University of South Africa, UNISA
Full Time / Part Time
This degree was designed in collaboration with the Institute of Banking (IOB) and so is perfectly tailored to the banking sector’s cutting-edge skills needs. It consists of Unisa modules and IOB papers on specialist banking topics such as banking law, credit risk assessment, treasury management, international trade finance and central bank monetary policies and regimes.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • Introduction to the economic and management environment

  • Economics

  • Business management

  • Accounting concepts, principles and procedures

  • Accounting reporting

  • Banking (offered by IOB)

  • Banking law (offered by IOB)

  • Credit risk assessment  (offered by IOB)

  • Treasury management (offered by IOB)

Second year subjects:

  • Microeconomics

  • Macroeconomics

  • Financial accounting for companies

  • Group statements, financial analysis and the valuation of financial instruments

  • General management

  • Risk financing and insurance

  • Financial management

  • Introduction to Business Information Systems

  • Investment management

  • Financial risk management

Third year subjects:

  • The South African financial system

  • Economic policy in South Africa

  • Strategic management

  • Monetary economics

  • Advanced problems of business finance

  • Risk management

  • International financial management

Careers: treasury manager, international trade finance manager, investment banker, foreign exchange specialist, retail bank manager.