BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Banking & Finance was established in 2016/2017 session as one of the foundation departments in the Faculty of Management Sciences of the University. The Academic Programme is designed/structured in line with the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) specifications. It started admitting students in the 2016/2017 Academic Session. Fifty-one (51) students were admitted through the UTME and Post-UTME conducted by the University. The Department presently has twelve (12) academic staff and four (4) administrative staff. The academic staff comprises of one (1) Professor, two (2) Readers, four (4) Senior Lecturers, one (1) Lecturer I, one (1) Lecturer II and three (3) Assistant Lecturers. The Department’s courses are coded FIN.

1.0          PROGRAMME PHILOSOPHY

The underlying philosophy of the B.Sc. Banking & Finance programme is to produce skills manpower with sound theoretical and practical knowledge to effectively tackle complex financial and economic problems in a way that promotes high quality financial decisions. It is to get the graduates of the programme rooted and well-grounded in the concepts and theories of finance, and in understanding the increasingly sophisticated global economy that they are to operate in as financial professionals and experts. The programme has two main areas of focus, which include: (i) Investment Management and (ii) Banking Management.

3.0       PROGRAMME AIM AND OBJECTIVES

The specific objectives of the programme include the following:

  • Production of good quality, well-motivated, honest and dedicated management manpower capable of taking up responsible positions in financial institutions, commerce, industry, private and public enterprises.
  • Production of graduates with a comprehensive knowledge and thorough understanding of business operations and management of banks, financial institutions and other organizations and be professionally qualified to practice the professions.
  • Production of skills manpower with theoretical and practical knowledge relevant for the various aspects of the finance industry.
  • Equipment of graduates with required analytical and managerial skills necessary to prepare them for the challenges of middle and top management positions in industrial and public organizations.
  • Development of both theoretical and practical knowledge for individual self-confidence, initiative and self-reliance in the field of finance.
  • Enhancement of employability of graduates of the programme through offering of a market driven curriculum.
  • Development of leadership and interpersonal relation skills in finance graduates which are needed for working in different organisations.
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