AIMS OF STUDY

At this stage, candidates are expected to acquire a very good understanding of the study areas and apply them to real life situations and make notable contributions to their organizations. 

 

AREAS OF  STUDY

The following Nineteen subjects are offered at Advanced Diploma level in Banking.

Course Code                  Course Title

  1. IOBM-AD301                   Financial Economics
  2. IOBM–AD302                  International Monetary Economics             
  3. IOBM–AD303                  Credit Risk Assessment 2                                                  
  4. IOBM–AD304                  Marketing Research                                                
  5. IOBM–AD305                  Risk Analysis and Management               
  6. IOBM–AD306                  Marketing Strategy                                                   
  7. IOBM–AD307                  Financial and Management Accounting                      
  8. IOBM–AD308                  Corporate Finance                                                   
  9. IOBM–AD309                  Treasury Management 2             
  10. IOBM–AD310                  Investments                                                              
  11. IOBM–AD311                  Personal Financial Planning
  12. IOBM-AD313                   Strategic Management                
  13. IOBM–AD314                  Property Finance Law                                
  14. IOBM–AD315                  Law of Credit and Securities                                   
  15. IOBM–AD316                  Estate Planning
  16. IOBM-AD317                   Funding and Risk Management
  17. IOBM-AD318                   Advanced Banking Law                                           
  18. IOBM–AD319                  Taxation 2                                     
  19. IOBM–AD320                  Financial Markets 2                                    

 

The above subjects are further grouped into five areas of specialization namely;

  1. Credit Management,
  2. Marketing,
  3. Treasury and International Banking,
  4. Estates and Trusts
  5. Financial Planning

 

The subjects are further sub divided into three categories of generic core, specialist and electives. Generic core and specialist subjects are compulsory and must be studied by all candidates in line with areas of specialisation. However, candidates are allowed to choose two subjects from a list of electives category to complete a total of eight subjects required for an award in Advanced Diploma in Banking.

To qualify for an Advanced Diploma in Banking, candidates need to pass eight subjects threegeneric subjects, threespecialist subjects and any two elective subjects.

Generic Subjects

Course Code - Course Title

IOBM–AD305 -Risk Analysis and Management 
IOBM–AD313 - Strategic Management                              
IOBM–AD318 - Advanced Banking Law                             

The generic subjects are compulsory and must be studied and passed in addition to by every candidate studying for an Advanced Diploma in Banking.

Specialist core subjects

Credit Management

Candidates specialising in Credit Management are required to study the specialist subjects related to this field in addition to the three generic core subjects to be pursued at this level outlined above. Candidates are also expected to study two subjects from the category of elective subjects in order to make a total of eight subjects required to qualify for the award of Advanced Diploma in Banking (Credit Management). The specialist subjects in Credit Management are as follows:

Course Code - Course Title

IOBM–AD307  - Financial and Management Accounting                 
IOBM–AD303 - Credit Risk Assessment 2                                                     
IOBM–AD3 - Law of Credit and Securities                                   

 Marketing

Candidates specialising in Marketing are required to study three specialist subjects related to this field in addition to the three generic core subjects to be pursued at this level outlined above. Candidates are also expected to study two elective subjects in order to make a total of eight subjects required to qualify for the award of Advanced Diploma in Banking. The specialist subjects in marketing are as follows:

Course Code - Course Title

IOBM–AD304 - Marketing Research                                                
IOBM–AD306 - Marketing Strategy                                                   
IOBM–AD302 - International Monetary Economics           

Treasury and International Banking

Candidates specialising in Treasury and International Banking are required to study three specialist subjects related to this field in addition to the three generic core subjects to be pursued at this level outlined above.

Candidates are also be expected to study two elective subjects in order to make a total of eight subjects required to qualify for the award of Advanced Diploma in Banking (Treasury and International Banking). The specialist subjects in Treasury and International Banking are as follows:

Course Code - Course Title

IOBM–AD309 - Treasury Management 2             
IOBM–AD320 - Financial Markets 2                                    
IOBM–AD310 - Investments                                                

The above subjects will be taken by all those who want to specialise in treasury management and international banking.

Estates and Trusts

Candidates specialising in Estates and Trusts are required to study three specialist subjects related to this field in addition to the three generic core subjects to be pursued at this level outlined above. Candidates are also expected to study two elective subjects in order to make a total of eight subjects required to qualify for an award in Advanced Diploma in Banking (Estates and Trusts). The specialist subjects in Estates and Trusts are as follows:

Course Code - Course Title

IOBM–AD310 - Investments                                                              
IOBM–AD311 - Personal Financial Planning                      
IOBM–AD316 - Estate Planning                                          

Financial Planning

Candidates specialising in Financial Planning are required to study three specialist subjects related to this field in addition to the three generic core subjects to be pursued at this level outlined above. Candidates are also expected to study two elective subjects in order to make a total of eight subjects required to qualify for an award in Diploma in Banking (Financial Planning). The specialist subjects in Financial Planning are as follows:

Course Code - Course Title

IOBM–AD311 - Personal Financial Planning                      
IOBM–AD308 - Corporate Finance                                                   
IOBM–AD310 - Investments      

Elective Subjects

In order to make up for eight subjects required for an award in an Advanced Diploma in Banking, candidates specializing in any one of the six professional areas are required to take two subjects from the category of elective subjects outlined below.

Course Code - Course Title

IOBM–AD301 - Financial Economics                                                
IOBM–AD312 - Taxation 2                                                                               
IOBM–AD317 - Funding and Risk Management                              
IOBM–AD314 - Property Finance Law    

Entry Requirements

Those eligible to register for Diploma in Banking program must possess an Institute of Bankers Certificate in Banking or a degree obtained from a recognised institution.

Duration of study

The study period is very flexible in order to accommodate interests of various individuals but the Institute conducts examinations after every six months in May and November of each year. Candidates are allowed to study and seat for a maximum of four subjects within any one study period of six months at Advanced diploma stage.