Dr. Abiodun Edward Adelegan
DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE
CURRICULUM FOR B.Sc. BANKING AND FINANCE DEGREE PROGRAMME

Programme Philosophy
The philosophy of the B. Sc. Banking &Finance degree programme of Faculty of Management Sciences is to produce world-class graduates that would be future leaders in academia, the profession, and financial experts in private, public, and not-for-profit organisations in the Nigerian and world economies to positively impact those economies. 

To achieve this philosophy, the B.Sc Banking & Finance degree programme shall prepare students that will provide high quality leadership and produce human capacity that would meet the needs of the financial and financial services industry in Nigeria and beyond.  As well as having academic content as its major remit, the B. Sc Banking & Finance degree curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN), Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) and other related relevant professional qualifications certifiers.

Vision
The vision of the Department of Banking & Finance is to educate, equip and produce high level and quality human capital for contemporary and future roles in finance and financial services industry, including cognate areas in business and management.

Mission
The mission of the Department of Banking & Finance is to be creative and benchmark best-in-class practices in teaching and research in finance and the financial services industry for the betterment of Nigeria.

Objectives of the Programme
Sequel to the philosophy, vision and mission of the Department of Banking & Finance, the following objectives shall guide the programme:
(i) To offer quality and technology-driven instructions that will enable students acquire modern knowledge for applied and analytical capability; and balanced judgement in decision making relative to business and allied problems.
(ii) To make the student understand and appreciate the importance of finance and the financial services industry as drivers of the Nigerian economy.
(iii) To equip students to face the outside walls of the university, including to pursue advance studies in wide-ranging fields of finance and the financial services industry, and other related disciplines in management.

Admission Requirements
In addition to general University requirements, the department of Department of Banking & Finance shall apply the following additional requirements in considering admission of students into B.Sc. Finance and Banking degree.

Admission through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
Five (5) credit passes in WASC/SSCE, GCE ‘O’ level, NECO or NABTEB in not more than two sittings.  The credit passes must include English Language, Mathematics and Economics.The UTME subjects are English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other commercial subject.

Admission through Direct Entry

At least two (2) passes at GCE ‘A’ level, Higher School Certificate (HSC)or its equivalent obtained in one sitting.  One of the passes must be Economics, Accounting, Mathematics or Business Management. This is in addition to meeting the UTME admission requirements.
Candidates with OND or HND in relevant fields may be admitted into 200-level provided such candidates have a minimum of Upper Credit in OND or Lower Credit in HND and possess the UTME requirements.

Duration of study
For students admitted through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the minimum duration of study to obtain the B.Sc. (honours) Degree in Banking and Finance shall be four while the maximum shall six academic sessions.
For direct entry students, the minimum and duration are, respectively, three and five academic sessions.

Graduation Requirements
To qualify for graduation, students admitted through the UTME are required to pass all compulsory/core courses and obtain a minimum of 152 credit units while students admitted through direct entry are required to accumulate a minimum of 110 credit units, which includes passing all compulsory/core courses.