Master of Science in Banking and Finance

Course Overview

The Programme is geared towards producing competent professionals in banking and financial analytics with international standards, who may work at managerial level positions in banking and other financial institutions.The programme will equip students with deeper knowledge and practical skills on financial and banking management including; legal aspects of financial system, risk and treasury management in banking, fiscal and monetary policy practices, investment and portfolio management, financial and project management, trade credits and bank lending, artificial intelligence in banking, governance and strategic management and other fundamental analytical skills. Graduates from this programme will be flexible and able to meet challenges of the labor market.


What you'll study

Semester I

    • Legal Aspects of Financial System
    • Treasury Management in Banking
    • Risk Management in Banks
    •  Fiscal and Monetary Policy Practices
    • Management Practices and Business Ethics
    • E-banking and Cyber Security
    • Statistics and Econometrics for Finance

Semester II

    • Investment and Portfolio Management
    • Financial and Project Management
    • Trade Credits and Bank Lending
    • Artificial Intelligence in Banking
    • Governance and Strategic Management
    • Research Methodology and Dissertation
Entry Requirements

  • Postgraduate Diploma in banking, finance, accounting and other business related studies from any recognized University OR
  • Bachelor Degree (NTA level 8) in banking, finance,and marketing, accounting, and other business related studies from any recognized University OR
  • Advanced Level of secondary education with professional qualifications in accounting, banking, finance, other business studies and natural sciences.

Careers and opportunities

  • Investment Banking
  • Commercial Banking
  • Portfolio or Fund Management
  • Risk Management
  • Research analyst
  • Equity analyst

Teaching methods

The programme is delivered through a physical class session and blended mode which allowing you to fit your studies around other commitments. A wide variety of resources is made available via the online study platforms, including: lecture notes, videos,specialist resources from the IAA library and discussion forums.

Module lectures will be available to address your questions and offer guidance relating your studies. 


How you're assessed

This program will be assessed by written coursework and a dissertation


  • Fee 4,400,000/=
  • Duration 1 year
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study Face to Face and Blended mode
  • Intakes September & March