BSC Syllabus - Banking & Finance

Course Summary

The Bachelor of Science in Banking & Finance program is designed for the working professional employed by banks, non-banking business or public organization. The program of study is designed to enable graduates to deal effectively with an increasingly complex banking and other non-banking business environment, emphasizing the professional and personal skills needed for effectively meeting organization needs. It will enable students develop specialist knowledge to pursue a management career in banks or other financial institutions.

Course Modules

  • 30 credits - Monetary Policy
  • 30 credits - Strategic Management
  • 30 credits - Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • 30 credits - Advanced Finance
  • 30 credits - International Finance
  • 30 credits - Financial Risk Management in Banking
Course CodeNameCourse Description
BF4013Monetary PolicyThis course builds on the main macroeconomic models studied at Level 2 with a particular emphasis on the role of monetary policy, and its effectiveness or otherwise, in those models. The first part of the course will consider some of the building blocks of a monetary macroeconomic model such as the demand for money, supply of money and the term structure of interest rates. The latter part of the course will concentrate on policy issues relevant to the conduct of modern monetary policy such as credibility, the transmission mechanism, the welfare costs of inflation and inflation targeting.
ACT4040Advanced FinanceThe course will cover current developments in the Finance and Investments area and will provide a framework and structure of various financial problems. Topics covered include Modern Portfolio Theory, Asset Pricing Theories, Derivatives, Market Efficiency, Fund management, Fixed Income Securities; and Global Investment.
ACT4050Advanced Management AccountingThe course will cover in depth cost management, management control and performance measurement, transfer pricing and strategic management accounting. It will also examine the use of management accounting in different organisational contexts, including service industries and the public sector. The relevance of organisational context will be explored and case studies will be used to highlight contextual issues.
BA4040Strategic ManagementStrategic management is concerned with the processes by which management plans and co-ordinates the use of business resources with the general objective of securing or maintaining competitive advantage. This course provides the student with a general insight into the historical development of management practices and international business policy. In particular this course reviews the developments and literature on corporate strategy and critically reviews the possibilities and limitations of management action in highly contested international markets.
BF4065International FinanceThis course aims to provide students with knowledge of the international monetary system and skills of managing financial assets in a global environment. The first half of the module introduces theories of exchange rate, balance of payments and macroeconomic policies in an open economy. The second half of the module talks about the application of financial instruments and techniques in managing the financial assets and risks. Students have the opportunity to study the operations of the world capital markets and participate in the discussions of various contemporary international financial issues and policies.
BF4067 Financial Risk Management in BankingThis course allow students to develop an understanding of the process of financial risk management in banking; financial products and derivatives; various bank risks and their management; financial crisis and securitization; risk regulations and the effect of accounting standards. This module provides students the opportunity to develop risk modelling skills, analytical and numerical skills in banking risk management practice.

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