BSc Applied Finance (in association with J.P. Morgan)

Investment Operations Specialist Degree Apprenticeship (Level 4)

Financial Services Professional Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6)

Duration Typically four years, depending on previous experience
Discipline Finance
Programme delivery Blended learning

Overview

Our BSc Applied Finance offers the exciting opportunity to gain four qualifications through one programme, all whilst gaining valuable real-world work experience.

In addition to your BSc Applied Finance degree, you will gain Level 4 and Level 6 Degree Apprenticeships and a Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment Diploma in Investment Operations.

Why Exeter?

The University of Exeter Business School is one of the UK’s leading institutions, ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Business and Management and Accounting and Finance in The Complete University Guide 2018. Our mission is to deliver outstanding and innovative business education and research that address the major challenges confronting businesses and society. We are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), EQUIS and are an AACSB Business Education Alliance Member.

The University has also recently been rated Gold for our excellence in teaching and learning in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017.

You’ll benefit from studying with a Russell Group University, rated Gold for its teaching excellence (TEF 2017).

Who is it for?

The Financial Services industry encompasses a broad range of businesses that manage, or consult around managing money. The completion of this apprenticeship will enable individuals to become highly competent professionals for the industry. This will be delivered by a base of core knowledge, skills and behaviours required of all individuals entering or progressing to this level in the sector, and a set of specialist options that then provide the occupationally specific competence, depending on the part of the sector and type of business the individual works for.

How does it work?

Your employer covers your tuition fees for all four years, meaning you graduate ‘tuition fee debt free’.

Programme structure

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Financial Assets and Markets
  • Introduction to Securities and Investments
  • Principles of Risk Management
  • IT in Investment Operations
  • Operational Risk in Financial Services
  • Other Major Risks in Financial Services
  • Global Securities operations
  • Global Operations Management
  • Advanced Global Securities Operations
  • Regulation, Compliance and Risk
  • Financial Modelling
  • Fintech
  • Intrepreneureship

Entry requirements 2019

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships in discussion with the University. Most candidates will have A Levels (or equivalent) or existing relevant Level 3 qualifications, and English, Maths at Level 2. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.

Learning and teaching

The University of Exeter Financial Services Professional Degree Apprenticeship

  • A BSc from a prestigious Russell Group university.
  • Membership of CISI from the start of the course and a Diploma in Investment Operations on successful completion of the programme.
  • Flexible delivery – minimum time away from the workplace.
  • Online delivery using the latest technology to allow individual and group working in any location.
  • Programme specifically designed by an experienced academic team.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Finance
  • Investment Operations Degree Apprenticeship at Level 4
  • Financial Services Professional Degree Apprenticeship at Level 6
  • CISI Diploma in Investment Operations

About the apprenticeship

As an apprentice you will be a full salaried member of your organisation.  Much of your learning will take place at work, either through projects linked to academic content or time set aside for distance learning.