Landing a job in finance and investment means playing a crucial role in determining financial, safety and security risks and spotting investment opportunities for a business.
Study Finance and Investment at Kent Business School and you’ll gain not only a strong knowledge of financial principles and techniques, but the confidence necessary to work the trading floor via our real-life simulator, The Bloomberg Lab.
Taking a Year Abroad and choosing to study in one of our partner universities will allow you to experience another country and culture as you study and build valuable experience that bolsters your CV.
Our degree is accredited with the CFA to ensure that you’ll graduate with the necessary expertise, skills and experience to put a sought-after career in banking, investment or risk management within your reach.
Stage One of this course will be taught on our Medway campus, and the remainder of your degree will be taught on our Canterbury Campus so that we can offer you a wider array of optional modules.
Reasons to study Finance and Investment at Kent
Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwideWe are accredited by CFA InstituteStudy at a Triple accredited business schoolAll KBS students are eligible for employability support from enrolment until three years after graduation. You can also take part in our specialised Backpack to Briefcase scheme.
Turn ideas into a successful business at our ASPIRE centreSupport from Academic Peer Mentors and an Academic AdviserAccess to the Bloomberg Lab, an industry standard trading floor software
What you’ll learn
You’ll be guided through a detailed introduction to financial fundamentals, principles and markets, and explore topics such as data analysis, econometrics, derivatives, portfolio and risk management. You can then tailor your degree to suit your aspirations with optional modules such as business law and corporate strategy or learn more about new and developing areas of finance like Fintech.
See the modules you’ll study
"Lectures were very engaging, and the foreign concepts were explained particularly well."
~ Yemurai Machacha, BSc Finance and Investment graduated 2021
Our enthusiastic team of international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide and support your learning, bringing their subject to life and drawing you into the conversation through lectures, seminars, presentations and computer-based simulations.
Your progress is assessed through a mix of coursework – including reports, essays and presentations - and exams. Undergraduate students can expect around 8 contact hours per week, depending on year of study and optional module choices made. The remainder of the working week consists of self-guided study.
Knowledge and understanding