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The Banking & Finance Department provides contemporary knowledge and professional skills that will enable students to succeed in a variety of jobs in banking sector as well as in other financial institutions. Through various courses of banking and finance delivered both at domestic and international levels, students will acquire all the necessary concepts, principles and skills which should allow them not only to obtain positions in local financial markets and institutions but also in international ones. The graduates of this programme may also continue their academic studies by proceeding with a master’s degree in Banking and Finance or in a related field of study.

The courses of the programme aim to establish a firm knowledge in business and banking & finance; educate students with a good command in written and oral English and build strong communication skills much necessary in the local and global financial world. The programme’s duration is eight semesters and during this period each student is expected to fullfil a thirty calendar day internship at a financial organization approved by the Faculty so as to be able to acquire some limited practical knowledge in his/her chosen area of interest.

The four-year BSc programme in Banking and Finance is a structurally well-balanced programme requiring the completion of forty four courses equivalent to 132 credit hours. In the first two years of the programme, students are equipped with a strong foundation in the fundamental concepts of business management, business law, computer applications, accounting, economics and statistics. Upon this foundation, the students of banking and finance department continue to build a more thorough knowledge in business finance, international finance, commercial bank management, international banking, more advanced accounting concepts and management information systems in their last two years of study. Students’ knowledge is also broadened with three departmental and four non-departmental elective courses all of which are encapsulated within the four-year programme.

Throughout their study, students can utilize computing facilities equipped with state-of -the-art personal computers, high-speed internet access and students can also reach university’s library sources (cybrary) as well as external electronic databases such as ABI Inform, EBSCO Business Source Complete, EBSCO Regional Business News and EBSCO Master File Premier much required in business research and project and thesis preparation.

 

The Banking and Finance Department Outcomes

 

1.      Develop critical and strategic thinking, improve analytic skills and techniques, and enhance effective decision-making

2.      Demonstrate ability for team-working, collaboration and leadership

3.      Understand social and legal issues both within local and global environments

4.      Acquire proficiency in English and utilize effective communication skills

5.      Gain IT skills which are conducive for research using various resources and databases

6.      Put knowledge acquired into practical experience through on-site internship(s) before graduation

7.      Gain ethical consciousness and behavior required by the finance discipline

8.      Possess the  knowledge and skills required in the management of commercial banks  and financial institutions  

9.      Analyze financial statements of the institutions mentioned above andevaluate  their performance with respect to profitability, liquidity, activity, risk and solvency

10.   Review and utilize interest rate concepts and theories, asset pricing and security valuation models as they apply to the financial decision-making processes in a managerial position in banking and finance

11.   Analyze credits and their terms and conditions as they pertain to evaluation of agricultural, commercial, consumer and real estate loan applications

12.  Analyze and select the types of securities that businesses acquire for their short and long term investment portfolios

13.  Analyze, evaluate and select investment projects in addition to making sound capital budget decisions

14.  Demonstrate the knowledge and managerial skills required in international banking and finance through use of hedging, speculation, swaps, futures, options, leasing, factoring and forfeiting

15.  Review and analyze various cases, scenarios or actual situations and make sound decisions in the sector






CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS
ECON101 Intro. to Economics I 3 0 3 0
COMP103 Computer Applications l 3 0 3 0
SOCY100 Sociology 3 0 3 0
MAT101 Business Mathematics I 3 0 3 0
EGL101 Development of Reading Skills 3 0 3 0
NH001 National History 0 0 0 0
Total 15 0


+-Course Descriptions

Now that the world is a global village, the main need of the market is those people who have the vision, understanding and information of how to survive and excel in this so called “village”. As the International Business Management Department, this is our mission to prepare our students to the demanding and continuously changing market conditions so that they can be important players in this environment.

Since modern enterprises - governmental, nonprofit, business - operate in a global environment, success is difficult for those who are unaware of events and cultures outside their own. The program`s goal is to equip students with the ability to work comfortably in more than one corner of the global marketplace.

 

International Business Management Program Outcomes

 

 

  1. Understand international business with an emphasis on cultural diversity, adaptation and maintanance integrity 
  2. Acquire knowledge on the impact of international economic, social, and political relationships of corporations
  3. Develop critical and strategic thinking, improve analytic skills and techniques and enhance effective decision-makingfor future business leaders
  4. Be able to formulate international business strategies
  5. Understand the workforce in multinational companies
  6. Understand the area of international trade, commercial policies, and  improve international competitiveness
  7. Obtaiın knowledge on the complex and interactive nature of participants, functions and business flows of international logistics and supply chain management
  8. Demonstrate ability in teamworking, collaboration and leadership
  9. Understand social and legal issues both within local and global environments
  10. Acquire proficiency in English and utilize effective communication skills, especially in Business English which is globally accepted
  11. Gain IT skills  which are conducive for research using various resources and databases
  12. Put knowledge acquired into practical experience through on-site internship(s) before graduation
  13. Gain ethical consciousness and behaviour required by the international business management discipline