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.