Application and Registration Closing Date: August 2nd, 2019

August 6, 2019
4 Years on FT and 5 Years on PT/DE


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

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

The BEF degree programme is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified personnel with a mix of knowledge and skills in economics and finance. Such professionals are expected to pursue careers in economic analysis, financial planning, investment banking, management consultancy, and investment analysis and investment management. They may also be employed in local government institutions as planners, in government departments as economists or planners, in Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) as researchers and in research institutions where they can work as researchers.

To qualify for admission to the BEF degree programme, an applicant must have any of the following:

  • Five credits at ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics or three ‘A’ level passes including Mathematics
  • Zambia Institute of Banking and Financial Services (ZIBFS) Certificate or Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • ZIBFS Advanced Professional Diploma in Banking and Financial Services
  • Any eligible person who wishes to pursue a career in economic and financial analysis.


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 3 Year 4
Year 1 Courses
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BEF111 Business Communication BEF112 Introduction to Macroeconomics
BEF121 Development Studies BEF122 Principles of Accounting
BEF131 Introduction to Microeconomics BEF132 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
BEF141 Introduction to Management BEF142 Introduction to Financial Markets


 Year 2 courses
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BEF211 Business Finance BEF212 Financial Management
BEF221 Mathematical Methods BEF222 Managing strategic risks
BEF231 Microeconomics BEF232 Financial Products and Services
BEF241 Introduction to ICT for Financial Services Providers BEF242 Statistics


 Year 3 Courses
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BEF311 Macroeconomics BEF312 Development Economics
BEF321 Investment and Portfolio Management BEF322 Treasury Management
BEF331 Law in Financial Services BEF332 International Trade and Finance
BEF341 Econometrics BEF342 Mathematical Economics


 Year 4 courses
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BEF411 Monetary Economics BEF412 Public Finance
BEF421 Research Methods BEF422 Industrial Economics
BEF431 Corporate Finance BEF432 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
BEF441 Financial Modelling and Forecasting BEF442 Dissertation


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