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Ranked: Best Investment Banking Courses For 2021

The UK is the world’s largest net exporter of financial services, and its capital, London, has been an important trade center since the Middle Ages. It is also one of the world’s biggest financial hubs. No wonder more than 500 banks, including 251 international banks, have their offices in London.

Investment Banking is the quickest way to learn financial modeling. You’ll also do a lot of valuation early on in your career. You get to work on high-profile transactions that are top-secret until they happen. And when they do, they often make the front page of the business section. Quite appealing, right?

We usually associate Investment Banking with long working hours. While that is true, the learning curve and the growth curve are both quite steep. So, it all becomes worth it when you check your account balance. So, are you looking to learn investment banking in the UK? Here’s the list of the best investment banking courses you can pursue:

  1. University of Kent, Kent
    Courses offered:
    Finance and Investment – BSc (Hons)
    Finance (Finance, Investment and Risk) – MSc
    In Time’s Higher Education (2020), the University of Kent was ranked in the top 10% of the world’s universities for international outlook. It is renowned for its superb teaching methods. It got the gold rating in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017. Almost all (97%) of its research is deemed to be of international standards. Around 95% of its students manage to secure a job within six months of finishing the course in 2017.
  2. University of Brighton, Brighton
    Courses offered:
    Finance and Investment Banking – BSc (Hons)
    Finance and Investment Banking – MSc
    The curriculum is developed by partnering with the industry to offer you practical lessons. That way, you’ll be able to find solutions to real-world problems and have a positive impact. That’s why it got the silver rating in the UK Government’s TEF in 2017. More than 94% of the graduates were either pursuing or found jobs within six months of finishing their courses.
  3. Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow
    Courses offered:
    Finance, Investment and Risk) – MSc
    While the courses are career-focused, GCU also helps develop your problem-solving ability and soft skills to increase your employability. No wonder 97% of its graduates were either employed or pursuing further studies within six months of graduating in 2017, according to HESA. They offer a scholarship package of £2 million every year. It is divided into bursaries, funded scholarships, and several such scholarships. TGCU also has student exchange programs so that you can get international exposure.
  4. Northumbria University, Newcastle
    Courses offered:
    Finance and Investment Management BA (Hons)
    Northumbria University is situated upon River Tyne in a location regularly voted as the best place for students in the UK. It has liaisons with major employers such as IBM, Nike, Proctor & Gamble. It works with many international universities to maintain the standards of its courses. The graduates of this QAA-certified university or working or studying within six months of finishing their course.
  5. Ulster University, Belfast
    Courses offered:
    Finance and Investment Banking – BSc (Hons)
    Finance and Investment Banking – MSc
    Ulster University is equipped with excellent top-class teaching facilities and world-class faculty. The remarkable teaching capabilities of Ulster University offers you a brilliant learning experience. It helps you develop the skills needed to become leaders of tomorrow. It has created a placement assistance mechanism called Handshake to connect you with potential employers.
  6. University of Greenwich, London, and Kent
    Courses offered:
    Finance and Investment Banking – BSc (Hons)
    Finance and Investment Banking – MSc
    The University of Greenwich is arguably the most prestigious university on this list. It has managed to win the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education on four occasions. Many members of the teaching staff are National Teaching Fellows. It got the Silver Rating at the TEF in 2017.
  7. Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
    Courses offered:
    Finance and Investment Banking – MSc
    NTU’s designs its courses so that you develop the skills that employers seek. That’s why the curriculum comes with an opportunity to gain work experience. No surprise that it has received a Gold rating at the TEF, just like the University of Kent. 97% of its students were employed or pursuing further studies within six months of finishing their courses. HESA places it in the top ten for the number of year-long placements on offer. That makes NTU one of the most employment-focused universities in the UK.

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou

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