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