The financial services industry represents a merging of traditional banking, insurance, finance and accountancy businesses, with a focus on products such as banking services, wealth management, and insurance/risk management from individual consumers through to major corporations.

BANKING AND MONEY MARKETS MANAGEMENT

Due to the economic crises emerged in the finance sector, including banks, many countries started to struggle with economic distress. Economic crisis emerged in any financial market depending upon globalization affects adversely the other markets. Therefore, an active financial management is not only essential for enterprises but also for countries and global economy. The purpose of the course is to produce innovative, entrepreneur, analytical thinker, interrogator and contemplator graduates and help students to become qualified employees in the emerging banking industry and finance sectors. At the beginning of the 21st century, the biggest banks in the industrial world have become complex financial organizations that offer a wide variety of services to international markets and control billions of dollars in cash and assets. Supported by the latest technology, banks are working to identify new business niches, to develop customized services, to implement innovative strategies and to capture new market opportunities. With further globalization, consolidation, deregulation and diversification of the financial industry, the banking sector will become even more complex.

MODE OF STUDY

  • The study mode will be both full and part time with lectures, practical and seminars taking place from morning, afternoon, evening and weekends.
  • The mode of study will be class face to face lectures, while the core of the lectures will hold in the laboratory where the practical of each lecture will be delivered and experimentation carried out.
  • Periodic seminars and external lecture series from industry professionals and foreign academics

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

The academic regulation of the school will be found in the students and academic manuals, which regulates the academic activities and students performances in the programme and the school.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF DEGREE

Candidates must satisfy the general regulations of the university. In addition, all compulsory courses and requisite number of electives must be taken and passed before a candidate could be qualified for the award of the degree.

CORE COURSES

  • Practice of Banking
  • Financial Risk Management 1
  • Financial Statement Analysis 11
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Analysis
  • International Finance
  • Practice of Banking 11
  • Marketing of Financial Services
  • Bank Lending and Loan Administration
  • Risk Management in Banking
  • Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis
  • International Monetary System and Financial System
  • Financial Crime and Money Laundering
  • Complaint Handling
  • Introduction to Business Banking
  • Professional Bankers
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Microfinance Banking
  • Investment banking
  • Bank assure

The specific admission requirements are as follows

 (Prelim)

A minimum of five (5) credits in not more than two (2) sittings, in English Language, Mathematics, and any other three relevant subjects to the programme in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) or its approved equivalent.

Direct Entry (D.E.)

  1. Candidates who fulfill the Prelimnary admission requirements in above and who have obtained General Certificate of Education (GCE), Advanced Level; Higher School Certificate (HSC)/Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) or other approved equivalent in two relevant subjects to a particular programme, at a sitting, may be admitted into the year two
  2. A minimum qualification of a diploma in banking & finance, accounting and other management related qualifications from the school or other recognized institutions across the country.
  3. Full or Intermediate Professional examinations Pass in accounting and banking & finance with local and recognized international professional examination bodies
  4. Foreign qualification will be assessed on their merits and credits by the Board
  5. A good command of English language. Presently, all teachings will be in English, a good knowledge of this language is essential
  6. A pass in the entry examination, which forms the crust of the selection to the programme
  7. Also, minimum class population admission will also form part of other secondary selection criteria
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