B.Sc. Business Administration (Banking and Finance option)
The Banking and Finance programme is designed to establish an intimate and productive linkage between the academic institution and the industry – the banks, non – bank financial institutions, insurance companies, government ministries, etc. Like other academic programmes, the undergraduate students of Kessben University College are required to undertake an industrial attachment for a minimum period of six months in these employment environments to be completed within three long vocations. This affords the students a rare opportunity to blend their financial management theory with practice. Kessben University College takes active involvement in this programme. Students are required to be supervised during the attachment and will write and submit a report on his/her attachment during the first semester of his/her third year. However, students shall be encouraged to continue to have series of such attachments before and after the period of the Supervised Industrial Attachment.
Students will be exposed to areas such as Law Relating to Banking, Cost and Management Accounting I, Banking Operations and Ethics, Monetary theory and the Financial System, Financial Statement Analysis, Cost and Management Accounting II, Public Finance, Microfinance, International Trade Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, Treasury Management, Risk Management in Financial Institutions, Introduction to Econometrics, Corporate Finance, E-Banking, Retail Lending, Portfolio and Security Analysis, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Aims and Objectives of the Programme
i. To produce graduates with the entrepreneurial spirit in the field of business management with electives that focus on banking and finance, international business development, entrepreneurship, project management and management information systems;
ii. To produce graduates with the requisite knowledge and skills to fit into work places that require their expertise in banking and finance, manufacturing, commerce, teaching and research;
iii. To produce graduates with the requisite entrepreneurial and business management skills;
iv. To train graduates capable of offering technical expertise in corporate development, corporate re-structuring, financing, data processing and documentation, business research, quantitative analysis and decision making at the operational level;
v. To develop income generating activities in the form of outreach academic programmes such as short training courses and workshops;
vi. To provide consultancy services to industry, commerce and education.