- To equip students with the knowledge of basic finance and financial management concepts, principles and theories as they relate to public and private sector organizations.
- To give student practical and technical knowledge and understanding of International financial markets and how they operate, relative to the dynamics of the global economic and monetary systems.
- To give student practical understanding of international trade finance processes and procedures with knowledge of varied tools, instruments and techniques for optimal trade and risk analysis.
- To give students broader perspectives of prudent financial planning, reporting and analysis as they relate to public and private organizations.
Upon completion of the course students will;
- Have a practical understanding of fundamental concepts, principles and theories of finance and financial management with an ability to apply them in real working environments.
- Have practical knowledge of financial management techniques; skill development and application of knowledge under different perspectives/in different problem areas of corporate/enterprise operations; and broad knowledge of relevant literature.
- Have a broad understanding and knowledge of international financial market operations and the relationships between monetary policy and international financial institutions.
- Be able to apply appropriate financial planning, reporting and analysis techniques, tools and tactics in dealing with critical financial situations, optimally to improve performance and maximize efficiency at the workplace.
- Applied Financial Economics
>>>Focusing on basic concepts, standards and principles underlying financial economics, the nature and capital structure of organizations; the essential differences between accounting and economic concepts of income; the basic arguments for and against, a conceptual framework of financial economics, with an introduction to budgetary planning and control as well as long-range planning and capital investment appraisal. This module will also look at investment and fund flow analysis, sources and use of these analysis and forecasting investment patterns.
- Corporate & Public Finance
>>>The corporate finance component provides students with insights on financing the business enterprise with a brief discussion of conditions of risk and risk management; emphasizing on the assessment of the financial structure of corporations, cost of capital, portfolio-analysis, as well as a brief look at mergers and international financial management. The Public finance component generally deals with public revenues, the theory of taxation, institutions and problems of the public revenue system, and the effects of the tax policy, spending, lending, and borrowing by government units on national income and employment.
- Financial Services Accounting
>>>This module examines the role of financial reporting, analysis and planning as an effective tool for achieving organizational development and firm financial performance; with brief discussions on topics such as the conceptual and regulatory framework of financial management, reporting and analysis, valuation of assets, accounting for liabilities, basic elements of tax accounting, accounting for investments, capital reorganization, business revaluation, cash flow statement, plans, forecast and budget, ratio analysis and cost behavior as well as consolidated accounts.
- International Trade Finance Pract;kices
>>>This module provides an overview of essential skills for managing financial transactions in an international trade environment. It covers practical applications of trade finance principles and analysis including: political and economic risks, foreign exchange tactics and risks management, credit and payment risks analysis, optimal terms of payment, arranging financing, and setting overall financial plan for corporations.
- International Financial Systems & Practices
>>>This module deals with basic economic concepts and theories of financial market behavior from an international perspective with brief discussions on strategies for evaluating their empirical relevance to the global economy; exploring the World Monetary System, International Monetary Policy, Foreign Exchange markets and their uses in the fields of International Investments and Finance. Particular attention will be given to monetary unions and international policy co-ordination; the efficiency of financial markets, international market integration and the microstructure of international financial markets.