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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management (Banking and Finance) (Top Up)


This course introduces students to the principles and practice of modern banking and its regulation in an international context. The course covers the rationale for the existence and regulation of banks, functions of major types of banks and explores how banking meets a range of payments, savings, and investment and risk management needs that exist in modern societies. Attention will be paid to banks’ balance sheets, management of the risks that are inherent in various banking operations and strategies. Students will also explore the structure of banking indifferent countries and topical issues in banking.

The University of Greenwich, UK

The University of Greenwich has provided career-orientated programmes for over 100 years. Students enrolled in this programme will discover innovative ways to learn as traditional teaching is supported by online resources, within the virtual learning environment and this is also supplemented by business simulation exercises and practical games. The University’s programmes are constantly revised to reflect current business priorities and demands of employers through business forums with local business leaders. This ensures students are trained in relevant business application

ERCI runs its classes on a lecture-tutorial system. The average teacher-student ratio for lectures and tutorials are as follows:

  • Lectures – 150 Students to 1 Lecturer
  • Tutorials – 35 Students to 1 Tutor
Academic Progression


Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management (Banking and Finance) (Top Up), students will be eligible for entry into the Master of Business Administration International Business / Master of Arts International Business programme offered by the University of Greenwich (UK). Students may apply to specialize in International Business, Operations & Logistics or Tourism & Hospitality Management.

Course Delivery

Students undertaking this programme will be expected to complete 5 modules of academic study, as well as fulfill a 30-credit Dissertation module as part of the academic and professional requirements of this course.

This programme is available in full and part time modes, and will take 12 months to complete. Students will attend 3 semesters of academic study, and are expected to complete between 30 credits to 45 credits each semester. Full-time students will attend classes 5 days a week on weekdays, while part-time students will attend classes 2-3 times a week on weekday and/or weekends.

Course Structure: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management (Banking and Finance) (Top Up)
Specialisation General Finance Marketing & Sales Banking & Finance Logistics & Operations Financial Economics Entrepreneurship Tourism & Hospitality Management Wealth Management
Core Modules Strategic Management
PPD3 - Career Management
Contemporary Issues in Management
Specialisation Modules International Business Managing Business Finance Contemporary Issues in Marketing Banking: Principles, Practice and Regulation Contemporary Issues in Logistics Economics of International Development & Finance Small Business Development Resort and Hotel Management Issues in Financial Planning & Wealth Management
Professional Meetings & Events Management Investment & Finance Management Strategies
Practical Applications

Module Descriptions

Specialisation Modules

This module complements and extends students’ study of macroeconomics and should appeal to those students thinking of a career in banking or financial services. The course aims to provide students with an awareness of the major debates in principles, practice and regulation in the finance sector and to enable them to analyse monetary institutions and policies within different theoretical frameworks.

Core Modules

This module will introduce to students strategic management in both a conceptual and practical way involving critical discussion and use of a range of strategic planning, evaluation and implementation models, thus putting strategy in relation to the functional areas of marketing, operations, finance and human resources. The ultimate aim of the course is to develop students as future managers who will add value by ‘strategically managing’ the organisation’s resources and capabilities.

This module introduces students to traditional and modern concepts of leadership, and focuses on skill and knowledge development and organisational operations, effectiveness and competition. The module will help students to understand the differences between management and leadership, and why some managers fail to lead and motivate employees. It will also focus on the link between leadership and competition in a global context.

This module arises from the recognition that graduating students need to be equipped with vocational and personal skills to heighten their potential employability. Employability relates to the capability of individuals to gain suitable employment and to the capacity of individuals to be productive contributors in the workplace. Employability thus results in the personal and economic well-being of the individual.

This module will enhance a student’s understanding of contemporary issues that affect the running of organisations and the individuals who work within them. Students are provided with a range of conceptual frameworks and tools to enable them to ‘see’ what is going on within organisations more clearly and to understand the complexity of organisations and of organisational life.

This research project is a key element of the degree. It is the point where knowledge and understanding acquired through the earlier taught courses is synthesised and applied to a substantial management problem. Students reaching this level of study will have successfully completed the taught unit concerned with research methods and design.

Course Availability

Intakes for the programme are available 3 times a year. All applications should be submitted to ERCI no later than 1 month before the commencement date.

Assessment Framework

Courses are assessed by a combination of coursework, practical assignments and examinations. Formative assessments will also be included, as well as self- and peer-assessment and a research project.

Entry Requirements
Programme English Language Requirements Academic Requirements Remarks
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management (Banking and Finance) (Top Up)
  • Minimum C6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Levels or;
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, or;
  • TOEFL 547 (Paper based) or equivalent, or;
  • TOEFL 78 (Internet based) or equivalent, or;
  • TOEIC 605-780
  • ERCI Advanced Diploma in Business Administration or;
  • Advanced Diploma in business from a recognised institute of higher learning; or
  • Business Diploma from a local polytechnic
  • Applicants should be at least 18 years of age at the time of registration.
  • Mature Candidates may also apply for the programme provided they:
  • Are 18 years and above at the time of registration;
  • Mature Candidates may also apply for the programme provided they:
  • Are 21 years and above at the time of registration;
  • Have at least 2 years of verifiable working experience;
  • Provide a detailed resume with contact details of past and present employers;
  • Pass an interview conducted by ERCI’s AAPEL Committee
Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete, or be credited with, at least 360 credits within the stipulated period of study as set by the University, either via module exemptions or completion of requisite modules.

Course Fees

For a full listing of course fees and other charges, please select one of the following:

Fees Payable for Local Applicants
Fees Payable for International Applicants

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