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1 Nick Horsewood (Director of Internationalisation) Financial University presentation, 2013

2 The University of Birmingham Economics and Money, Banking and Finance Employability Accommodation Investments on campus Sport Birmingham – The City Talk to cover…

3 British Universities – diversity and choice Huge choice - over 100 institutions  Ancient - Cambridge, Oxford, St Andrews  Civic / Redbrick- Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds  1960 ’ s campus - Aston, Bath, Warwick, York, Sussex  New - Oxford Brookes, Westminster Over 80,000 courses to choose from  Diverse range of subjects Traditional: Law, Business, Engineering, Medicine Diverse: Forensic science, Geology, Zoology, Urban studies  Diverse Course structures - single subject, joint honours - sandwich courses (work placement), internships  Professional Accreditation/Exemptions – Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, Law, Accounting

4 Issues to consider  Reputation, History and Tradition  Programmes  Campus facilities  City  Costs  Location

5 University of Birmingham  Founded 1900 / Russell Group  Universitas 21 Universitas 21  Over 4,500 international students from 150 different countries.  The Times Higher Educational (THE) World University Rankings: 66 in the world (2009)  RAE 2008: 12th in the UK for research excellence  Teaching Quality: Almost 70% students receive first or upper second class degrees  One of the top 6 universities that major companies target

6 Why study at Birmingham?  The economics department: 36+ academics and 8+ admin staff  Within the Business School  Economics  Management  Accounting and Finance  Marketing

7 The department  Current Location : JG Smith Building  900+ undergraduate students  300+ MSc students  50+ PhD students

8 What programmes do we offer?  BSc Economics  BSc Money, Banking and Finance  BSc Economics with language  BSc Economics with minor subject  MSc Economics  MSc International Economics  MSc Development Economics  MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics  MSc Mathematical Finance  MSc International Money and Banking  MSc Money, Banking and Finance

9 General structure of Undergraduate programmes Economics or Money, Banking and Finance  120 credits taught courses each year  6 modules per term  2 hours of lectures per week for each module  1 class every 2 weeks  15 contact hours Which modules?  2 nd Year Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, options  3 rd Year: Topics in Economics, Extended essay, options

10 General structure of Postgraduate programmes  120/140 credits taught courses each year  6 modules per term  2 hours of lectures per week for each module  1 or 2 class every 2 weeks  14 contact hours Which modules?  Core modules: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics Econometrics,  Options

11 MSc MONEY, BANKING AND FINANCE Semester 1  Macroeconomics  Econometrics with Financial Applications  International Banking and Finance  Topics in Money and Banking Semester 2  Risk, Uncertainty and Information  Macroeconomics  Econometrics with Financial Applications  Economics of Financial Markets  Option  Dissertation

12 Options  International Trade Policy  International Banking: Regulation and Supervision  Game Theory  Development Economic Policy  Political Economy and Economic Policy  Natural Resource Economics  Security Analysis and Portfolio theory (20)

13 Study methods Enquiry-based learning  Actively engage in learning process  Research questions Range of teaching methods  Lectures  Classes  Seminars  Tutorials  Independent learning Range of assessment  Exams  Assignments  Presentations

14 What about assessment?  All modules have an end-of-year written examination  Most modules will have some elements of continuous assessment  Essays  Class Tests  Marked Problems Sets  Projects

15 Employability  £3.5 million investment in sector- leading employability services  3000 students enrolled on Personal Skills Award  Alumni Leadership Mentoring Scheme  Global Challenges Internships  7 Major Careers Fairs  55 th in the International Herald Tribune (the global edition of The New York Times) in the world and 9th in UK for post qualification employability

16 Investing in our campus  £175 million transformation of Edgbaston campus in the next 5 years  Bramall Building to open in 2012 with 450 seat music auditorium

17 Sport  A sport for everyone  2 nd in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) League  Athletic Union  Intra League  Active lifestyles

18 Campus University  Rated as one of the top 3 campuses in the UK  Located 10 minutes away from the City centre  Very own train station, art gallery, concert hall, Botanical gardens  Open, green spaces  Safe, secure and friendly environment  Investment of £1 million each week on developments

19 Campus University

20 Campus facilities Learning resources  9 open access computer suites, free internet access  13 library’s and resource centres  2.5 million books, 90,000 added each year Banking  HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds TSB, Natwest Shopping  Supermarket, cafés, bars, hair salon, bookstore Healthcare  Medical and dental practice, opticians Sports centre  One of the top 3 universities for sport in the UK  Over 40 different sports  Fitness suite, swimming pool, squash courts, sports hall, athletics track, football pitches Guild of students  Student societies – over 160  International groups, Film, Debating, sports, chess, human rights  Volunteering – over 100 opportunities (international)

21 Entry requirements  English IELTS 6.5 no less than 6 in any category (or equivalent)  Good scores Potential problems  Adjusting to UK university system  Joining in  Adjusting to UK way of life  Grades  The weather!!!

22 And when not studying?  Subsidized language courses at Language Centre  Dedicated Careers Centre for Bham students  Student societies  The Banking society  The Economics Society  And lots more in the Guild of Students

23 What sort of careers?  Further degrees in economics or similar (e.g. Cambridge, LSE, UCL, Warwick)  Financial sector (merchant and investment banking, stockbroking, financial analysis, retail banking)  Accounting and Audit (PWC, KPMG etc)  Management consultancy  Government (HM Treasury, DFID, FSA)  Teaching

24 Accommodation  Guaranteed  £70 - £140 per week  Options for:  En Suite/ Shared Bathroom  Catering/ Self Catering  Internet connection  Social Hub  University supported private sector Living Taster Day Saturday 21 April 2012

25 Birmingham City  Vibrant city  First class Arts venues  It is the largest financial and creative district outside London  One of Europe's largest shopping developments  More then 500 restaurants  Vibrant night life  Host to international sporting events  Sports teams

26 Birmingham- a City reborn  An international centre for retail, commerce and culture  £9 billion spent over last 20 years on regeneration  Generates more wealth than Glasgow, Manchester and Leeds  Around 40% of students choose to stay in the region following graduation  Half of all jewellery sold in UK is made in Birmingham  Home to the CBSO and Birmingham Royal Ballet

27 What sort of careers?  We think our graduates are our best advertisement!

28 Andrew  BSc MBF (2006), 2i Honours Degree  Gap year btw 2 nd and 3 rd year for year-long internship with State Street Bank, London  Since July 2006: Options Trader, State Street Bank, London

29 Aimee  BSc MES (2007), First Class Honours Degree  Summer internship with JP Morgan Chase, London  Since Sept 2007: Cash Equities Sales and Trading, JP Morgan Chase, London

30 Nauman  BSc Econ (2005), 2i Honours Degree  Summer internship with Procter & Gamble, Geneva and Credit Suisse, London  MSc Management, University of Cambridge (2006)  Language gap year, Bejing, China  Since Sept 2007: Associate Consultant, Marakon Associates, London

31 Any questions?


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