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:

Requirements

Credit Hours

University Requirements

21-22

Faculty of Business and Economics Requirements

28-31

Major Requirements

57

Elective Courses

10-14

Total

120

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Major requirements (57 credit hours)

A. Compulsory courses: 51 credit hours which include the following courses:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

FINN2300

Principles of Financial Management 2

FINN1300,ACCT230

FINN233

Principles of Insurance

FINN2300

FINN234

Financial and Banking Legislations

FINN2300

FINN3300

Corporate Finance

FINN2300

FINN331

Corporate Financial Analysis

FINN2300

FINN333

Management of Commercial Bank

FINN2300

FINN3392

Financial Markets and Institutions

FINN2300

FINN3302

Financial Modeling

MATH2351,STAT2361,FINN3300

FINN4302

Behavioral Finance

FINN3300,STAT2361

FINN431

Investment Management

FINN3300

FINN432

International Financial Management

FINN3392

FINN438

Seminar in Finance and Banking

ECON235, 4th academic year level, Department’s Approval

BUSA230

Principles of Management

BUSA130

BUSA238

Introduction to Management Information Systems

COMP111,BUSA230

ACCT230

Financial Accounting 2

ACCT130

ACCT3331

Managerial Accounting for Finance students

ACCT230

ECON132

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON131

B. Elective courses: 6 credit hours chosen from Finance courses.