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BA (Hons) Finance, Investment and Risk


The financial services sector in Scotland manages over £800 billion in funds and generates around £7 billion for the Scottish economy. This programme, 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.

The programme, which has been recognised by Scottish Financial Enterprise for its innovation, is designed to develop your skills for an industry which in Scotland employs almost 100,000 people directly and the same again indirectly. It covers everything from personal finance to pension funds, stock markets, corporate finance and investment and risk management in financial services. You also have the opportunity to specialise depending on your interests.

Glasgow School for Business and Society has been named a Centre of Excellence by the UK’s Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and this programme offers the potential for exemptions from several professional bodies.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £11,500 / year (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

Career Opportunities

Graduates have gone on to work in various areas, including financial advice, risk analysis, wealth management, investment analysis and pension fund management in organisations such as Morgan Stanley, Standard Life, Barclays, Scottish Widows, UBS, Standard Chartered, The Financial Conduct Authority and The Bank of England. One of our graduates was named UK Chartered Financial Planner of the Year.

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The programme has a great balance between academic knowledge of the subject and practical learning methods. This gives you the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice in activities that resemble real problems you will face in your future career. One of the most valuable aspects of the programme is the close links with the industry, this gives you a wealth of opportunities to engage with potential future employers through networking events and guest lectures.

Stuart Gillies,

Award winner and Graduate BA (Hons) Finance, Investment and Risk 

Course Contents

  • Economics and Data Analysis
  • Law in Business
  • Financial Management
  • International Institutions and Environment
  • Banking
  • Personal Finance
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Regulation
  • Pensions
  • Risk Retention
  • Transfer and Insurance in Financial Services
  • Insurance and Finance
  • Financial Strategies 

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