Banking (3 Years, B.Sc.)

NICOSIA/LIMASSOL

Course Structure

  1. Diploma in Marketing Management (DMM)
  2. Advanced Diploma in Banking (ADBM)
  3. Bachelor in Banking (BBM)
  • Successful completion of Diploma in Marketing Management (DMM) is a PREREQUISITE for registering to this two-year B.Sc. Degree program.
  • Upon successful completion of Year 2, the interim Advanced Diploma in Banking (ADBM) is awarded.
  • Upon successful completion of Year 3, the B.Sc. Degree is awarded.

Year 1 (DMM - Prerequisite)

This course provides students with a good knowledge and a sound grasp of the basic concepts of marketing and their application in real life. Marketing Management is designed to serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will improve their ability to develop effective marketing strategies and assess market opportunities, as well as design strategy implementation programs.
This module helps students to develop an understanding and awareness of the environment in which a business operates, particularly from the economic perspective. Students also will develop a range of skills to diagnose and solve problems. Additional this course will provide an overview of how economic factors affect internally and externally an organization.
This course ensures that, in the first year, students have a sufficient knowledge of company administration to think of Marketing as a cross-functional operation, a matter of company-wide involvement, rather than merely requiring expertise in specific marketing techniques. A knowledge of the functional parts of business administration in this course is to be treated as a fore-runner to the acquisition of skills in managerial application.
This course sets a minimum standard of the acquisition of skills in recognizing and expressing data in numerical terms for the solution of marketing problems. Experience has shown that, since much business information and market intelligence takes a numerical form, only a few problems can be dealt with effectively without an adequate understanding of statistics and statistical method.
This course enables students to recognize when legal aspects are involved in their work and to know how to communicate, with and utilize the services of legal advisers. Specialist ability is not sought but main attention should be paid to the sections of Contract, Trade Practices, Sales of Goods and Agency.
The course aims at developing the student’s communicative skills, fluency and critical thought. It entails reading and listening comprehension practice tests, exploring texts and motivating students to take part in conversations and discussions of various lengths and levels.

Year 2

This course examines the basic workings of the financial system and monetary policy in developing countries. This course is designed to deepen students understanding of monetary theories and related policy issues. It allows students to gain an appreciation of the workings of the financial system and the ability to analyze monetary issues.
The focus of this course is on financial theory and empirical evidence for making investment decisions. Topics include: portfolio theory; equilibrium models of security prices (including the capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage pricing theory); the empirical behavior of security prices; market efficiency; performance evaluation; and behavioral finance.
This course provides an overview of essential skills for managing financial trading. It covers practical applications of trade finance including: political and economic risks; foreign exchange tactics and risks; credit and payment risks; optimal terms of payment; arranging financing; and setting the business’s overall financial plan.
Management Accounting is the process of identification, measurement, accumulation, analysis, preparation, interpretation, and communication of information that is used by management to plan, evaluate, and control within an entity and to assure appropriate use of an accountability for its resources. It will enable students to analyses and provide financial-related information to the management of an organization as well as to firms’ external parties (i.e. stakeholders).
This course provides adequate knowledge to students to gain a level that will enable them to perform adequately in a single functional area within marketing by gaining a deeper knowledge of different theories and marketing practices.
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of human resource management (HRM) functions within organizations, including an appreciation of the roles of both HRM specialists and line managers in designing and implementing effective HRM policies and practices. It aims to give the learner a solid foundation concerning a variety of HR aspects including management of personnel from the recruiting stage to retirement.

Year 3

The general objective of the course is to explain to students the credit policies of banks and how banks discharge their lending functions. At the end of this course, students will be able to understand. The techniques of good credit administration through factors necessary for loan appraisal.
This course focuses on latest institutional and management issues facing international banking in the turbulent operating environment. It examines the current international banking and financial condition as well as its evolution in the past along with banks’ global managerial and operational issues.
This course explains to students how to develop the necessary skills to become a better manager: It focuses on the executive stance, executive success patterns, executive success skills and executive responsibilities.
This course covers the following topics: Financial services environment, marketing planning, marketing strategies, marketing research, customer relations, market segmentation, product development, pricing, distribution and promotion. The main aim of the course is to familiarize students with the basic concepts of marketing financial services and provide a background information to students in order to make them to draw their own conclusions.
The objective of this course is to provide internal guidance in planning; organizing and supplying corporate information to the main stakeholders of the organization. Students will gain knowledge in related models such an income-statement, cash-flow; balance-sheet etc.
This course aims at training students in how to use technology, and particularly computers and computer networks as a means for storing and utilizing important data.

Course Objectives

The course aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge in banking and financial services. Due to globalisation and technological change, the banking sector has transformed tremendously in recent years. Therefore banking is becoming a rapidly changing and highly competitive sector in most modern economies globally. By obtaining a degree in Banking, students will be provided with the necessary means to tackle it and become successful in their careers.

 In the first year, we give students a general but solid introduction into the exciting world of Business Management. The idea is that, if students do not understand the basic principles of modern management, how could they understand the complicated area of banking? If, for example, they cannot interpret a statistical chart/graph, how can they appreciate the trends in the banking world? All subjects taught in the first year aim at aiding the student to shed light on the ‘grey’ areas in the rather demanding and competitive environment of the 21st Century.

 The second year introduces the student into the concept of banking. Quickly the student is faced with the problems of the industry while at the same time the endless opportunities for solutions. World banking and its developments are tackled and comparative studies of different countries are carried out. The course naturally embraces the Cypriot situation and analyses the developments of the last forty years. Simultaneously, the second year presents to the student the other basic functions of banking and general management in a far greater depth than the first year. Psychology and Sociology are covered in the subject of Behavioural Studies, while the financial structures of companies are investigated in the subject of Accounting.

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