Bachelor of Banking and Finance

3 Year Programme
This program aims to provide comprehensive instruction and training in modern financial services, suitable for a wide range of students in key areas of banking and finance management and related  disciplines. It prepares students to think critically and find new ways to improve the industry. Students learn to communicate effectively on all levels and acquire leadership skills in the banking industry to become an initiator of change by making complex and difficult decisions using modern finance, marketing and management analysis methods.
Graduates will gain:

  • Knowledge of the nature and structure of the modern business organisation, the nature of enterprise; the role of profit and the critical managerial functions that contribute to the total operation of a business.
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the planning and development of an organisation’s human resources (HR); and how they contribute to organisational objectives and requirements. 
  • Understanding to enable them to discuss the major decisions areas and the important concepts used in financial accounting and management.
  • The ability to internalise the principal concepts, frameworks and techniques of strategic management as a backbone for generating options for strategic business judgment.
  • Sufficient capacity to satisfy strategic planning needs of enterprises to achieve their marketing objectives.
  • Understanding of micro and macro-economic principles and theories and apply them to solve complex real life situations.
  • Knowledge and understanding to carry out and act upon self-appraisal and reflective thinking, in the areas of creativity, teamwork, leadership and problem solving in a business setting. 
  • A foundation of professionally-specific skills and knowledge, on which to base the process of continuous professional development.

Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

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First Year
Communication Skills
Business Administration
Financial Accounting
Information Systems
Microeconomics
Case Study Workshop I
Marketing
Banking Operations, Lending and International Business
Financial Management
Macroeconomics/Business Environment
Managerial Accounting
Case Study Workshop II

Second Year

Monetary and Financial Systems
Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting
International Trade and Finance
International Finance Theory and Practice
Business Finance
Case Study Workshop III
Corporate Finance
Public Finance
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Research Methodology
Corporate and Merchant Banking
Research Workshop I

Third Year

Legal Aspects of Banking and Finance
Auditing
Research Project/ Thesis
Regulatory Framework of Financial Institutions
Operations Management
Research Workshop II
Business Decision Making
Quality and Systems Management
Strategic Management
Managing Change
Auditing
Case Study Workshop

Graduation from the Bachelor of Banking and Finance program opens up opportunities for a wide range of career options, as well as further study at Master’s degree level. Career positions to consider include: Financial Planner, Investment Banker, Bank Manager, Bank Teller, Credit Manager, Credit Counsellor, Portfolio Manager, Investment Counsellor, Stock Broker, Claim Representative, Bursar, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Internal Auditor, Credit Analyst, Educator.

Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting, one of which must be in either Economics or Mathematics, and a credit in Mathematics at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE).
or
Uganda Diploma in Business Studies (UDBS) or Ordinary Diploma in Business Studies(ODBS) or HFM Diploma from a recognised Institution or at least level one of  Certified Public Accountant(CPA), Association of Certified Chartered Accountants(ACCA), or CIMA