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Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Banking and Finance

The Department of Accounting and Finance offers a four-year undergraduate degree programme; Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Banking and Finance (HBAF). In this programme theoretical, applied and experiential aspects of Banking and Finance are addressed. The programme offered by Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University is relevant in the era of globalization, where banking and finance are key factors in economic development. The programme aims at producing bankers and finance professionals who are best equipped to face economic and financial crises across the globe. The programme is underpinned on developing ethically upright professionals who will uphold professional ethos and values.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

NORMAL ENTRY

  • 5 'O' Level subjects including English language and Mathematics with grade “C” or better. 
  • 2 ‘A’ level passes or their equivalents from any of the following subjects: Accounting, Mathematics; Economics; Management of Business/ Business studies; Geography; Computing; or any approved subjects


SPECIAL ENTRY

  • A Higher National Diploma or National Diploma in any of the following or their equivalents: Business Studies, Diploma in Banking and/or Finance, Diploma in Administration and Commerce, Education (Majoring in Commerce) and Any approved Commercial Diploma
  • Candidates admitted under National Diploma above will normally be exempted from Part 1 on course –by-course basis upon application.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the Higher National Diploma in Banking and/or Finance or a business related studies or have obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for direct entry into Part II of the degree programme.
  • General provisions for a four year degree programme apply except for special entry students who can complete the program in three years.
  • Work related learning and assessment can run concurrently with Part II studies for candidates who are continuously employed in the relevant field for a period of not less than 10 months.
  • No candidate may complete the degree in less than three academic parts.


MATURE ENTRY

  • 25 years and above with 5 O’ level passes including English Language and Mathematics graded ‘C’ or better.


CAREER PROSPECTS

Holders of the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Banking and Finance offered at Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University can pursue any of the following careers:

  • Investment Banker
  • Loan Officer
  • Financial Consultant
  • Bank managers
  • Finance manager
  • Corporate banker
  • Account Relationship manager
  • Risk officer/manager
  • Financial analysts
  • Personal financial advisors
  • Treasurers/ Treasury Managers
  • Stock broker or dealer


PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The programme will normally be offered over a duration of four academic years/levels. No candidate shall complete the degree in less than two academic years/levels. Students should complete the programme within a maximum period of eight (8) academic years/levels, otherwise the student will be timed out of the programme of study.


LEVEL 1 SEMESTER 1

CAC108          Commercial Law

CAC103          Accounting Concepts and Principles

CBM101         Business Ethics

CEC101          Principles of Economics

CMA101         Principles of Marketing

UWC100         Introduction to Computers

UWC140         Communication Skills


LEVEL 1 SEMESTER 2

CBF101           Money and Banking

CAC106          Introduction to Financial Reporting

CAC107          Introduction to Cost & Management Accounting

CBM102         Principles of Management

CBM103         Quantitative Analysis for Business

CMA103         Business Communication

CBF102           Banking theory and practice


LEVEL 2 SEMESTER 1

CBF201           Financial Regulation and Supervision

CBF202           Financial Mathematics

CBF203           Corporate and Investment Banking

CBF204           Credit Risk Management

CBF205           Treasury Management

CBM201          Business Information Systems


LEVEL 2 SEMESTER 2

CBM202          Business Research Methods

CBF206           Corporate Finance I

CBF207           Management of Financial Institutions

CBF208           Financial Modelling and optimisation

CBF209           Money market operations

CEN201           Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice


LEVEL 3 SEMESTERS 1 & 2

CBF301        Work-Related Learning


LEVEL 4 SEMESTER 1

CBF401           Development Finance

CBM401          Strategic Management

CBF402           Corporate Finance II

CEC411           Monetary Economics

CMA410          Marketing of Financial Services

CBF403           Investment Analysis & Portfolio management


LEVEL 4 SEMESTER 2

CBF404           E-banking and Risk Management

CBF405           Capital Markets and Financial Institutions

CBF406           Financial Innovation in Emerging Markets

CBF407           Advanced Corporate Finance

CBF410           Research Project

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