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BSc Banking and Finance - Special

PROGRAMME ADVISING
Academic  Year 2016/2017

Updated: 20 December 2016

 

 

New Students:  Students staring the programme in the Academic Year 2016/2017 are required to follow the course sequence for Year 1/ Level 1.

Continuing Students: Students, who started the programme prior to the Academic Year 2016/2017 are required to complete their Levels 1 and 2 courses before moving to Level 3. Please follow the course sequence provided below.

This professional degree is practice-based and will require students to engage in problem solving and to draw on work-based experience or to actively engage with case study scenarios in order to achieve programme goals. Because of the highly practical nature of the programme design students are strongly advised to register for no more than 3 of the available courses per semester to ensure the successful completion of courses and a high GPA.

 

SUMMARY OF LEVEL 1 COURSES FOR YEAR 1 STUDENTS

New students may register for eight (8) courses this Academic Year as follows:

SEMESTER 1: August – December

  1. FINA 1001
  2. ACCT 1006
  3. FOUN 1001 OR FOUN 1101 OR FOUN1210

IYMS is not for credit – but you should take this prerequisite course in this semester if you intend to register for ECON1003 next semester.

SEMESTER 2:  January – May

  1. ECON1003 – To take this course you must take/ pass IYMS in Semester 1
  2. ECON1008
  3. FOUN (Any of the 3 FOUN courses not yet taken/passed)

SUMMER: May – July

  1. ECON1009
  2. SOCI1007

The remaining two Level 1 courses [FOUN and Elective] should be taken in the next Academic Year.

Assessment:

Most of the courses in this programme use continuous assessment - i.e. assessed as 100% coursework, which require ongoing interaction among peers and a facilitator online.  However, there are a few courses that require a final assessment through a face-to-face examination at an Open Campus Country Site. Note these courses carefully in the list below.  If you would like to view the full list of courses in the programme, prerequisites and course descriptions you should view the Programme Outline at:http://www.open.uwi.edu/undergraduate/bsc-banking-and-finance-special  Continuing students are required to register for courses failed at the lower level before selecting courses at the next level – i.e. Level 1, then Level 2, and then Level 3.

 

Disclaimer: The Programme Delivery Department (PDD) reserves the right to revise this document during the Academic Year 2016/2017. Students are kindly advised to consult the online document regularly during the academic year for any updates.  Please be guided accordingly.

DOWNLOAD HERE: PDF version of advising document

  

Course Code FOUN1001 (CRN# 20033)
Level Year 1
Course Name English for Academic Purposes
Semester 1 & 2
Pre-requisite ELPT – English Language Proficiency Test

Course Selection Guide

Please examine your Offer Letter to determine if you are required to take ELPT and IYMS. These are prerequisites for two level 1 courses.

If your Offer Letter indicates that you are required ot take the ELPT then you must first pass this test before you are allowed to do FOUN1001

For those of you requiring ELPT, the earliest offering is in August 2016. Please contact your Site Coordinator for additional information.

Visit your Department’s Web Page frequently – as the dates for the ELPT are also posted at:  http://www.open.uwi.edu/undergraduate/home

TIPS:

  • New Students are required to complete the ELPT and FOUN 1001 before registering for their Level 2 courses in the next Academic Year.
  • Returning/Continuing students are required to pass FOUN1001 before registering for their Level 2 courses.
 

 

Course Code FOUN1101
Level Year 1
Course Name Caribbean Civilization
Semester 1, 2 & Summer
Pre-requisite None

Course Selection Guide

These two FOUN courses are available at each teaching period during the academic year. Two of your core courses will be delivered in the Summer: therefore it is recommended that you attempt FOUN1210 and FOUN1101 in Semester 2.
 

Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code FOUN1210
Level Year 1
Course Name Science, Medicine and Technology in Society
Semester 1, 2 & Summer
Pre-requisite None

Course Selection Guide

This FOUN course is available at each teaching period during the academic year.  Two of your core courses will be delivered in the Summer; therefore it is recommended that you attempt FOUN1210 and FOUN1101during Semester 2.

Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% Exam (face to face examination)

Course Code FINA1001
Level Year 1
Course Name Elements of Banking and Finance
Semester 1
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 100%  Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code  ECON1003
Level Year 1
Course Name Mathematics for the Social Sciences I
Semester 1 & 2
Pre-requisite IYMS1001 – Improving Your Math Skills
Course Selection Guide

If your offer letter indicates that you are to take IYMS and you have not yet done so, you will first need to pass IYMS before you do ECON1003.   In such a case, you would need to delay taking ECON1003.  

ECON1003 is offered in both Semesters 1 and 2 during the Academic Year.

Assessment:40% coursework and 60% Exam (face to face examination).

 

Course Code ACCT1006
Level Year 1
Course Name Introduction to Accounting
Semester 1
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code ECON1008
Level Year 1
Course Name Introduction to Financial Economics
Semester 2
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code ECON1009
Level Year 1
Course Name Introduction to International Trade and Foreign Business
Semester Summer
Pre-requisite None

Course Selection Guide

SOCI1007and ECON1009 are pre-requisite courses for some of the Level 2 courses in the programme. You should aim to complete both of these courses at the Summer offer.

Assessment:100% Continuous Assessment.

 

Course Code SOCI1007
Level Year 1
Course Name Introduction to the Social Sciences
Semester Summer
Pre-requisite None

Course Selection Guide

SOCI1007and ECON1009 are pre-requisite courses for some of the Level 2 courses in the programme. You should aim to complete both of these courses at the Summer offer.

Assessment:100% Continuous Assessment.

 

YEAR 1/LEVEL 1

(Elective Courses - Select one (1) of the following:

TIP:

- If you are a returning/continuing student you should give priority to completing your core courses at Level 1

- If you have failed your Elective, you will be allowed to repeat it in the next Academic Year.

 

Course Code SPAN1009
Level Year 1
Course Name Spanish Language I
Semester 1
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment.

 

Course Code  ECON1005
Level Year 1
Course Name Introduction  to Statistics
Semester 1 & 2
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide TIP: ECON1005 is best attempted after completing ECON1003

 

YEAR 2/LEVEL 2

CORE COURSES

Continuing students are advised to review the courses listed in Year 1 and ensure that you complete the core courses shown for Year 1 and your Elective course before moving on to your Level 2 courses.  Students may take a few Level 2 courses while completing their final Level 1 course.

REMINDER: Your Level 2 courses count towards the type of degree you are awarded.

Please Note: the pre-requisite courses for MGMT2023 and MGMT2008

TIP:  The three (3) FINA courses are recommended as priority for Semester 1. These are core Level 2 courses to be completed before moving to Level 3.

 

Course Code MGMT2023
Level Year 2
Course Name Financial Management 1
Semester 1 & 2
Pre-requisite ACCT1006, ECON1003
Course Selection Guide

Returning students are required to pass the prerequisite Level 1 courses. 

No override is allowed.

Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% face-to-face examination.

Course Code MGMT2008
Level Year 2
Course Name Organizational Behaviour
Semester 1 & Summer
Pre-requisite SOCI1007
Course Selection Guide

Returning students are required to pass the prerequisite Level 1 courses.

No override is allowed.

Assessment:40% coursework and 60% Exam (face-to-face examination).

 

Course Code FINA2001
Level Year 2
Course Name Regulatory Enviornment of Banking and Finance
Semester 2
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment.

 

 

Course Code FINA2002
Level Year 2
Course Name Quantitative Methods of Banking and Finance
Semester 1
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment.
 

 

Course Code  FINA2003
Level Year 2
Course Name Information Technology for Banking and Finance
Semester 1
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment.
 

 

Course Code FINA2005
Level Year 2
Course Name Risk Analysis and Management
Semester 2
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment.
 

 

Course Code  FINA2009
Level Year 2
Course Name Sales and Marketing for Banking and Finance
Semester Summer
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment.
 

 

 

Course Code FINA2010
Level Year 2
Course Name Trust and Wealth Management
Semester 2
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment.
 

 

YEAR 2/LEVEL 2 - ELECTIVES

TIP: Your programme structure requires that you select one (1) elective course to complete your Level 2 courses. It is strongly recommended that you pay attention to the pre-requisite course(s) for your elective course.

 

Elective Courses: Select any one (1) of the following:

 

 

 

  

Course Code MGMT2011
Level Year 2
Course Name Caribbean Business Environment 
Semester 1 &  Summer
Pre-requisite ECON1008 OR ECON1009  NB: This pre-requisite is only for Banking
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% Exam (face-to face)
 

 

 

Course Code MGMT2006
Level Year 2
Course Name Management Information Systems I
Semester 1 & 2
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide Assessment:  40% coursework and 60% Exam (face-to face)

 

Course Code ACCT2017
Level Year 2
Course Name Management Accounting
Semester 1 & 2
Pre-requisite ACCT1006
Course Selection Guide Assessment:  40% coursework and 60% Exam (face-to face)
 
Course Code GEND2111
Level Year 2
Course Name Gender in the Caribbean:Social,Political & Economic Relations
Semester 2
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide

Assessment:  100% Continuous Assessment.

 

YEAR 3/LEVEL 3

CORE COURSES

  • Your programme structure requires that you complete the following core courses and three (3) Electives at Level 3.

 

  •  In the Final Year, students will be required to take their Practicum (6 credits).  PLEASE NOTE:  It is recommended that  at least twenty-four (24) courses be completed (all at Levels 1 and 2, with the remainder at Level 3) before attempting    this course.

 

Course Code MGMT3024
Level Year 3
Course Name Business Communication
Semester 2
Pre-requisite FOUN1001
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment.

 

Course Code FINA3005
Level Year 3
Course Name Bank Financial Management
Semester 1
Pre-requisite NONE
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment.

 

Course Code MGMT3017
Level Year 3
Course Name Human Resource Management
Semester 1 & Summer
Pre-requisite MGMT2008
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% Exam (face-to-face)

 

Course Code

MGMT3081

Level Year 3
Course Name Credit Analysis and Lending
Semester 2
Pre-requisite FINA1001, FINA2005, MGMT2023
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% Exam (face-to-face)

 

Course Code MGMT3104
Level Year 3
Course Name Principles and Practices of Corporate Governance
Semester 1
Pre-requisite

None

Course Selection Guide

Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment.

 

 

Course Code FINA3018
Level Year 3
Course Name Practicum
Semester 1 & 2
Pre-requisite

None

Course Selection Guide The Practicum is a year-long course which begins in Semester 1 and terminates at the end of Semester 2. Please note the recommendation provided above for this course. 
 

 

YEAR 3/ LEVEL 3- ELECTIVES ELECTIVE COURSES - Select any three (3) of the following:

NOTE:

                  Your programme structure requires that you select THREE (3) elective courses to complete your Level 3 courses. 

  It is strongly recommended that you pay attention to the pre-requisite course(s) for your elective course.

 

Course Code MGMT3049
Level Year 3
Course Name Financial Institutions and Markets
Semester 2
Pre-requisite MGMT2023
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% Exam (face to face).

 

Course Code MGMT3053
Level Year 3
Course Name International Financial Management
Semester 2
Pre-requisite MGMT2023
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% Exam (face-to-face)

 

Course Code MGMT3048
Level Year 3
Course Name Financial Management II
Semester 1 & Summer
Pre-requisite MGMT2023
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% Exam (face-to-face)

 

Course Code MGMT3031
Level Year 3
Course Name Business Strategy and Policy
Semester 2 & Summer
Pre-requisite MGMT2006, MGMT2008, MGMT2023
Course Selection Guide Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% Exam (face-to-face)

 

Course Code SOCI2007
Level Year 3
Course Name Survey Design and Analysis
Semester 2 & Summer
Pre-requisite ECON1005, SOCI1007
Course Selection Guide

Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% Exam (face-to-face)