a technical and broad overview of risk management in banking. The module can benefit students by expanding their understanding of the strong ties between banking risks and financial markets. It can also enable the students to have a critical understanding of the regulatory framework.CoreLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Masters 2022-23FIN9106MLevel 72022-23Initiated from 2015 and officially founded in 2018, the LSMIF is set up with a structure similar to any other professionally run fund management company with students running every aspect of the fund, from CEO to analyst. It is one of only few of this kind in the United Kingdom. The fund uses money raised from donors to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange. It is organized, run and managed the same way as an investment company in the real world. The fund has got sponsorship and advisory support from UK leading wealth management companies such as Brewin Dolphin and Mattioli Woods with senior officers from them joining the Board of Advisors. This fund gives students the opportunity to work as analysts, investment managers, CFO, CIO, CEO etc. Students also have the chances to meet, discuss and learn from experts in the field in Quarterly Investment Committee Meetings series. Students are given additional training relating to their works.OptionalIntroduction to Accountancy and Finance 2022-23ACC1002MLevel 42022-23This module aims to introduce students to the nature and mechanics of financial information. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Both management and financial accounting are considered. In particular, students can be introduced to the detail of double entry book keeping and the associated financial reports of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies (including those in a manufacturing environment) and simple not for profit organisations. The module aims to examine the role of financial information for the variety of possible users and explore the different, often conflicting needs of these groups.CoreOrganisational Behaviour 2022-23MGT1022MLevel 42022-23This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.CorePrinciples of Economics 2022-23ECO1003MLevel 42022-23This module aims to provides the non-Economist with with an amalgam of economic theory and contemporary comment which prepares them for a further study in Economics. There is a grounding in basic tools and concepts. It provides ideas about labour markets and market structure, the market, inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation and balance of payment issues and exchange rates.CorePrinciples of Marketing 2022-23MKT1001MLevel 42022-23This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.CoreStatistics for Finance and Economics 2021-22ECO1028MLevel 42021-22CoreLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 1 2022-23FIN1014MLevel 42022-23Initiated from 2015 and officially founded in 2018, the LSMIF is set up with a structure similar to any other professionally run fund management company with students running every aspect of the fund, from CEO to analyst. It is one of only few of this kind in the United Kingdom. The fund uses money raised from donors to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange. It is organized, run and managed the same way as an investment company in the real world. The fund has got sponsorship and advisory support from UK leading wealth management companies such as Brewin Dolphin and Mattioli Woods with senior officers from them joining the Board of Advisors. This fund gives students the opportunity to work as analysts, investment managers, CFO, CIO, CEO etc. Students also have the chances to meet, discuss and learn from experts in the field in Quarterly Investment Committee Meetings series. Students are given additional training relating to their works.OptionalContemporary Issues in Banking 2023-24FIN2138MLevel 52023-24In the last couple of decades the banking industry was at the heart of dramatic changes, including deregulation, financial innovation and globalization. This module is designed to examine these developments and their effects on the banking sector. The module continues by providing students with the opportunity to analyse contemporary issues in banking that emerged as responses to these global developments. These issues include the provision of credit and in particular credit rationing, securitization of debt, and competition and mergers in the banking sector.CoreFinancial Management 2023-24ACC2015MLevel 52023-24Financial Management introduces the role of the financial manager and focuses on the key issues surrounding investment, financing and distribution decisions. As a first introduction to finance, specifically, this covers the identification, appraisal and evaluation of investment opportunities in the context of shareholder wealth maximization, the sources of finance available and the markets they trade in. The issues of risk identification, measurement and evaluation is also explored in this module.CoreFinancial Markets and Institutions 2023-24FIN2139MLevel 52023-24This module is designed to make students aware of international financial markets and institutions. The need for financial markets and institutions is the underlying scope of the module and students have the opportunity to investigate this importance for their own countries.CoreFundamentals of Econometrics 2023-24ECO2003MLevel 52023-24This module is designed to introduce the principles and methods for statistical and econometric modeling. It provides students with the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills of using econometrics software packages that are essential for students who wish to pursue further studies or a professional career in economics, finance or related disciplines. Real-world data can be used in this module to help students to develop problem-solving skills.CoreInternational Economics 2023-24ECO2006MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.CoreMacroeconomic Environment for Business 2023-24ECO2110MLevel 52023-24This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the worlds economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.CoreMoney, Banking and Financial Markets 2023-24FIN2141MLevel 52023-24This module focuses upon the primary statement of roles which participants in the financial landscape provide. These roles are central to the idea of money and role which it plays in the modern landscape in terms of the flow of funds as a framework. The module aims to provide a brief introduction to the major participants; banks, pension funds, insurance companies and the management role of funds which they have.CoreLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 2 2023-24FIN2146MLevel 52023-24The LSMIF will be designed to provide students with the essential knowledge on the following main knowledge blocks - at intermediate level for Year 2: - How stock markets work and how to read financial data - Valuation techniques including cash flow projections, dividend growth modelling, and comparative analysis. - Market timing and technical analysis. - Asset allocation optimization - Quarterly investment committee meetings with experts from the industry. - Investment discussion meetings.OptionalProfessional Practice 2023-24MGT2037MLevel 52023-24This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.OptionalAdvanced Financial Management 2024-25FIN3026MLevel 62024-25This module aims to introduce the more complex areas of financial management. It is designed to familiarise students with the major theoretical developments and practices in the areas of corporate finance and risk management. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking when considering the advantages and disadvantages of diverse practices in the areas of corporate finance and risk management.CoreEconometrics: Cross-sectional and Panel Data 2024-25ECO3203MLevel 62024-25CoreEconometrics: Time Series Data 2024-25ECO3204MLevel 62024-25CorePersonal Financial Planning 2024-25FIN3025MLevel 62024-25Personal financial planning is the process whereby individuals can determine whether or not they can meet their financial objectives through proper management of their financial resources. This module demonstrates and explores the application of a range of techniques used to help achieve this aim. Many students will go on to work in the financial services sector. This module aims to provide these students with a fundamental underpinning of the issues they are likely to face when working in this industry.CorePrivate Banking and Wealth Management 2024-25FIN3030MLevel 62024-25Private Banking and Wealth Management is a module targeted at students who wish to build upon their previous knowledge of financial markets and products by analysing and evaluating the core financial service of wealth management. The module aims to both broaden students knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry and further develop their intellectual and practical skills via the analysis and evaluation of the wealth management process.CoreBehavioural Finance and Economics 2024-25ECO3003MLevel 62024-25This module aims to widen the concepts and motivations in understanding the economic activities of agents, and develops an appreciation of why these are different from standard/neo-classical economics. The module draws on the recent research from the area of behavioural finance, biology and psychology to present a foundation, upon which to build a more critical understanding of the rational economics foundations. The module covers alternative modus operandi for economic interactions, such as Prospect Theory and other models. The module investigates situations and the assumptions about behaviour which gives rise to certain behavioural biases, which constitute observable phenomena. These are then generalised to the probable effects on markets.OptionalDecision-Making and Game Theory 2024-25ECO3101MLevel 62024-25This module aims to provide an introduction to decision-making in different environments. After a short review of the rational choice paradigm, the module seeks to explore intertemporal decision problem and Expected Utility Theory.OptionalEntrepreneurial Finance 2024-25FIN3029MLevel 62024-25OptionalHousing Economics 2024-25ECO3008MLevel 62024-25OptionalLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 3 2024-25FIN3035MLevel 62024-25Initiated from 2015 and officially founded in 2018, the LSMIF is set up with a structure similar to any other professionally run fund management company with students running every aspect of the fund, from CEO to analyst. It is one of only few of this kind in the United Kingdom. The fund uses money raised from donors to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange. It is organized, run and managed the same way as an investment company in the real world. The fund has got sponsorship and advisory support from UK leading wealth management companies such as Brewin Dolphin and Mattioli Woods with senior officers from them joining the Board of Advisors. This fund gives students the opportunity to work as analysts, investment managers, CFO, CIO, CEO etc. Students also have the chances to meet, discuss and learn from experts in the field in Quarterly Investment Committee Meetings series. Students are given additional training relating to their works.Optional

How you are assessed

The way in which you will be assessed will depend on your chosen course. It may include coursework, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work, or presentations. The University of Lincolns policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

A Levels: BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications).

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit or equivalent.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points.

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ, etc.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs to include a grade 5 (B) in Maths, a 4 (C) in English and one further GCSE graded at 4 (C) or above. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Student Managed Investment Fund

Lincoln International Business School offers the Student Managed Investment Fund (LSMIF), which is an investment fund created, operated, and maintained by students within the school, with everything running within the real-world environment of finance.

Students will be managing real money with the with objective of positive returns whilst managing risk. Industry veteran and long-time lecturer Hao Quach will help support the students throughout, with many years of experience in all aspects of investment banking and 20 years teaching in multiple countries, Hao will use his experience to ensure the stability of the fund and provide guidance. Find out more about the Student Managed Investment Fund.

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"Apart from the module content, Lincoln also features unparalleled extracurricular experience in the Lincoln Student Managed Investment Fund, which has helped in boosting skills, knowledge, and connections in the finance sector, as well as being a great way to meet friends."

Nathan Smith, BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance student

Career Opportunities

A Banking and Finance degree can be a pathway to senior management positions in the private, public, and commercial sectors. Graduates may choose to pursue a career in financial management, stock brokerage and trading, investment management, commercial banking, private banking, wealth management, or investment banking. This degree encourage the development of research techniques, which are necessary for those choosing to progress to further postgraduate-level study.

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.

The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more.

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At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.

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The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.