Finance, Investment and Risk

Glasgow Caledonian University


The financial services sector in Scotland manages over 800 billion pounds in funds and generates around 8 billion pounds for the Scottish economy (Scottish Financial Enterprise). This programme, almost unique in being targeted specifically at the sector, has a track record of producing in-demand graduates with the knowledge and expertise needed to succeed in the fast-moving world of financial services.

BA(Hons) Finance, Investment and Risk programme is accredited by the CII, the world's largest professional body for insurance, risk and financial services. As its name suggests, the degree focuses on specific areas key to financial services and, indeed, to finance generally. These are: personal finance, corporate finance and investment, risk, banking and international finance.

Year 1
Enterprising Behaviours for the Business Professional; Law in Business; Financial Markets Environment; International Economic Issues and Challenges; Fundamentals of Financial Management; Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis.

Year 2
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance; Ethics and Responsible Leadership; Personal Investment; Principles and Practice of Insurance & Risk Transfer; Bank Management in a Global Context plus Option (including a language).

Year 3
Corporate Finance and Financial Strategies; Regulating Financial Services; Entrepreneurship for Business, Society and the Professions; Business Research Methods: Theory and Practice; Pensions & Pension Planning Plus Option.

Year 4
Honours Dissertation; Managing Risk in Financial Institutions; International Finance, Institutions & Trade; Investment Management Theory plus Option.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry: 4 Highers at BBBB.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BCCC.

A Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted as equivalent of a Higher at B.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Glasgow School for Business and Society


Finance, Accounting and Risk

SCQF Level