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BSc (Hons) in Finance


The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Finance is targeted at those wishing to enter the financial sector, commercial banking sector, investment sector, corporate finance, insurance sector, investment banking, multinational companies, public sector companies, accounting firms, financial analyst, financial planner, financial consultant, venture capital professionals, etc. The programme develops understanding of finance with accounting practices, commerce and industry. Opportunities are widely available. Completing the degree programme in finance is just the beginning. They can measure which industry sectors have greatest need for new professionals. The finance sector is multifaceted, offering various positions catering to different skills and interest. The key to individual success is to research, locate and land the financial job that has the greatest compatibility with your skills and interests. Various career positions available in the market may be Senior Finance Officer, Chief Finance Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Finance Manager, Insurance Broker, Insurance Agent, Treasurer, Stock Brokers, Head, Cashier, Senior Teller, Senior level managerial position, Finance Consultant, Mutual Fund Agent, different roles in real estate sector, Chief Loan Officer, etc.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core Modules

A5-FFI-14   

Fundamentals Of Finance

20

C5-ICO-11   

Introduction to Computers

20

A5-PA1-14   

Principles Of Accounting - 1

20

A5-FMT-15   

Financial Markets

20

B5-LAB-13   

Legal Aspects of Business

20

D5-CSS-14   

Communication and Study Skills

20

A6-FFM-15   

Fundamentals of Financial Management

20

A6-PA2-17   

Principles of Accounting - II

10

A6-FEC-15   

Financial Economics

20

A6-CAF-17   

Computerised Accounting

10

A6-PEA-13   

Principles of Ethics and Assurance

20

A6-POT-13   

Principles of Taxation

20

A6-STF-15   

Statistics for Finance

20

A7-CFM-15   

Corporate Financial Management

20

A7-RMI-15   

Principles of Risk Management and Insurance

20

A7-SPM-15   

Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

20

A7-INM-15   

Investment Management

20

A7-FIA-15   

Fixed Income Analysis

20

A7-PRF-17   

Professional Practice in Finance

60

A8-IFM-15   

International Financial Management

20

A8-BOS-15   

Banking Operations and Services

20

B8-ENT-13   

Essentials of Entrepreneurship

20

A8-FPR-17   

Finance Project

40

Elective Modules

Select any one from the following:

A8-CGO-15

Corporate Governance

20

 A8-PRF-15

Project Finance

20

 A8-IMS-15

Introduction to Management Science

20

Select any one from the following:

A7-VCF-15

Venture Capital financing

20

A7-CFR-15

Corporate Financial Reporting

20

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

Year

Semester

Module code

Module name

Credits

1

1st Semester

A5-FFI-14   

Fundamentals Of Finance

20

C5-ICO-11   

Introduction to Computers

20

A5-PA1-14   

Principles Of Accounting - 1

20

2nd Semester

A5-FMT-15   

Financial Markets

20

B5-LAB-13   

Legal Aspects of Business

20

D5-CSS-14   

Communication and Study Skills

20

2

3rd Semester

A6-FFM-15   

Fundamentals of Financial Management

20

A6-PA2-17   

Principles of Accounting - II

10

A6-FEC-15   

Financial Economics

20

A6-CAF-17   

Computerised Accounting

10

4th Semester

A6-PEA-13   

Principles of Ethics and Assurance

20

A6-POT-13   

Principles of Taxation

20

A6-STF-15   

Statistics for Finance

20

3

5th Semester

A7-CFM-15   

Corporate Financial Management

20

A7-RMI-15   

Principles of Risk Management and Insurance

20

A7-SPM-15   

Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

20

6th Semester

A7-INM-15   

Investment Management

20

A7-FIA-15   

Fixed Income Analysis

20

Select any one from the following:

A7-VCF-15

Venture Capital financing

20

A7-CFR-15

Corporate Financial Reporting

20

7th Semester

A7-PRF-17   

Professional Practice in Finance

60

4

8th Semester

A8-IFM-15   

International Financial Management

20

A8-BOS-15   

Banking Operations and Services

20

Select any one from the following:

A8-CGO-15

Corporate Governance

20

 A8-PRF-15

Project Finance

20

 A8-IMS-15

Introduction to Management Science

20

9th Semester

B8-ENT-13   

Essentials of Entrepreneurship

20

A8-FPR-17   

Finance Project

40

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is NSSC, BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. NSSC, BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five NSSC, BGCSE, LGCSE or equivalent subjects including English and Mathematics with a minimum of a C in Mathematics.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

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