• Overview
  • Modules
  • Career path
  • Entry requirements

Bachelor of Banking and Finance

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.

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
Second Year
  • Monetary and Financial Systems
  • Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting
  • International Trade and Finance
  • International Finance Theory and Practice
  • Business Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Corporate  and Merchant Banking
Third Year
  • Legal Aspects of Finance Banking
  • Research  Project/ Thesis
  • Regulatory Framework of Financial Institutions
  • Operations Management
  • Auditing 1
  • Business Decision Making
  • Quality and Systems Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Change
  • Auditing 2

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).

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