Banking and Finance

Course Objective (CO)

The objective of this specialty is to cover the deficit in number and quality, of human resources which credit establishments need to carry out their business. Besides, the training will provide enterprises, no matter their area of activity, with collaborators who will enable them seize the opportunities offered them by the financial system to evolve, expand and align their business to the world financial system.

Students who successfully complete this course should be competent in exercising the following:

 General skills

    • Understand the professional and economic environment;
    • Be apt in oral and written communication;
    • Be skilful in sale and commercial negotiation;
    • Master the legal framework of the activity and be apt in analysing applicable taxation rules.
    • Master the use of NIT applicable to banks;
    • Be flexible – Be able to work under pressure;

Specific Skills

    • Construct and develop a relationship of confidence with each customer, in line with the marketing policy of the enterprise;
    • Develop quantitatively and qualitatively the goodwill of the business, notably by increasing the rate of goods and services offered to clients;
    • Contribute personally to quality reception;
    • Manage and develop quantitatively and qualitatively a professional customer portfolio within the framework of the marketing policy of the enterprise;
    • Contribute to the development of the enterprise through his/her marketing strategies with profession customers;
    • Develop a comprehensive approach to professional customers;

The holder of the HND in Banking and Finance may also be entrusted with:

  • Open and manage accounts;
  • Distribute products and services where payments are made through accounts;
  • Promote and use information transmission technologies;
  • Distribute banking and non-banking saving products and manage the finance of the enterprise;
  • Distribute products linked to savings, notably those under collective management;
  • Promote consumer credits awards, award of building construction loans to individuals, and preparing files;
  • Promote modes of financing during exploitation and investment period of enterprises and prepare files;
  • Promote insurance products offered by the bank;
  • Follow-up and management of risks customers are exposed to;
  • Carry out economic and financial analyses of the situation of customers, evaluating and follow-up of risks.

Employment Opportunities could be found in:

  • Commercial banks;
  • Credit establishments;
  • Stock Exchange;
  • Insurance companies;
  • Central Bank;
  • Bank commission;
  • Ministries in charge of finance and economic and financial matters;
  • Microfinance establishments;
  • Savings banks and the service responsible for finance of the post office, etc.