IBA (Bachelor) Financial Services Management

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Course Name: 
IBA Financial Services Management
Course Type: 
Bachelor
Course Sector: 
Business & Finance
Course Duration: 
3-4 Years
Credits: 
240

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Entry Points Per Year: 
6 x entry per year possible
Next Starting Date(s): 
Dec 5, Feb 13, Apr 3 ...MORE DATES
Degree or Qualification: 
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Location: 
Apeldoorn
Tuition Fee: 
€7.500

Introduction

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

Core aims: Through combining theoretical perspectives with case studies from practice, the programme aims to allow students to develop a critical and contextualised 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.

Course Content

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

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. Key Financial Services modules include:

Key Financial Services modules include:

  • European Financial Regulations
  • Money & Banking
  • International Mortgages & Loans
  • Pensions & Investment
  • Personal Insurance
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Accounting & Bookkeeping Marketing Research Cost Accounting & Management
Intercultural Management Money & Banking International Labour Relations
Administrative Organisation Management Sales & Export - (seminar) Labour Negotiation & Work's Council
Small Business Environment - (seminar) International Trade Risks Advanced Corporate Strategy
Modern Principles of Marketing Global Financial Regulations - (seminar) Corporate Social Responsibility
  Business Philosophy Business Plan
Introduction to Finance Statistics Research Methodology & Quantitative Methods
Food and Beverage Operations Business Accounting - (seminar) Business Research Methods
Training in Interpersonal Skills Enterprise Technology & Innovation Strategic Marketing
TIPS - Interviewing Skills - (seminar) Sustainable Business - (seminar) Marketing in Turbulent Times
TIPS - Effective Meeting Pensions & Investments International Marketing for SMEs
TIPS - Peak Performance - (seminar) - (seminar) International Marketing in Practice
TIPS - Feedback and Group Interaction Information Management Quality Management
Enterprise Formation Personal Insurance - (seminar) Quality & Change: Auditing/Certification
Sociology and Organisational Behaviour Marketing Plan International Mortgages & Loans
Hospitality Operations Managing Organisations - (seminar) Appreciative Inquiry
Managing Sales and Accounts Financial & Risk Management 2nd Foreign Languages /
New Business Environment Introduction to Entrepreneurship Intercultural Business Communication for Managers
Food and Beverage  Management Enterprise Diagnostics & Evaluation PDP 3 - Personal Development Plan & Tutoring
International Law in Business and Commerce 2nd Foreign Languages Work Placement Module
2nd Foreign Languages PDP 2 – Personal Development Plan & Tutoring Graduation Assignment
PDP 1 – Personal Development Plan & Tutoring and Academic English PDP Seminar - Managing Diversity  
PDP Seminar - Business Presentation Skills PDP Seminar - Negotiation  
PDP Seminar - Project Management Game PDP Seminar - Consulting Skills  
PDP Seminar - Leadership in Business Environment PDP Seminar - Tapping your Creativity  
PDP Seminar - Team Building PDP Seminar - Conflict Management  
PDP Seminar - Effective Time Management 6 Project weeks & In-company Visits  
6 x Project Week & In-company Visits    
PDP Seminar - Team Building    
PDP Seminar - Effective Time Management    
6 x Project Week & In-company Visits    

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements - Bachelor Programmes
 
High school diploma or final certificate, equivalent to the Netherlands VWO, HAVO or MBO level 4 diploma / UK AS & A Level or BTEC. Please contact the Admissions Office to receive high school diploma comparisons. Advanced Placement / Credit Transfer Possible.
 
Direct Entry to 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. 
 
English Language Requirements 
IELTS 6 or TOEFL equivalent. Click here for an overview of the equivalent scores. 
TOEFL code of Wittenborg is 4889. 
Not got the English level requirements? Inform about our Foundation Programme here. 

The Industry

The Financial Services Industry plays a vital role in the world economy, often acting as an intermediator between organisations that require funds and those able to provide financial investment and support. The Financial Services Industry plays a vital role in the world economy, often acting as an intermediator between organisations that require funds and those able to provide financial investment and support.

The industry includes a broad range of organisations and companies that provide economic services and manage money. These include

  • Banks;
  • Insurance companies;
  • Pension funds;
  • Investment companies;
  • Accountants;
  • Credit-card providers
  • Stock-brokers;
  • Financial loan companies;
  • Securities trading companies;
  • Government sponsored / regulated companies such as
  • Provincial mortgage societies and banks;
  • Regulatory Agencies and Securities Exchanges;
  • Public Accounting Firms
  • Financial Information Services
  • Financial Consulting

Customers of the financial services industry include individuals, non-profit organisations, and agencies of government, and of course companies and businesses of all sizes.

Career Prospects

Financial Services specialists work in various branches of varying sizes, from corporate banks and insurance companies to SME companies advising home owners and private investors on matters relating to their personal finance. Financial Services specialists work in various branches of varying sizes, from corporate banks and insurance companies to SME companies advising home owners and private investors on matters relating to their personal finance.

Financial advisors are affiliated to most real estate brokers and law firms and many Wittenborg Financial Services Management graduates have gone on to work in international banks such as HSBC in Shanghai, Commercial Bank of China in Beijing, RaboBank Netherlands in Utrecht and ABN AMRO in Rotterdam. Also, many students have also 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 consultancies.

The Financial Services Sector tends to be cyclical: when there is a downturn in the economy the industry requires less graduates, when it starts to recover there is a great shortage! Presently the economy is in recovery! 

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