• Overview
  • Modules
  • Career path
  • Entry requirements

Diploma in Banking and Finance

The Diploma Banking and Finance Program is a Two-year (2) full time programme that focuses on developing understanding of Banking and Finance Environment both locally and globally, which prepares students for a career in Finance, Banking sector and Accountancy. It aims to provide sound knowledge to handle the operational and financial aspects in banking and finance.

The course will equip you with comprehensive knowledge and skills to enable preparation and analysis of the financial statements of the banks/companies; give insight into the concepts of cost accounting and management accounting; provide understanding of marketing concepts and activities related to the banking industry; and understand banking sector specific regulatory requirements.

This program is mainly targeting secondary school leavers and certificate level holders, who seek either a higher level qualification in order the enhance their employment prospects, or who need a strong foundation qualification in banking and finance studies to prepare them for University studies in business and management programmes.

Year One
  • Principles of Banking and Finance
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Communication
  • Microeconomics
  • Management information systems
  • Business law
  • Macroeconomics
  • Fundamentals of Banking Law
  • International Finance Theory and Practice
  • Managerial Accounting
Year Two
  • Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting
  • Money and Banking
  • Advanced Management and Organization
  • Monetary and Financial Systems
  • Financial Institutions Regulations
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Research project/ Dissertation

Students who undertake this program will have relatively wider Banking and Financial Services employment opportunities, ranging from customer service banking and sales positions, financial advisers and analyst positions. Typically, the graduates can work in commercial banks, microfinance and other non-bank financial institutions such as savings and loan establishments and credit unions. Moreover, Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) also require financial services professionals to manage their portfolios and statements and also to audit and regulate.

The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.

The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 credits obtained at the same sitting.