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 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 context of financial services within a wider economic context, also from the perspective of developing countries.
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, and mortgages and real estate. Also the fundamentals of the banking world and international finance are offered.
The modules will introduce students to key factors driving change in the banking sector, the financial services marketing environment, and the key principles of regulation, the global frameworks that exist. Work placement is carried out within a bank or financial services company.
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 - Bachelor Programmes
High School Diploma or final certificate, equivalent to the Netherlands 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.
Entry Requirements - Master of Science Programmes
Degree and/or experience:
Bachelor degree, or an HND equivalent plus at least 5 years of relevant industry experience.
Students with non-relevant qualifications may be asked to complete a short portfolio prior to starting the course.
Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL Equivalent. Click here for an overview of the equivalent scores.
|TUITION AND FEES - an overview (Current and 2015 - 2016)|
|Tuition Fee without Scholarship|
|Master of Science International Tourism Management (1 Year FT / 2 Year PT* - Total Fee)||€ 12,600|
|Master of Science International Event Management (1 Year FT / 2 Year PT* - Total Fee)||€ 12,600|
|Master of Science International Hospitality Management (1 Year FT / 2 Year PT* - Total Fee)||€ 12,600|
* for 2nd year & part-time students a University registration fee of € 1,500 will be charged per subsequent year
|Pre-Master Programme (½ Year)||€ 4,000|
|Bachelor International Business Administration Full Time (Every Year)* **||€ 6,300|
|Bachelor International Business Administration Full Time (½ Year)*||€ 3,200|
* Bachelor Full Time (all IBA programmes) - 1 Block Graduation Extension
** Bachelor (all IBA programmes) - External Student Registration Fee (1 year) - for students completeing double degree at a partner University.
|Bachelor of Arts in International Hospitality Management Full Time, EuroBA (1 year)||€ 6,450|
|Preparation Foundation Course (1 Year)||€ 7,200|
|Preparation Foundation Course (½ Year) *Only in combination with a partial bachelor Fee||€ 4,000|
|Wittenborg Funds and Scholarships – for Top Talent Students|
|Wittenborg Gold Fund and Scholarship||€ 1,500|
|Wittenborg Silver Fund and Scholarship||€ 1,000|
|Wittenborg Bronze Fund and Scholarship||€ 500|
|Please visit http://www.wittenborg.eu/funds.htm for more information about Funds and Scholarships.|
|Books Rental & Study Materials|
|Pre-Master Programme (½ Year) / Preparation Foundation Course (½ Year) 250 €||€ 250|
|Undergraduate (Per Year) / Preparation Foundation Course (1 Year) 350 €||€ 350|
|Master of Science International Tourism Management (1 Year)||€ 550|
|Master of Science International Event Management (1 Year)||€ 550|
|Other Optional Fees – Only compulsory if Study Visa support is required|
|1 year International Student Health Insurance (Insurance Company: AON)||€ 500|
|½ year International Student Health Insurance (Insurance Company: AON)||€ 250|
|5 Months Student Accommodation||€ 2,200|
|Visa Application & Administration Costs||€ 650|
|Student Deposit||€ 900|
|Pre Master/Half year Preparation tuition fee deposit||€ 1,500|
|Note: Tuition fees are exclusive all external examination fees. (Such as IELTS)|
Students who choose the BBA programme of Economics and Management will specialise 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 market forces which can change a product’s outlook or a company’s market share.
The BBA Economics & Management programme does not lead to an industry in itself as it is the broadest of programmes that encompasses literately all industries at many different levels of management. Based on their in-depth knowledge of the commercial environment in which they operate, Business Administrators who are strong in economics can quickly become key personnel in the management of both large and small organisations, directing and driving the company towards greater turnover, bigger yields and higher profits.
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; 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 consultancy.
The Financial Services Sector is cyclical: when there is a downturn in the economy the industry requires less graduates, when it starts to recover there is a great shortage! The economy is in recovery!
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