The underlying philosophy of the degree programme in Banking and Finance is to develop the mind, impact both theoretical and practical knowledge on individual to develop self confidence, be innovative and self reliant in the field of Banking and finance. It is hoped that on attainment of the B.Sc. degree in Banking and Finance the banking graduates will be recognized for exemptions from some aspects of bankers professional examinations.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The B.Sc. (Banking and Finance) degree programme aims at producing graduates who are able to assist in the solution of banking and finance problems that affect the society at large. Specifically, the objectives of the Department of Banking and Finance would be:
i) To train men and women who can contribute through research and publication towards the advancement of finance and finance related knowledge in Nigeria, Africa and the World.
ii) To equip the students with the analytical, human relations skills necessary to prepare them for management positions particularly in financial institutions.
iii) The programme focuses on clearly defined areas of specialization such as Business financial Management, Banking, Insurance and Public Sector Finance. A student in this discipline is therefore encouraged to develop research and professional interest in any of the areas highlighted above.
Direct Entry Requirements
a) In addition to the UME requirements of 4 credits, candidates for Direct Entry must at least possess a GCE A/L in Economics plus any other subjects.
b) At least a merit or its equivalent pass in Banking and Finance, Accounting, Business Management obtained from any recognized University or Tertiary Institution.
c) Candidates that have passed the Intermediate Examination of chattered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) may be considered for Direct Entry, provided such candidates in addition possess the relevant UME requirement.
UME Entry Requirements
a) Candidates for admission into the four year degree programme in Banking and Finance in the Department of Economics should posses a senior secondary school certificate or General Certificate of Education or their equivalents with at least five credit passes which include English Language, Economics and Mathematics (obtained at not more than two sittings).
In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in the following UME Subjects; English Language, Mathematics, Economics plus any other subjects.