601–800 th
World University Rankings 2021
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2020
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, M15 6BH, United Kingdom

Economics and Banking (with Placement) - Manchester Metropolitan University

This programme draws together the strengths of our accounting, banking, finance and economics expertise of the Business School, and enables you to gain an understanding of how banks and other financial institutions are placed in the economy, both in the UK and internationally. You will benefit from a rigorous grounding in economic theory and gain subject specific knowledge of the behaviour and practice of banks. Many of the units on this course are shared with the specialist programmes of BA (Hons) Economics and BA (Hons) Banking and Finance. This course has a common first year with BA (Hons) Economics and Finance meaning you have the flexibility to transfer between courses at the end of your first year. We also offer four year routes where you have the opportunity to spend your third year on industrial placement or studying abroad, after which you will return to study for your final year. A placement year can be an excellent opportunity to acquire high quality work experience and structured on-the-job training whilst earning a salary. The placement must be a minimum of 36 weeks but it will usually last for 12 months and takes place after your second year of study. We have an award-winning placement team, who advertise vacancies and can help you find a placement. The team has over 25 years’ of experience in matching students to employers. They advertise over 1,000 vacancies each year, organise an annual placement fair where you can meet employers who are actively recruiting placement students, deliver CV workshops, provide one-to-one advice, and will conduct a mock interview with you so you can practice your interview technique. The placement jobs market is competitive and it is your responsibility to be pro-active and apply for vacancies. We recommend that you start researching companies and opportunities during your first year and apply for positions at the start of your second year. Finding the right opportunity and the right position is important because if you are a good match to your placement, your employer could offer you a full-time position when you have graduated. Graduates from this course will be ultimately placed to go into careers within the banking and financial services industries, but will have gained economical knowledge to pursue careers in financial forecasting, economic and financial analysis. Large international banks, private wealth and asset management firms, as well as hedge fund management may all be suitable careers for graduates from this course, as would setting up your own independent consultancy or management practice.