Finance and Banking

The mission of the Bachelor degree in Finance and Banking is to provide students with education benchmarking excellence and highest standards in the areas of financial management, banking and insurance, and graduate finance professionals who can compete locally and internationally.

  • Provide students with finance theories necessary to achieve high levels of knowledge in financial management, banking and insurance.
  • Produce graduates with analytical skills and problem solving abilities required to succeed in graduate schools and the finance industry.
  • Integrate applied learning to improve students’ expertise and abilities required for making sound financial decisions.
  • Reinforce ethical values, responsibility, as well as personal and academic integrity.
  • Define finance concepts and theories.
  • Describe the operations of financial markets and institutions.
  • Explain the legal financial environment.
  • Understand quantitative techniques applicable for finance.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data to make financial decisions and recommend solutions.
  • Visualize the interaction between the four disciplines of management science.
  • Demonstrate critical evaluation of financial issues.
  • Assess the suitability of methods used to investigate financial issues.
  • Apply quantitative techniques to make financial decisions.
  • Build financial models needed to measure and manage risk.
  • Evaluate business performance through analyzing financial data.
  • Use statistical software to analyze and model data.
  • Engage effectively in team work.
  • Prepare written reports and communicate the results to relevant audience.
  • Retrieve relevant primary and secondary information and process them via spreadsheets.
  • Adhere to the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior.
  • Financial analyst: assesses the business organization’s financial status, evaluates risks and makes recommendations.
  • Financial manager: manages the business organization’s financial health and develops long-term financial goals and strategies.
  • Loan officer: evaluates loan applications that involve risk-return assessment.
  • Broker:  executes the clients’ orders to purchase or sell specific financial securities.
  • Fund administrator/ manager:  manages investment portfolios.
  • Insurance underwriter: decides whether to grant a policy to a potential client.
  • Insurance claims manager: deals with the claimant when claim is made on a policy and assesses its validity.

Advisory plan

Student must successfully complete 120 credit hours distributed as follows

Type of Requirement

Credit Hours

University requirements

21

Faculty of Business and Economics requirements

29-32

Major requirements

57

Elective courses

10-13

Total

120

Major in Finance and Banking Requirements: 57 credit hours

A. Core courses: 33 credit hours which include the following courses

Course Number

Pre-requisite

FINN230 | PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

FINN 130,ACCT 230

FINN233 | PRINCIPLES OF INSURANCE

FINN 230

FINN234 | FINANCIAL AND BANKING LEGISLATIONS

FINN 230

FINN238 | MATHEMATICS FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

MATH 2351, STAT 2361

FINN330 | INTERMEDIATE MANAGERIAL FINANCE

FINN 230

FINN333 | MANAGEMENT OF COMMERCIAL BANKS

FINN 230

FINN3391 | MONEY AND CAPITAL MARKETS

FINN 330

BUSA230 | PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

BUSA 130

ACCT230 | FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 2

ACCT 130

ACCT332 | PRINCIPLES OF TAXATION

ACCT 230

ECON132 | PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

ECON 131

B. Elective courses: 24 credit hours distributed according to the chosen concentration as follows:

  • Must complete all courses in one of the following blocks as follows: (15 credit hours)

Credit hours

Course number

Prerequisite

Financial management concentration

FINN331 | CORPORATE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

Finn 330

FINN4301 | ADVANCED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Finn 238, Finn 330

FINN431 | INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Finn 238, Finn 3391

FINN432 | INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Finn 238, Finn 3391

FINN4381 | SMEINAR IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

ECON 235, Finn 4301, Finn 431

Banking concentration

FINN3331 | RISK MANAGEMENT IN BANKS

Finn 238, Finn 330, Finn 333

FINN334 | MANAGEMENT OF ISLAMIC BANKS

Finn 333

FINN4331 | INTERNATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT IN BANKS

Finn 3391, Finn 3331

FINN435 | BANKING STRATEGIES

Finn 4331

FINN4382 | SEMINAR IN BANKING

ECON 235, Finn 4331

Insurance concentration

FINN3336 | RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE TYPES

Finn 238, Finn233

FINN3337 | RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURER OPERATIONS

Finn 3336

FINN4320 | INSURANCE AND INTERNATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Finn 3337, Finn 3391

FINN4322 | RISK MANAGEMENT AND ISLAMIC INSURANCE

Finn 3337

FINN4383 | SEMINAR IN INSURANCE

ECON 235, Finn 4320

  • Must complete 9 credit hours from one the following blocks according to the chosen concentration

Credit hours

Course numbers

Pre-requisite

Financial management concentration

ECON338 | MONEY AND BANKING

ECON 132

FINN232 | REAL ESTATE FINANCING

FINN 230

FINN3301 | ISLAMIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

FINN 330

FINN338 | PERSONAL FINANCING

FINN 230

FINN434 | DERIVATIVES AND FUTURE MARKETS

FINN 238, FINN3391

FINN4340 | MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

FINN 4301

FINN436 | PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

FINN 431

Banking concentration

ECON338 | MONEY AND BANKING

ECON 132

FINN232 | REAL ESTATE FINANCING

FINN 230

FINN331 | CORPORATE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

FINN 330

FINN332 | MANAGEMENT OF NON-BANKING INSTITUTIONS

FINN 230

FINN335 | MARKETING OF FINANCIAL AND BANKING SERVICES

FINN 230, MKET 130

FINN336 | CREDIT ANALYSIS

FINN 238, FINN 333

FINN338 | PERSONAL FINANCING

FINN 230

FINN434 | DERIVATIVES AND FUTURE MARKETS

FINN 238, FINN 3391

FINN4340 | MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

FINN 4301

Insurance concentration

ECON338 | MONEY AND BANKING

ECON 132

FINN232 | REAL ESTATE FINANCING

FINN 230

FINN3301 | ISLAMIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

FINN 330

FINN331 | CORPORATE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

FINN 330

FINN332 | MANAGEMENT OF NON-BANKING INSTITUTIONS

FINN 230

FINN338 | PERSONAL FINANCING

FINN 230

FINN434 | DERIVATIVES AND FUTURE MARKETS

FINN 238, FINN 3391

FINN4340 | MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

FINN 4301

FINN4360 | RISK MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PROGRAM

FINN 4320