BSc (Hons) in Finance

Mode of Study

Campus Learning

 

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Finance is targeted at those wishing to enter the financial sector, commercial banking sector, investment sector, corporate finance, insurance sector, investment banking, multinational companies, public sector companies, accounting firms, financial analyst, financial planner, financial consultant, venture capital professionals, etc. The programme develops understanding of finance with accounting practices, commerce and industry. Opportunities are widely available. Completing the degree programme in finance is just the beginning. They can measure which industry sectors have greatest need for new professionals. The finance sector is multifaceted, offering various positions catering to different skills and interest. The key to individual success is to research, locate and land the financial job that has the greatest compatibility with your skills and interests. Various career positions available in the market may be Senior Finance Officer, Chief Finance Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Finance Manager, Insurance Broker, Insurance Agent, Treasurer, Stock Brokers, Head, Cashier, Senior Teller, Senior level managerial position, Finance Consultant, Mutual Fund Agent, different roles in real estate sector, Chief Loan Officer, etc.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core Modules

  • C5-ICO-11: Introduction to Computers (20)
  • A5-FFI-14: Fundamentals of Finance (20)
  • A5-PA1-15: Principles of Accounting 1 (20)
  • A5-FMT-15: Financial Markets (20)
  • D5-CSS-14: Communication and Study Skills (20)
  • B5-LAB-13: Legal Aspects of Business (20)
  • A6-FFM-15: Fundamentals of Financial Management (20)
  • A6-PA2-17: Principles of Accounting 2 (10)
  • A6-FEC-15: Financial Economics (20)
  • A6-CFA-17: Computerised Accounting (10)
  • A6-PEA-13: Principles of Ethics and Assurance (20)
  • A6-POT-13: Principles of Taxation (20)
  • A6-STF-15: Statistics for Finance (20)
  • A7-CFM-15: Corporate Financial Management (20)
  • A7-RMI-15: Principles of Risk Management & Insurance (20)
  • A7-SPM-15: Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (20)
  • A7-INM-15: Investment Management (20)
  • A7-FIA-15: Fixed Income Analysis (20)
  • A7-PFR-17: Professional Practice in Finance (60)
  • A8-IFM-15: International Financial Management (20)
  • A8-BOS-15: Banking Operations and Services (20)

Elective Modules

  • Select one from the following:
    • A7-VCF-15: Venture Capital Financing (20)
    • A7-CFR-15: Corporate Financial Reporting (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • A8-CGO-15: Corporate Governance (20)
    • A8-FPR-17: Project Finance (20)
    • A8-IMS-15: Introduction to Management Science (20)
 

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

Year Sem. Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 C5-ICO-11: Introduction to Computers 20
A5-FFI-14: Fundamentals of Finance 20
A5-PA1-15: Principles of Accounting 1 20
Sem 2 A5- FMT-15: Financial Markets 20
D5-CSS-14: Communication & Study Skills 20
B5-LAB-13: Legal Aspects of Business 20
Year 2 Sem 3 A6-FFM-15: Fundamentals of Financial Management 20
A6-PA2-17: Principles of Accounting 2 10
A6-FEC-15: Financial Economics 20
A6- CAF-17: Computerised Accounting 10
Sem 4 A6-PEA-13: Principles of Ethics and Assurance 20
A6-POT-13: Principles of Taxation   20
A6- STF-15: Statistics for Finance 20
Year 3 Sem 5 A7- CFM-15:Corporate Financial Management 20
A7-RMI-15: Principles of Risk Management and Insurance 20
A7- SPM-15:Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 20
Sem 6 A7- INM-15: Investment Management 20
A7- FIA- 15: Fixed Income Analysis 20
Elective Modules (any one)  
A7- VCF-15: Venture Capital Financing 20
A7- CFR- 15: Corporate Financial Reporting  20
Professional Practice Sem 7 A7-PFR-17: Professional Practice in Finance 60
Year 4 Sem 8 A8- IFM-15: International Financial Management 20
A8- BOS-15: Banking Operations and Services 20
Elective Modules (any two)  
A8- CGO-15: Corporate Governance 20
A8- PRF-15: Project Finance 20
A8- IMS-15: Introduction to Management Science 20
Sem 9 B8-ENT-13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20
A8-FPR-17: Finance  Project   40
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five BGCSE, LGCSE or equivalent subjects including English and Mathematics with a minimum of a C in Mathematics.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our website: www.bothouniversity.com

 

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