Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Banking

Programme Name

Banking

(4 Years Full-Time or Five Years Part-Time, Bachelor of Arts (Hons))

 

Qualification Awarded

Bachelor of Arts(Hons) in Banking

 

Level of Qualification

1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree)

 

Language of Instruction

English

 

Specific Admission Requirements

The College’s General Admission Requirements, as specified in Part I: Information on the Institution, apply to this Programme.

 

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

Semester 1
 
 
Course Id
Title
ECTS Credits
ENG 101
English Language I

6

CSC 101
Computing for Business

6

MAT 101
Mathematics/Calculus

6

MGT 101
Introduction to Management

6

ACC 101
Financial Accounting

6

Total
 
 

30

Semester 2
 
 
Course Id
Title
ECTS Credits
ENG 102
English Language II

6

MGT 201
Organisational Behaviour

6

MAT 201
Statistics I

6

ECN 101
Introduction/Principles of Microeconomics

6

ACC 201
Cost and Management Accounting

6

Total
 
 

30

Semester 3
 
 
Course Id
Title
ECTS Credits
MAT 202
Statistics II

6

MKT 207
Marketing Principles and Concepts

6

ECN 102
Introduction/Principles of Macroeconomics

6

CMS 104
Communication and Interpersonal Skills

6

FIN 201
Finance

6

Total
 
 

30

Semester 4
 
 
Course Id
Title
ECTS Credits
MAT 203
Quantitative Methods of Management

6

MGT 211
Business Environment and Policy

6

MGT 215
Information Systems Management

6

LAW 201 or
LAW 202 or
LAW 208
Business Law or Aspects of Law or
Commercial Law

6

ENG 103
Introduction to Research Methods

6

Total
 
 

30

Semester 5
 
 
Course Id
Title
ECTS Credits
MGT 303
Strategic Management I

6

FIN 301
Financial Management

6

FIN 312
Financial Markets

6

ACC 311
Management Accounting I

6

Elective 1*
 

6

Total
 
 

30

Semester 6
 
 
Course Id
 
Title
 
ECTS Credits
 
MGT 313
Strategic Management II

6

FIN  311
Advanced Financial Management

6

FIN 313
International Finance

6

ACC 321
Management Accounting II

6

ACC 316
Advanced Accounting Practice

6

Total
 
 

30

Semester 7
 
 
Course Id
Title
ECTS Credits
DIS 400***
Dissertation Part A

6

ACC 403
Financial Reporting Practice

6

FIN 401
Investment

6

Elective 1**
 

6

Elective 2**
 

6

Total
 
 

30

Semester 8
 
 
Course Id
Title
ECTS Credits
DIS 401***
Dissertation Part B

6

MKT 403
Financial Services Marketing

6

Elective 1**
 

6

Elective 2**
 

6

Elective 3**
 

6

Total
 

30

 

* These electives modules should be selected from the Option List.  At least 50% of them should be Accounting and Finance ones.

**Non-honours candidates can substitute the Disseration module with  others found on the Option List, for at least the equivalent number of  credits.

 

Notes: 

All modules on the part time mode, spreading over 10 semesters (four subjects/semester), carry 3 credits.

Non-honours candidates can make alternative selection from the Electives List for minimum the same number of credits.

 

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

General arrangements, as specified in the  “Information on the Institution” part of the ECTS Course Information  Catalogue, apply here, as well.

 

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

P.A. College implements the Qualifications Framework  as established within the framework of the Bologna process.   Accumulation of credits is documented in the official institutional  transcript of record and in the Diploma Supplement.

 

Profile of the Programme

This program of study is designed so that students  receive a solid educational background in business, which could be  expanded with the undertaking of higher level studies. At the same time,  students may choose to pursue a career in banking or the Financial  Services sector. The selection of specific options as provided in the  programme structure will enable the students to acquire specialist  knowledge on matters pertaining to the management of the Financial  Services sector, whereas exemptions from professional bodies may help  the candidate to acquire a professional qualification/title.

The philosophy of the programme is to provide a  higher level education building up a strong basis of knowledge in  subjects which will be essential for graduates seeking careers in the  finance and banking sectors. This basis is also designed to allow the  students to receive a general business background during the first two  years of their studies. In addition to rigorous  academic  learning,   however, the programme also aims  for  a  strong vocational thrust  in   terms  of  its  content  and  structure.  Equally important is the  objective of enabling students to acquire a variety of skills (e.g.  interpersonal, communication, numeracy, problem-solving, and integration  skills) and to use these in appropriate business situations.

This programme of studies is also designed to be  intellectually challenging to the student at all levels providing the  appropriate level of intellectual development and challenge to warrant  an honours degree qualification at the conclusion of the programme as  well as a sufficiently strong background for those who wish to proceed  for postgraduate studies or to undertake professional studies in their  specialisation.

Overall, it is felt that these stated aims and  objectives continue to be appropriate and are being achieved. It may  appear from the module syllabuses that academic learning carries greater  weight than application of skills and techniques but this is not the  case.

Whilst the programme of studies must show that  academic study of subjects is an essential aim of each programme to  retain credibility for the qualification amongst Cypriot employers, the  Cyprus government and UK professional bodies, the College is committed  to making each programme highly practical for graduates in their  subsequent careers.

 

Key Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apprehend local and global business situations and cases.
  • Apply theory and skills developed in the areas of Banking, Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance into practice.
  • Appreciate the importance of the modern financial system in the workings of the economy.
  • Identify, evaluate and solve financial institution related challenges and problems.
  • Incorporate technology and relevant software programs in their problem-solving tasks.
  • Realize the effectiveness of self-discipline, team work and ethical cooperation.

 

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

P.A. College graduates are employed in the Public,  Private and Banking sectors in the areas of Management, Accounting and  Finance, Marketing and Computing.  Examples of companies employing P.A.  College graduates include and are not limited to: Treasury of the  Republic, VAT Service, Inland Revenue Department, KPMG, Deloitte, Price  Waterhouse Coopers, Bank of Cyprus, Bank of Piraeus, Cooperative banks,  PIMCO, IBM, CYTA, Shacolas Group of Companies etc.

 

Access to Further Studies

Upon completion of the programme, students can apply  for a Master’s or a Doctorate in Philosophy at any university worldwide.  Students can easily complete postgraduate work in the fields of  Banking, Accounting, Marketing, Management, Economics and Business  Administration.

 

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Course assessment comprises of a comprehensive final  exam and continuous assessment.  Continuous assessment can include among  others, mid-term tests, assignments and class participation.

Final exam comprises of 70% of the overall mark of the course and continuous assessment equals 30%.

 

Graduation Requirements

The award of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in  the respective programme will require the satisfactory completion of the  elements specified in the respective programme structure. (Normally, at  least 149 credit units for the full-time mode or at least 120 credit  units for the part-time mode. Students completing part of their studies  on the other mode of study are required to complete the number of  modules specified by the programme structure. In such case, the minimum  number of credits will range between 120-149 credits depending on the  number of semesters completed in each of the two modes.)

The adoption of the ECTS system implies that the  students successfully complete 240 ECTS units, which correspond to the  total number of units required for a first degree programme.

Students successfully completing each period of study  must have achieved at least 50% in the coursework assessment and 50% in  the final examination in each of the subjects they take.

 

Mode of Study

Full-time and part-time.

 

Programme Coordinator

Assoc. Professor Constantinos Charalambous

Email: c.charalambous@faculty.pacollege.ac.cy

Address: PA College

Corner of Faneromenis Ave. and Kalvou St.

P.O. Box 40763

6307 Larnaca, Cyprus