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Banking and finance at Kaplan

Banking and finance can take you anywhere and everywhere.
Maybe you’ll enjoy a challenging and vibrant career with the world’s
biggest businesses, or achieve outstanding academic success.


Banking and finance in a nutshell

Banking and finance is an integral part of business. It combines rigorous research with a practical mathematical foundation. By studying banking and finance, you become part of a fascinating field, that’s always changing, and can profoundly impact the way we live.

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Be a part of major decisions in business, from policies and purchasing, to mergers and acquisitions.

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Establish great relationships with shareholders, making sure they benefit from your financial decisions.

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Be part of an exciting time in banking and finance - new technologies and borderless business means the possibilities are endless.

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Experience the buzz of trading and the pace of change - the world of banking and finance doesn’t sleep.

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Reap the rewards - you could be part of a well regarded financial institution, earning well, and achieving great benefits.

Routes into banking and finance

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CAIA® (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst)

For professionals in the alternative investment field, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) designation will distinguish you as an expert within your industry.

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CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst)

The CFA Program (Chartered Financial Analyst®) is the professional qualification administered and awarded by the CFA Institute, based in the United States, recognized globally.

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CISI Capital Markets Programme

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) Certificates are designed to satisfy the FCA requirements for individuals seeking approved person status.

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FRM® (Financial Risk Manager)

The Financial Risk Manager® (FRM®) examination is administered by the Global Association of Risk Professionals™ (GARP®).

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IOC (Investment Operations Certificate)

The Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) is a benchmark qualification for administration and operations staff.

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IMC (Investment Management Certificate)

The Investment Management Certificate (IMC) is an FCA approved threshold competency examination administered by CFA Society of the UK.

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Just some of the many professions you can do with either CAIA, CFA, CISI or FRM


Investment Management

Make investments on behalf of clients to make them money and secure their future.

Qualification needed: CAIA - CISI - FRM


Financial Analyst

Advise organisations to make wise business choices based on market trends, their financial status and predicted outcomes on deals.

Qualification needed: CFA - FRM



Buy and sell stocks and other securities for your clients, through a stock exchange or over the counter. Advise clients on the best times to buy and sell, and find them the best prices possible.

Qualification needed: CAIA - CISI - FRM

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