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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$827 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Central Business School
Campus:Miotso Campus
Application Deadline: August 2021
Programme Overview

The programme aims at enhancing the career of students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance programme by transferring to them comprehensive knowledge in theories and practice of Banking and Finance as pertains in Ghana and the world over.

Key Expected Outcome
Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to make significant contribution in the practice of Banking and Finance. They should and be able to develop a successful as well as satisfying career, both in private and public sectors in whatever sector or field they find themselves both in Ghana and overseas.

Key Objectives
– To inculcate the practice of good and efficient financial management and banking practices in students;
– To efficiently demonstrate to students, the understanding of ethics in Banking and Finance and how to contribute significantly to the progress of organisations (state or private);
– To enable students gain a thorough understanding of the operations of the financial markets both locally and internationally;
– To enable students gain understanding of the operations of the bank in the handling of both local and international businesses;
– To gain the understanding of how to effectively and efficiently apply financial management in banking institutions and other businesses;
– To enable students appreciate contemporary and innovative concepts and theories in Banking and Finance to enable them keep abreast with time since Banking and Finance is continuously evolving.

Curriculum

Assessment
Class Tests, Semester Examinations, Projects

Admission Requirements

Senior Secondary School Certificate: Passes in core English, core Mathematics, core Science and three elective subjects, with an aggregate score of 24 or better in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or with an aggregate score of 36 or better in the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). All passes must be at grade D (SSSCE) or grade C6 (WASSCE) or better.

General Certificate of Education: An applicant must have at least credit-level passes in 5 subjects (including English Language and Mathematics) at the GCE Ordinary Level and at least 2 passes at the GCE Advanced Level. One of the advanced level passes must be grade ‘D’ or better. A pass in General Paper must also be obtained.

Professional Qualifications: Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) with at least 3 Credits and 2 passes awarded by the Technical Examination Unit of GES. Other qualifications such as Private Secretary, Bilingual Secretaryship.

Mature Student’s Entry Requirement: Applicants without any of the academic qualifications may be considered for admission if they are above 25 years old and have demonstrable relevant professional experience. Applicants will also be required to pass an entrance examination and/or an interview.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian Students: $17
Application Fees for International Students: $100

HOW TO APPLY:
Online Application:
Applicants may apply online by clicking http://online.central.edu.gh to buy an E-voucher for GH100.00 (for Ghanaian applicants) or the cedi equivalent of US 100.00 (for foreign applicants) at Ecobank branches. Use the PIN and SERIAL NUMBER on the E-voucher to apply online at apply.central.edu.gh. VISA branded cards and MTN Mobile Money can also be used to purchase E-vouchers online.

Applicants will be required to:
– Upload their 2 passport size photographs, certificates/ Results slips
– Present original copies of their supporting documents to the Admissions office before semester registration will be allowed.The applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before finally submitting their online applications.
** A form once submitted can only be viewed but cannot be edited.

Paper Application:
1. Paper Application forms can be obtained for GHC100.00 (Undergraduate) and GHC120 (Graduate) for Ghanaian applicants) and the cedi equivalent of USD 100.00 (Undergraduate and Graduate) (for foreign applicants) through the following:
2. By Banker’s Draft (in favour of Central University) from the Finance Office at the Mataheko and  Kumasi campuses of the university, or from the permanent campus at Miotso, off the Accra-Aflao Road.
3. Ecobank, Zenith Bank and GCB Bank branches nationwide and from the 170 Ghana post office branches across the country.
4. Undergraduate application forms may also be downloaded  HERE and completed. Applicants would have to pay GHC 100 for Ghanaian (undergraduate) and GHC120 (Graduate) (for Ghanaian applicants) or cedi equivalent of USD100 for foreign applicants, paid at the time of submission. Graduate application form can be downloaded HERE

**An applicant must submit the following at the time of application directly to the University:
– A completed Application Form
– An official Results Slip/Certificate
– Transcripts from previous Universities (where applicable). Such transcripts should be sent directly to the Admissions Officer. It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange for transcript(s) and /or transfer form to be mailed and to ensure that they arrive promptly. Hand delivered transcript(s) are not acceptable.

**The completed paper application documents along with photographs, transcripts and certificates/results slips must be submitted to:
The Admissions Officer
Central University
Miotso Campus
(Off the Accra-Aflao Road)
P.O.Box 2305, Community
Tema, Ghana

For further clarifications kindly call the Admissions Hotline: +233 303 318583 or email:enquiry.admissions@central.edu.gh

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Banking and Finance programme have job opportunities in both public and private sectors. In the public sector, opportunities abound in public sector ministries and several public sector organisations.

In the private sector, jobs abound in;
– commercial banks,
– Insurance companies,
– investment banks,
– investment companies,
– Discount houses,
– the Stock market,
– Loans and savings institutions,
– Micro finance companies and other numerous private sector organisations.
As well, a significant number of our graduates have established their own firms.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian Students: $827
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,484

Tuition Fees per year for Ghanaian Students = 4784  GHS
Tuition Fess per year for International Students = 25,940 GHS

NOTE:
– Fee payments may be made at any Ecobank branch with cash or a Bankers Draft.
– Miscellaneous payments of less than GHC 35 may be made in cash at the Finance Office.
– All Freshmen students must pay all fees for a semester before the first day of class.
– Continuing students must pay ½ of total fees for the semester before the first day of class. The remaining fees must be paid within 4 weeks of the start of the semester. Payments not made by this deadline will incur a penalty. Please contact the Finance Office for more information on penalties.

IMPORTANT: Under no circumstances will students be allowed to take final exams until their fees for the semester have been paid in full.

PAYMENT FOR FEES BY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS APPLICANTS
– International Students paying fees from their home country can pay via wire transfer into our Ecobank account with the details below.
– Nigerians in particular are advised to use Ecobank Nigeria since the transfer takes 1 day, as compared to other banks which take between 2 to 5 working days
– Fees received into this account will then be credited to the student’s account in the transflow,
– Student information required as part of the transfer information are;
**Fresh Students –    Student’s Name and Applicant ID [Semester 1 only]
**Continuing Students – Student Name and Registration Number [ID Number]

Relevant Contact

 
Mr Benjamin Tchume
Head of Department
 
Admissions Office
For Admissions Enquiries