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

Development finance is widely practiced by all central governments, major development finance institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF and the UN, public sector organisation, private sector organisations, international foundations and NGOs. It provides the expertise to start initial investments that act as the right catalyst, and demonstrate that enterprises can thrive in economically challenging markets. It is also used to ensure that funds channelled through development projects provide sustainable outcomes that can sustain the development agendas of developing countries.

The aim of this degree programme is to develop people and institutions that can help provide optimum financial outcomes that enhance the design and implementation of reforms and capacity-building programs adopted by development finance institutions, governments, the private sector, NGOs and the wider emerging markets.

To qualify for admission to the BDF degree programme an applicant must have any of the following qualifications.

  • five credits at ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics
  • at least three ‘A’ level passes including Mathematics or equivalent
  • any degree from a recognised institution


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
BDF111 Academic Writing BDF112 Introduction to Macroeconomics
BDF121 Development Studies BDF122 Principles of Accounting
BDF131 Introduction to Microeconomics BDF132 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
BDF141 Introduction to Finance BDF142 Introduction to Financial Markets


Year 2 Courses

Semester 1   Semester 2  
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BDF211 Business Finance BDF212 International Trade and


BDF221 Financial Accounting BDF222 Project Finance
BDF231 Development and Growth BDF232 Globalisation
BDF241 ICT in Development BDF242 Development Microfinance


Year 3 Courses

Semester 1   Semester 2


Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BDF311 Modern Development Theories BDF312 International Economics
BDF321 International Finance for Development BDF322 Micro-insurance
BDF331 Public Sector Reform BDF332 Managing Strategic Risk
BDF341 Financial Risk Management BDF342 SME Finance


Year 4 Courses

Semester 1   Semester 2  
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
BDF411 Strategic Management BDF412 Public Finance
BDF421 Research Methods BDF422 Contemporary Issues in Development Finance
BDF431 Renewable Energy Finance BDF432 Innovation and


BDF441 Financial Modelling and


BDF442 Dissertation








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