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International Financial Services Management | WITTENBORG UNIVERSITY-GR

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International Financial Services Management | WITTENBORG UNIVERSITY

If you are interested in a career in the international financial world, then our study course Financial Services Management is your best choice.

Financial Services Management looks at the different branches of banking: Insurance, Financial Advice and Investment. Students learn about mortgages, loans, insurance, pensions, investments and the stock market. Financial systems and regulations imposed by different countries are illustrated, analyzed and compared.

The modules introduce students to key factors driving change in the banking sector, the financial services marketing environment, the key principles of regulation, and the global frameworks that exist.

Work placement is carried out within a bank, or financial services company.

 

Starting dates: August 27, 2018 – October 15, 2018 – December 3, 2018, February 11, 2019 – April 1, 2019 – May 20, 2019. 

You can apply until:  2-4 weeks before the entry date of choice. In case you do not apply before the deadline, your application will be automatically changed into application for enrollment for the next block, unless you desire otherwise.

Degree title: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 4 years

Fast track: 3 years

Language: English

Program location: Apeldoorn

Tuition fee per year: €7.500

Our International Business Administration Bachelor Degrees programmes share a broad 1st year and students specialize in the chosen programme from year 2.

The Financial Services industry includes a broad range of organizations and companies that provide economic services and manage money. These include: Banks, Insurance companies, Pension funds, Stock-brokers & Investment companies, but also Public Accounting Firms, Financial Information Services, Financial Consulting.

Through combining theoretical perspectives with case studies from practice, the programme aims to allow students to develop a critical and contextualized understanding of the issues, problems and solutions faced by and offered to financial services institutions worldwide. Students will learn to understand the function of financial services within a wider economic context, also from the perspective of developing countries.

The study modules introduce students to key factors driving change in the banking sector, the financial services marketing environment, the key principles of regulation and the global frameworks that exist.

Work placement is carried out within a bank, or financial services company.

In addition to the base International Business Administration modules, the programme focuses on various industry specific areas such as pensions and investment, the legal environment of financial services, financial tax regulations, and mortgages and real estate. Also the fundamentals of the banking world and international finance are offered.

“Global Financial Regulations”, is one of the second year courses that students specializing in financial service management will find in their curriculum. During this course students will be introduced to the history and development of financial regulations and learn to understand the financial stability within the EU and how the EU has established several financial regulations.

During the course “Money and Banking” students will be taught the basic concepts, theories and principles that explain the function and evolution of money and banking. By the end of the course students should be capable of critically evaluating the ways in which international banking and international financial markets operate.

In their final year, “Financial Service Management” student take subjects such as International Mortgages and Loans will be offered. This course outlines the main regulatory and policy issues which are currently key to the mortgage lending industry.

Key Financial Services modules include:

European Financial Regulations - Money & Banking - International Mortgages & Loans - Pensions & Investment - Personal Insurance

Students who choose the specialization of Economics and Management, will specialize in the field of understanding macro and micro environments in business, looking at the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. You learn about the management of assets and wealth, also about market forces which can change a product’s outlook or a company’s market share.

Bachelor’s students are offered 12 industry-related applied research project weeks, dealing with real-life cases. These challenges students through real life-, real time projects, that are organized by the University in cooperation with various companies and organizations, both locally, nationally and sometimes internationally.

Bachelor students at Wittenborg have the option of doing an internship during their final year. The duration of the internship can range from 3 to 6 months, depending on the type of internship and the expectations of the student and potential employer.

The IBA Financial Services Management will take either three or four years to complete, depending on your academic progress and drive.

Top Up - Direct Entry to the Final Year

Students with successful study experience equivalent to 160 European Credits in a related business or economic field, are able to enter directly into the Final year programme (80 credits). The examination and graduation board will decide on entry based on credit transcripts and qualifications presented.

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English.

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

Cambridge Lower (FCE) Grade B (173-175)

Cambridge Lower (FCE) Grade C (169-172)

IELTS test minimum overall band score of 6.0

TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 290 for speaking & Writing)

Greek high school diploma (Apolytirio Genikou Lykeio), with a general grade of at least 10, preferably with economics/mathematics.  

Starting dates: August 27, 2018 – October 15, 2018 – December 3, 2018, February 11, 2019 – April 1, 2019 – May 20, 2019. 

You can apply until 2-4 weeks before the entry date of choice. In case you do not apply before the deadline, your application will be automatically changed into application for enrollment for the next block, unless you desire otherwise.

  

As a EU student, you encouraged to find their own accommodation, you can however opt for Wittenborg’s own accommodation, if available.

Wittenborg offers accommodation in a number of different places, all close to the university: A. Shared apartments: 3-5 students share an apartment or house. B. Campus accommodation: students have their own room within a campus complex, and share kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Currently, students may stay a maximum of one calendar year at any of the accommodation(s) provided by Wittenborg, to assure rooms are made available for newly arriving students. Wittenborg is working hard to increase its own campus accommodation!

Financial Services specialists work in various branches of varying sizes, from banks and insurance companies, to multinationals. Financial advisors are also affiliated to most real estate brokers and law firms.

Many Wittenborg Financial Services Management graduates have gone on to work for international banks, such as HSBC, Commercial Bank of China in Beijing, RaboBank Netherlands in Utrecht and ABN AMRO in Rotterdam. Also, many students have gone on to work for mortgage, investment and insurance companies such as Nationale Nederland, Achmea, and AON Consulting. A number of students have started their own consultancy.

The IBA programme is accredited by NVAO & by FIBAA. These degrees give direct entry into the Master of Science programmes.