Introduction

The program of B.Sc. in Finance and Banking at the Kingdom University provides students with a conceptual framework of existing and emerging finance and Banking principles and practices. This program prepares students to work in national, regional and international organizations, banks and financial institutions.

The program structure is built with important consideration to the balance between skills and knowledge, and between theory and practice. Basic courses in finance and banking are indispensable to create the first step in the career of Finance and Banking. More advanced courses in banking management, corporate finance, financial markets, and risk management are implemented to enhance student’s skills and increase their ability to join the labor market and excel in professional life.

The Finance and Banking program prepares students to be able to demonstrate a high level of leadership, teamwork and communication skills. This program gives importance to the social responsibility and community engagement and prepares the students to demonstrate knowledge and respect of the values of Bahraini and high level of social responsibility.

Program Aims

  • Provide the students quantitative and qualitative skills in analyzing the finance and banking decision situations.
  • Develop the student’s ability to apply advanced techniques and practical skills in the field of finance and banking.
  • Enable students to appreciate the importance of ethics in finance and banking practice.
  • Provide opportunities for the students to critically analyze the problems and issues in the management of the bank and financial institutions.
  • Lead the students to understand the social responsibilities and to participate in community service.
  • Provide students with the appropriate employability skills required in the practical business life.
  • Develop the ability of the students to conduct research into business problems of Finance and Banking.
  • Develop student’s life-long learning skills using ICT.
  • Develop the student’s appreciation of ethics in finance and banking practice.
  • Develop students’ efficiency in teamwork, leadership, and communication skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

 

A.Knowledge and Understanding Skills

 

  After Successful completion of the program requirements, the student should be able to:

  • A1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of international standards, theories, and regulations in Finance and Banking.
  • A2. Identify the relevant international standards and specialist theories in Finance and Banking.
  • A3. Explain the principles of Islamic finance and banking.

 

B. Subject-Specific Skills

 

  After Successful completion of the program requirements, the student should be able to:

  • B1. Apply the finance and banking principles and techniques in real situations.
  • B2. Assess finance and banking problems using quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • B3. Apply the appropriate tools and technics to analyze the Finance and Banking data.

 

C. Thinking skills

 

   After Successful completion of the program requirements, the student should be able to:

  • C1. Analyze critically financial issues in the banking environment.
  • C2. Evaluate the financial data and information critically and draw useful inferences for decision making
  • C3. Examine the markets for banking and financial instruments and products.
  • C4. Recognize the recent developments in Finance and Banking and review research articles.

 

D. General and Transferable Skills

 

   After Successful completion of the program requirements, the student should be able to:

  • D1. Display ethical behavior and cultural sensitivity in analyzing the financial and banking data, in carrying out research in Finance and Banking and preparation of reports.
  • D2. Participate in team/individual projects and play a lead role in business research.
  • D3. Communicate in written reports and orally to peers and seniors on the research or new developments.

Career Opportunities

The graduates of the program have elite and promising careers in governmental and private sectors on national, regional and international levels. The Graduate of the program can work as:

  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Planner
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Financial Officer
  • Securities Agent, Investment Dealer, and Broker
  • Training Consultant/Professional.
  • Banker