BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Application and Registration Closing Date: August 2nd, 2019

START:
August 6, 2019
DURATION:
4 Years on FT and 5 Years on PT/DE
ID:
BFS

Address

Dedan Kimathi Road, P.O Box 35243, Lusaka, Zambia.   View map

The demand for qualified financial services specialists who can contribute to the growth of the financial sector in Zambia has made it necessary to introduce the BAFS degree programme. The collaboration between UNZA and ZCAS presents an opportunity to produce a product that will help raise the standard of financial services knowledge and skills in the country and the region.

The aim of this degree programme is to equip candidates with knowledge and skills in the fields of banking, insurance, pensions and capital markets.

To qualify for admission to the BAFS programme an applicant must have:

  • Five credits at ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics or at least three ‘A’ level passes including English and Mathematics or equivalent.
  • Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • Professional Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • ACCA, CIMA, ZICA or Equivalent professional qualification
  • Any degree from a recognized institution

DURATION OF STUDY

The programme runs for four years on full time, part time and distance education and not more than five academic years in case of any eventualities or unforeseen circumstances.

 

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4

Year 1 Courses

Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BFS111 Communication Skills BFS112 Introduction to Economics
BFS121 Introduction to Law BFS122 Fundamentals of Accounting Principles
BFS131 Introduction to Marketing for Financial services BFS132 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
BFS141 Introduction to Business Management BFS142 Introduction to Financial Markets

 

Year 2 courses

  Semester 1   Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BFS211 Financial Accounting BFS212 Credit Analysis and Lending
BFS221 Introduction to ICT for Financial Services Providers BFS222 International Trade and Finance
BFS231 Law in Financial Services BFS232 Financial Products and Services
BFS241 Monetary and Financial Systems BFS242 Retail and Corporate Banking

 

Year 3 courses

  Semester 1   Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BFS311 Financial Reporting BFS312 Financial Management
BFS321 Investment and Portfolio Management BFS322 Treasury Management
BFS331 Financial Environment and Risk BFS332 Corporate Governance and Ethics
BFS341 Management of Information Technology BFS342 Regulation of Financial Services

 

Year 4 courses

Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BFS411 Strategic Management in Financial Services BFS412 Life and Pensions
BFS421 Research Methods BFS422 Dissertation
BFS431 Corporate Finance

BFS441 Financial Modelling and Forecasting
Options
Course Code Course Title
BFS432 Retail Financial Services
BFS442 Corporate Financial Services
BFS452 Central Banking

 

 

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