Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Banking & Finance
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KCIC (First 2 years)
Year 1 – 120 Credits – Level 4
Year 2 – 120 Credits – Level 5
University of Sunderland (Final 1 year)
Year 3 – 120 Credits – B.A (Hons) Degree
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Post Study Work in the UK
– Graduate Visa Route (Post-Study Work Visa for 2 years)
– Leading to Tier 2 Visa
After UTS, we also provide two year work visa.
King’s Cornerstone, Best International College partners with University of Sunderland to present an across-the-world academic experience, an opportunity to be a part of the world’s most happening student communities, and a world-class degree. Bachelor of Arts Banking and Finance degree is a 2+1 year study with Kings Cornerstone International College and University of Sunderland, UK. This qualification is aligned with NEP2020 for progressive awards, when learners successfully complete the Certificate, Diploma and Bachelors within 3 years.
Learners begin with concepts for Becoming a Business Leader of Tomorrow, from their Year 1 with industry networking, training, and further progressing to corporate topics and internships with global companies of the corporate world. The degree aims at developing critical thinking, strategic management for budding Business Specialists to harbour an edge in the international market. This program has multiple awards, from world’s leading testing & assessment company Pearson, University of Sunderland & a multitude of choices from vendor certificates or training programs.Download Brochure
What you will study
Employers value the skills and knowledge that our students bring to the workplace, and many organisations/institutions recognise our qualifications. The validation of working with industry experts is key to structuring BA programmes to meet industry standards. Kings Cornerstone will deliver core engineering subjects within the first 2 years, then transfer abroad to pursue their remaining 1-year period with University of Sunderland. While hosting an active academic community, students are encouraged to participate in Clubs and Societies, with numerous events running around the year. With business hubs around the locale, Sunderland’s campuses are a landmark of industry engagement, and a great base for student stalwarts to make a positive social impact. Courses taught in the first two years of this study are available under Syllabus.
Your syllabus, outlines all the essential information of this course, including topics you will study and related reading materials. This will help you understand how you will be graded, understand assignments, and stay organised.Download
Industry Focused Program
The course is shaped by leading global companies, for a seamless transition of creating job-ready graduates. Business Specialists receive a range of opportunities in close to all management sectors of the economy. Subjects encompass fields of Operations Management, Strategy Management Accounting, International Financial Reporting, Financial Markets, International Banking etc. to name a few. Students can exercise the option of undertaking course-appointed internships, or claim credit for their relevant experience in a particular field.
For years, institutions have valued the skills and knowledge of application-based learning that students of Pearson-based curriculum bring to the world of work. Endorsements were received from well-known companies like The BBC, IBM, and Tesco. Employability skills and competencies for student career success is the key focus for this qualification by delivering learning that is rooted in the real world and to developing work-ready graduates with the professional skills and behaviours that represent a professional attitude.
With Sunderland’s involvement in leading Business communities like Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), student members can access webinars, professional courses and interactions with several major companies and NGOs. Core competencies are developed on programme in a balanced framework of cognitive (knowledge), affective (behaviours) and psychomotor (practical) learning outcomes to encourage a more vocational and practical approach to learning. Final year projects are designed to include direct involvement of global companies, providing a haven of access and insight into well-known banking economies
Unlike other programs, these study abroad courses offers multiple awards, membership from Industry and professional bodies. The University supports student-led initiatives that help you gain practical experience of management. The Business Student Society organises events and guest speakers, as well as attending tours of various companies. With its professional approach, it’s a great way to put into practice the lessons about how to make organisations function effectively. There is something for every student who is studying a subject related to business.
University of Sunderland has produced industry experts and continues to work towards setting high technical standards.
– A full 5 stars for Teaching, Employability, Internalisation, Facilities and Inclusiveness (QS)
– ⅘ overall for Specialist Criteria: Innovation (QS)
Teaching includes learning from tutoring, case study, webinars, guest speakers from Industry, peer to peer discussion, presentation, role play, assignments (variety of forms including practical and written. Learners will be assessed based on their coursework (Harvard Systems) instead of an exam.
Course is aligned with the internship/apprenticeship framework from year two, learners must collaborate with industry to align with occupational standards to improve KSB’s (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour). Industry is at the heart of KCIC & University of Sunderland’s qualifications. Co-designed with industry, students and education experts, KCIC & Sunderland’s BA provides real-world experience as well as academic knowledge. Required Occupational Standards for BA graduates cover a range of responsibilities and are embedded from initial stages of the program. Graduates have made their way into enviable corporations like Microsoft, Nike, IBM, Adidas, Lloyds, Marriott Hotels, Starbucks etc. to name a few.
Sample University of Sunderland Degree
You’ll receive Bachelors of Arts (Hons) in Banking and Finance from University of Sunderland, New Castle, UK upon successful completion of the program in the UK. This degree is accredited by the Research Excellence FramewoBA (hons.) Banking and Finance will be awarded upon completion of final year in Sunderland campus. This degree is accredited by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Using this qualification you may apply for the following visa options.
– Graduate Visa Route (Post-Study Work Visa for 2 years)
– Leading to Tier 2 Visa
– Progressing to ‘Indefinite Leave to Return’
BTEC HN Award
This is a university packaged program with Pearson HN Award. Learners will complete 240 credits awarded during the first two years, prior transferring to University of Sunderland, to complete the remaining modules. The Pearson Higher National Diploma qualification integrates industry accreditations through Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Using this certificate learners may apply for part-time work in the UK while studying. Under the current revisions from the UK Government, students are eligible to work up to 20 hrs/per week while studying and full time during semester breaks.
Industry Projects and Case Studies
Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries.
- 16+ Real world Case study
- Practical & Assignment based assessments
- Work integrated learning with Industry partners
- First two years of the program is designed and developed Pearson, UK
- Get mentored by Industry professionals
The US, in particular, is in urgent need of new core offerings to support next generation digital banking. Can an offering being built by one of the early core system pioneers, Frank Sanchez, fit the bill? Live Oak Bank, an investor and first client, clearly hopes so. Martin Whybrow spoke to the tech-savvy bank and the start-up supplier.
Rafal Juszczak, CEO of Alfa Bank Belarus, shares the story of how the bank tripled the number of retail banking customers by embracing mobile.
The KCIC Advantage
University Packaged | Credit Transfer Programs
- 65% overall
Preferred Subjects : Mathematics, Business Studies and/or Accounting are suggested, but NOT compulsory for application.
Candidate must have completed 10+2 with the above mentioned overall along with any of the following subjects:
Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject / Physics / Computer Science / Information Technology / Informatics Practices / Agriculture / Engineering Graphics / Psychology / Economics / Fashion Studies / Any Language
as major subjects in regular stream from any education board within India – CBSE, ISC, Matriculation, NIOS, Any State Board or with International Boards – Cambridge AS & A Levels or IB Diploma/Certificate.
- Clear the KCAT – King’s Cornerstone Aptitude Test
The KCAT is our premier standardized test and is required by students seeking admission into our Undergraduate courses*. The test is an online-based proctored exam that assess your skills in common topics encountered during your senior year (Grade 11 & 12) of school.
*Exemptions are available for students who have cleared the SAT exam. However, this is on a case-by-case basis. To assess your eligibility for exemption, Apply Now immediately!
What's Included in the Fees
- Study/aquire 240 credit Sunderland University points in KCIC
- Pearson BTEC L5 award (Business) – 240 credits
- Year 3 transfer paperwork & Assistance
- Visa & housing support
- Bank loan guidance & assistance
- Exam fess
- eBooks & Studio charges
- Portal access to LMS
- Software access
Very content with my learning at KCIC, learning two years of my international program here has reduced the cost of study abroad by 60%, and I am excited about my international career.
KCIC offers a different learning environment, unconventional educational methods, with opportunities combined with industrial visits, workshops, and other things, to compete at international level.
I was studying Aeronautical in a traditional college, hearing Cornerstone I shifted from Bangalore and joined here. The foundation year started with direct aerospace units, unlike other colleges.
Frequently Asked Questions
First, two years at Chennai campus is limited to 20-25 students per class. Every year we plan to recruit 250 to 300 students across all departments giving them the assured transfer to Melbourne campus. However, the final years at the Melbourne campus gives you the multicultural environment with 81,000 students studying across the RMIT.
Kings Cornerstone, one of the best colleges for international students will provide fundamental tools and equipment required for the first two years. The first two years at Kings Cornerstone is a solid foundation to advanced learning at RMIT Melbourne. Since the final years are planned in Melbourne, the facilities provided to students are world-class. They access the same materials, tools, technology what is currently used in the industry.
Take a virtual tour to RMIT manufacturing facility that you have access during the final years at Melbourne. Check out ‘This is Engineering at RMIT’, ‘EMBER – an engineering innovation’ RMIT’s New Academic Street and Telstra Challenge Projects at RMIT.
Most students enrol in our programs seeking a continuing career in their preferred field. The return on investment is very high if you chose to work in Melbourne, London, Toronto and Dublin when compared to the salaries paid in India. So, we recommend students seeking global career to enrol. If you are looking to return to India or seeking local placements or local jobs, then you don’t need to study at Kings Cornerstone or take study abroad route, there are plenty on good local institutions in India who can help.
We are looking for a passionate learner willing to study realistically, apply reasoning and ability to learn by doing, but not someone who can memorise and write the whole book without practised knowledge. Hence, your higher secondary results do not make any weight in the selection process, except for your functional abilities. Your entry to our programs depends on your statement of purpose and a personal interview with the academic board but not your higher secondary marks. So plan well for your admission interview and rationalising SOP.