In a globalised marketplace where economies are interconnected by high volume financial flows, a degree in Economics and Finance is one of the most exciting undergraduate degrees you can pursue. The multidisciplinary approach of the course combines a deep understanding of the concepts, theories and investigation methods of finance, in the context of larger economic models. Consider these questions:
Why did the US financial crisis of 2008 bankrupt a country like Iceland, on another continent?
Why is an Internet company like Facebook worth so much more than a global giant like Coca Cola?
Despite the consistently high rate of growth in India, why is the rupee depreciating against the dollar?
How do stock market trends act as an indicator of the health of an economy?
If these questions pique your curiosity, knowledge of economics and finance holds the answers you seek. The BSc Economics and Finance programme will train you to successfully apply the tools and analytical frameworks of financial economics, to develop a thorough understanding of the global economy and explore solutions to real-life problems of economics and finance.
Why Study Economics and Finance at ISBF?
ISBF is one of the select few Affiliate Centres of the University of London International Programmes worldwide.
London School of Economics (LSE) is responsible for the academic direction of the programme. The faculty at LSE formulates the syllabus, develops the study material, sets examination papers and marks the scripts of ISBF students.
LSE is currently ranked 6th and 5th in the world for Economics and Finance, respectively (QS Rankings 2019).
Distinguished faculty from LSE, Cambridge, IIT, Delhi School of Economics and JNU.
Proven track record of students transferring into the second year of the BSc Economics programme at LSE.
ISBF students consistently go on to pursue Masters degrees at prestigious institutions globally such as LSE, Oxford, Harvard, IIM and ISB Hyderabad.
Ideal base for the prestigious 1-year MSc in Economics and Finance, which is a great platform for starting a career in the financial services industry
Are you ideal for the BSc Economics & Finance programme?
You are, if:
You have a knack for analysing intricate cause-and-effect relationships and are capable of intuitive reasoning.
You are always interested in knowing the “why” behind every global event related to finance.
You are extremely comfortable with Mathematics, and are intrigued by the possibility of using numbers to solve real-world issues.
Both economics and finance are subject areas you are excited to learn about
You aspire to pursue a career in investment banking, management consultancy or asset management.
The course covers core concepts across the disciplines of economics and finance. In the first year, students are introduced to the fundamental tools of economics, finance, mathematics and statistics. They graduate to using advanced quantitative techniques for theoretical investigation in the second year. In the final year, they explore applied fields such as quantitative finance, investment management and monetary economics, as well as train in advanced mathematical tools to aid any further studies they may undertake.
Note: The programme structure and curriculum are subject to change as per University of London regulations.
Transfers to London School of Economics or any other college/university in the world
Students can take a second‐year transfer to LSE or any other leading international university. ISBF students have transferred to:
MBA and Masters degree options at top universities globally
London School of An internationally recognised degree from the University of London prepares you to pursue Master’s programmes in disciplines such as economics, econometrics, finance, public policy, political economy, international relations/affairs, and management (MBA) from top universities across the world. ISBF students have gone on to pursue Masters programmes at
In India, our students have secured admission to
International Work Placements
Students can pursue one‐ year, full‐time, fully paid international work placements at prestigious investment banks in London and New York through our association with the Mountbatten Institute. ISBF students have secured One‐year full‐time internships with top investment banks such as
In 2015, ISBF students have been awarded eight of the 26 scholarships awarded by the Mountbatten Institute globally.
Exciting career opportunities across industries in India and abroad
An undergraduate degree in Economics & Finance makes you the first choice for employers across sectors such as investment banking, consulting, marketing, financial and economics research, policy‐ making and non‐governmental organisations (NGOs). ISBF students have been placed in organisations of national and international repute.