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.
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.
On completion of the programme the student will be able to:
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.
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.
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:
For more information please use the menu item Admission or link could be used to reach the Admissions page.
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.