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BSc Banking and Finance

About the Programme

Banking and financial services is a highly competitive and rapidly changing sector in every modern economy and this Banking and Finance course prepares you to tackle it head on.In recent years, forces such as globalisation, technological change, deregulation and international integration have fundamentally transformed the banking and financial services sector. Banks have responded to growing competitive pressure by diversifying into new activities.

Insurance companies and pension funds have also grown rapidly and non-bank institutions such as supermarkets and telecommunications firms now compete directly in financial services markets.


A degree in Banking and Finance offers you the opportunity to study the theory and practice of financial services and financial markets, and to analyse the broader role of the financial sector in the national and global economies.

Tuition Fees

Fees for fresh and top-up students (Ghanaian Students) is GH¢1,500.00
Fees for Fresh and top-up students (International Students) is US$1,250.00

 

Continuing Students

Fees for continuing students (Ghanaian Students) is GH¢1,327.00;

Fees for continuing students (International Students) is US$1,080.00

Cohort

There are two intakes in an academic year. They are;

  • September(mainstream) intake
  • January intake

Note: The January intake completes it 2nd semester in August (summer school) and merges with the mainstream in September.

Campuses and learning centres where programmes are available

This programme is available on all GTUC- Satellite campuses in Ghana. They are:

  • Accra(Greater Accra Region)
  • Kumasi(Ashanti Region)
  • Koforidua(Eastern Region)
  • Takoradi(Western Region) and
  • Ho(Volta Region)

Prospects

BSc. Banking and Finance prepares students to assume career paths in investment management, investment banking, trading (stock exchange), financial management, risk management and insurance, financial advisory, financial analysis, portfolio management, academics, wealth management, micro finance, finance administration, business development, budget analysis

2.1 WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Applicants must have credits in three (3) SSSCE/WASSCE Core Subjects (Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science) plus three (3) credits in other elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or 36 respectively.

2.2 “A” LEVEL APPLICANTS

Five (5) “O” Level Credits including Mathematics and English Language, plus two (2) passes at “A” Level in any subject.

2.3 MATURE APPLICANTS

Mature applicants applying for admission must satisfy the following entry requirements:

  • Attained a minimum age of twenty – five (25) years by 1st
  • Show proof of age with birth certification which is five (5) years old or any other proof.
  • Must pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination in Mathematics, English Language and General Paper/Aptitude Test.
  • Successful mature applicants would be placed at Level 100
  • Applicants are expected to pay a fee which will be specified by the University.

2.4 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAURETTE

Applicants must have Mathematics /Humanities / Arts background .They must obtain a distinction, credit or pass as decided by the jury. They should also be proficient in English.

This proficiency will be verified through

  • written exams,
  • verbal interview,
  • And certification from a recognized language institution.

ABCE CERTIFICATION

Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) holders should have credit passes in Mathematics and English Language plus three (3) optional subjects relevant to their programme of study

AMERICAN GRADE 12

Holders must have Mathematics/Humanities/Arts background. This must be evaluated with the actual results on transcript for the programme.

HND FROM HIGHER INSTITUTIONS

Holders of Higher National Diploma in Business related programmes from a recognized Polytechnic or Tertiary Institution with 1st Class, 2ndUpper or 2ndLower grades. They must also satisfy the basic entry requirement into University.

PROFESSIONAL APPLICANTS

Applicants with Stage 1 of ACCA, ICA, Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) should have credits in English language and Mathematics at GBCE or GCE ‘O’ Level. Such professionals will also need verification from the National Accreditation Board (NAB)

Offline Application Procedure

Application forms for admission could be obtained at the GTUC Information Centre, Tesano – Accra, the Kumasi Campus near Ahodwo roundabout, Koforidua Campus Charley Junction, Ho Learning Centre, Vodafone Regional Head Office, Takoradi Learning Centre, Vodafone Regional Office  and at our website www.gtuc.edu.gh here.

Applicants should please note that application submitted will not be processed until the cost of application form of GH¢150.00 is settled with banker’s draft from any bank.

Completed application forms with certified copies of Certificates / result slips should be submitted to the admissions offices before the closing date.

Online Application Procedure

  1. Purchase a voucher nationwide at Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) at GH150.00  through the SMART _  PAY platformVisit GTUC website: www.gtuc.edu.gh and click on online application
  2. Enter the Serial Number and Pin on the voucher
  3. Complete application form, scan and attach your passport sized photograph and relevant documents
  4. Print a copy of the completed form and submit to GTUC Admissions Office

You can also obtain a hard copy of the Application Form from our various campuses (Remember to attach your passport sized photograph)

NOTE: Applicants with statement of results from West African Examination Council (WAEC)  must add WAEC SCRATCH card(s) to their application form depending on the number of sittings

Course content

LEVEL 100 – FIRST SEMESTERSECOND SEMESTER
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT HOURSCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT HOURS
BUMG 171INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION3BUS 174LOGIC  AND CRITICAL THINKING3
BUS173INTRODUCTION TO MATHS3ENGL176COMMUNICATION SKILLS II2
PYSC 171INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY2BUMG 172PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT3
FREN 171FRENCH I2FREN172FRENCH II2
ENGL 171COMMUNICATION SKILL I2AFRS 172AFRICAN STUDIES2
BUAC 101INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES3BUMG 102INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION3
IT 133INTRODUCTION TO MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS3BUHR 102INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3
LEVEL 200 – FIRST SEMESTERSECOND SEMESTER
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT HOURSCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT HOURS
BUMG 203MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS3BUMG 202ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR3
BUMG 201BUSINESS LAW3BUMK 204E-COMMERCE3
BUAC 201FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING3BUFN 204BANKING OPERATIONS3
BUEC 203BUSINESS MATHS AND STATISTICS3BUMG 204INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
BUMK 201PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3BUFN 202INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS FINANCE3
BUBE 201MICROECONOMICS AND BUSINESS3BUBE 202MACROECONOMICS AND BUSINESS3
LEVEL 300 – FIRST SEMESTERSECOND SEMESTER
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT HOURSCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT HOURS
BUMG 303QUANTITATIVE METHODS3BUBF 352CORPORATE FINANCE3
BUMG 301RESEARCH METHODS3BUMG 204LAWS RELATING TO BANKING3
BUBF 353INSURANCE MANAGEMENT3BUBF 356MICROFINANCE AND RUAL BANKING3
BUFN 351FINANCIAL REPORTING PLANNING AND ANALYSIS3BUBF 358LAWS AND REGULATION OF FINANCIAL SYSTEMS3
BUBF 351FINANCIAL MARKETS3BUMK 350MARKETING OF FINANCIAL SERVICES3
BUAC 351COST ACCOUNTING3BUMG 302DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION3
LEVEL 400 –  FIRST SEMESTERSECOND SEMESTER
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT HOURSCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT HOURS
BUBF 453FINANCIAL MODELLING3BUFN 452CREDIT MANAGEMENT AND LENDING3
BUFN 452DERIVATIVES3BUAC 454INVESTMENT AND PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS3
BUBF 451INTERNATIONAL TRADE FINANCE3BUFN 454TREASURY MANAGEMENT3
BUBF 461PUBLIC FINANCE3BUMG 452STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT3
BUFN 455RISK MANAGEMENT3BUPW 450PROJECT WORK6
BUMG 401ENTREPRENEURSHIP3