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Banking & Finance Program

The BSc Banking & Finance program is an interdisciplinary academic programme with a focus on practical issues. The students can learn the banking sector within the international context of the financial intermediaries. It also provides students the knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse and evaluate real and complex financial problems of banks and financial institutions, and to design solutions for these problems. The program’s language is English. The Banking & Finance program aims to apply principles, theories and models to critically analyse and explain economic situations encountered in the real world that involve money, financial markets and institutions, financial crisis. The students now the various tools of monetary policy, the role of central banks and the conduct of monetary policy after the completion of the program and understand the role of money, financial instruments and financial markets and effectively use them.

Banking & Finance program curriculum

The students gain academic knowledge of banking and finance and a selected number of specific sub-fields, such as risk management, derivative instruments, FinTech, and portfolio management with an experts in finance sector.

The first year of the BSc Banking & Finance program provides students with a broad foundation in basic banking and finance terms for the financial markets and intermediaries. After the second year, students may concentrate on a number of updated finance topics. The last year is comprised with departmental elective courses such as investment banking, Islamic finance, green banking and digital banking.

Program Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the key banking functions, their nature, contribution, and interaction with the financial market.
  2. Describe financial markets and institutions.
  3. Describe and evaluate the models and methods used in economic analysis.
  4. Use economic concepts relevant to financial markets to make effective banking decisions.
  5. Make proficient use of consumer and commercial lending laws and practices in the banking environment.
  6. Prepare marketing plans for the banking industry and demonstrate understanding of consumer choices in banking.
  7. Identify the banking crises, policies to prevent and deal with crises, current issues in banking regulation and crisis prevention.
  8. Discuss and evaluate the risks which banks face and explain how to manage them.
  9. Explain the term structure of interest rates, default risk and collateral, asset prices, effects of real interest rates on consumption and investment, liquidity traps.
  10. List central bank institutions; goals and strategies; rules for setting interest rates.
  11. Distinguish the trade-off between control of interest rates and exchange rates, optimal currency areas.
  12. Understand new banking products/derivatives and identify alternative finance’s relationship with conventional finance.


Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.

Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.


The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.

What makes us different

The mission of the Banking & Finance Bachelor Degree Program is to educate banking and finance experts who are able to appreciate, anticipate and react to the complex system of financial interactions. Banking & Finance Bachelor Degree Program makes use of the BAU Global philosophy of learning to provide its students a unique learning experience.

This learning experience is not only limited to the campus-based interactions with scholars, but also with the financial world of Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, and with a chance to study at another BAU Global institution.

With our unparalleled way of offering classes, we aim to develop the skills and knowledge of our students based on financial, mathematical and complexity-based competencies.

How to apply to the BSc Banking & Finance study program

The application process for studying Banking & Finance at BAU Cyprus is very easy. You can simply and safely share your personal information through our online application platform. After receiving a confirmation email with a link a copy of the following documents can be uploaded:


  • Passport or EU identity card
  • High school diploma certificate with transcript. Please also submit an official translation of the diploma and transcript into English if they are in another language.
  • University certificate with transcript (if applicable). Please also submit an official translation of the diploma and transcript into English if they are in another language.
  • English language test certificate


For more information please use the menu item Admission or link could be used to reach the Admissions page.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the BSc Banking & Finance the students will be trained for the positions in which they can contribute as a specialist in banking and finance decision-making in private (multinational) banks and financial institutions, consultancy firms, international institutional organizations as IMF, World Bank. Banking & Finance program offers career options in governmental institutions such as central banks and authorised monitoring institutions.

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