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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Studies with Banking and Finance

Loughborough University


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Overview

Introduction

If you are a young Singapore-based business professional who needs a high-quality, internationally recognised degree for both the knowledge it brings and career advancement, this programme is designed for you.

Year 1 introduces students to the core management functions as well as the legal, financial, economic and organisational environments within which managers and organisations must operate.

These elements are further developed in Year 2, where the practical implications of theory are applied through the continuous mix of academic study and actual work experience.

The final year of the programme further deepens and expands upon the knowledge gained in Years 1 and 2 and rounds out the degree with the essential concepts of small business issues and planning and the international business environment. Students on the BSc (Hons) Business Studies with Banking and Finance follow specialist modules in years 2 and 3 which further deepen their knowledge and understanding of their chosen subject.

One of the main priorities of the programme is to integrate the daily work experiences of the students into their learning environment in order to ensure they receive the theoretical and academic knowledge to underpin and understand their working environment and to develop students’ abilities to translate learning into action.


Accolades

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 3 years. For students granted with exemption, this programme can be completed within 2 years.

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 18 modules.

  • 3 trimester in a year
  • 2 modules are taught over each trimester
  • Approximately 48 contact hours per module delivered by both University faculty and local lecturers

Assessment and Examination

Modules are normally assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examination. The most common mix is 25% coursework and 75% examination while some modules may have a 50% or 100% examination weightage.

Coursework assessment is based on a variety of tasks, including individual essays, group reports, group work on simulations and computer-based projects. There is normally one examination per module. External Examiners, who are formally appointed by the University, audit the whole assessment process.


Programme Outline

Loughborough Degree Programme

Year 1 - Introductory Modules (Compulsory)

  • Organisational Behaviour and Management
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics
  • Economic Enviornment
  • An Introduction to Accounting for Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Personal Effectiveness

Year 2 - Degree Modules (Compulsory)

  • The Business of Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Business
  • Financial Systems, Markets and Institutions
  • Business Information Systems
  • Operations and Project Management

Elective Modules (Choose 1)

  • Market Development and Buyer Behaviour
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management

 Year 3 - Degree Modules (Compulsory)

  • Work-Based Learning
  • Small Business Issues and Planning
  • Strategic Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Information Management and Strategy
  • International Banking



Intakes

Part-time: March, August and November

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Part-Time: 864 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Maximum of 9 years 

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.  

Some modules may be delivered by our university partners’ teaching staff in an intensive block mode.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

 

Admission Requirements

Students with the following qualifications will be considered for admissions to the Singapore programmes if they have:

  • PSB Academy Diploma with average B grade; OR
  • PSB Academy Advanced Diploma with average B/C grade; OR
  • Polytechnic Diploma with average B/C grade; OR
  • Diploma from professional Institutions with average B/C grade

Advanced Standing

Students with the following qualifications will be considered for direct Year 2 entry if they have the following qualifications. In addition to graduating with these qualifications, students are expected to have covered at least 50% of the content covered in Part A (Year 1) of our Business Studies programmes. The key subjects in Part A are Economics, Marketing, Accounting and Organisational Behaviour, of which the graduates are expected to have passed modules in at least three of the four key subjects.

 

PSB Academy
(previously known as
PSB Corporation)

  • Diploma in Business Administration (any specialisations)
    [commencing from Oct 2013 full-time and Jan 2014 part-time]
  • Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
    [commencing from Jul 2016 full-time and part-time]
  • Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (any specialisations)
    [previously offered by PSB Academy]
  • Advanced Diploma in Business Studies (any specialisations) 
    [previously offered by PSB Academy]
  • Advanced Diploma in Commerce (any specialisations) 
    [previously offered by PSB Academy]

Nanyang Polytechnic

Accreditation of Prior
Learning Letter

  • Diploma in Accountancy & Finance
  • Diploma in Banking & Finance
  • Diploma in Business Informatics
  • Diploma in Business Management (any specialisations)
  • Diploma in Food and Beverage Business
  • Diploma in Fund Management & Administration
  • Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Sport & Wellness Management

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Accreditation of Prior
Learning Letter

 

 

  • Diploma in Accountancy
  • Diploma in Arts Business Management
  • Diploma in Banking & Financial Services
  • Diploma in Business & Social Enterprise
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • Diploma in Business Studies (any specialisations)
  • Diploma in International Business
  • Diploma in International Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Diploma in Tourism & Resort Management

Republic Polytechnic

Accreditation of Prior
Learning Letter

  • Diploma in Business Applications
  • Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • Diploma in Consumer Behaviour and Research
  • Diploma in Customer Experience Management with Business
    [Previously known as Diploma in Customer Relationship and Service Management]
  • Diploma in Hotel and Hospitality Management
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology
  • Diploma in Integrated Events Management
  • Diploma in IT Service Management
  • Diploma in Restaurant and Culinary Operations
  • Diploma in Social Enterprise Management
  • Diploma in Wellness, Lifestyle and Spa Management

Singapore Polytechnic

Accreditation of Prior
Learning Letter

  • Diploma in Accountancy
  • Diploma in Banking & Finance
  • Diploma in Business Administration (any specialisations)
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • Diploma in Business Innovation & Design
  • Diploma in Engineering with Business
  • Diploma in Financial Informatics
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology
  • Diploma in International Business
  • Diploma in Tourism and Resort Management

Temasek Polytechnic

Accreditation of Prior
Learning Letter

  • Diploma in Accounting & Finance
  • Diploma in Business
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • Diploma in Culinary & Catering Management
  • Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Law & Management
  • Diploma in Leisure & Events Management
  • Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Retail Management

Singapore Institute of Management

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • Diploma in International Business
  • Diploma in Management Studies

 

Students should have achieved at least an average B grade in their pre-university studies to be considered for direct Year 2 entry. Alternatively, mature students with average B/C grades AND work experience will be considered for direct Year 2 entry.

 

Other Qualifications

The above admission requirements are based on the Singapore education system, from which the majority of students are admitted from. Applicants from outside the Singapore education system or with other education qualifications will be considered by Loughborough University on a case-by-case basis. Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics Admissions Tutor and Singapore Programmes Director are responsible for the admissions policy and for making the final decision about entry to the Singapore programmes.


International Student Admission

Admission Requirements

For more information on international students' entry requirements, please click here.

Fees

Local Student

  3-Year Programme 2-Year Programme
(after advanced standing)
Programme Fee S$33,416.10* S$28,055.40*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
* Click here to view other charges for students

PSB Academy diploma graduates who progress within one year from their diploma completion will enjoy 5% rebate on the above programme fee, and application fee waiver.

Terms and conditions apply. For more information, please complete the Enquiry Form and we will be in touch with you soon.

 

Financial Aid / Available Grants

Please click here to view financial aid and available grants.

Local Applications

How to Apply

Please click here to view application procedures.