In line with the University’s mission, the Department of Banking is focused on providing pioneering research and education in the field of banking. The Department offers a menu of programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, built on global and regional developments in banking. A close association with the Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe in the formative years, as well as the internship programs by the University, infused a unique slant to teaching, with graduates, literally, hitting the ground running. The program has benefited immensely from partners in the form of the Industrial Liaison Committee, which provides an essential link with the world of employment growth and skills demand. Employment opportunities have mainly been in branch operations, credit analysis, treasury and dealing operations as well as business development.
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE HONOURS DEGREE IN BANKING
The Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Banking provides theoretical education in the field of banking. The rapid growth of banking and financial services in the modern economy has created a unique requirement for a specialist academic program in the area, encompassing bank operations management, credit analysis, treasury operations, and relationship management.
Candidates must have the following qualifications:
- Five (5) Ordinary Level passes including English and Mathematics (A, B, or C grades).
- At least two (2) Advanced Level passes drawn from any of the following:Accounting, Business Management, Economics and Mathematics.
- There is also a provision for mature entry targeting mainly practicing bankers with Dilpoma qualifications in Banking or Business Management.
DIPLOMA IN DEVELOPMENT AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Regulations and Guidelines
The Development and Disaster Management Programme (DDMP) which is intended for applicants who are already employed and involved in some disaster management activities but would like to develop knowledge and obtain formal qualifications and training in development and disaster management. The programme is divided into two semesters altogether lasting 12 months. The first and second semester are six weeks long and are devoted to the taught courses.
Preliminarily the programme will be under the Department of Banking and the Departmental Chairperson will be responsible for ensuring that expected standards are maintained. A programme Coordinator appointed from the Department will be responsible for the day to day running of the programme. The Coordinator will among other duties meet with programme lecturers to consider academic development of the various courses, ensuring standardized student's assignments workload and encourage good liaison between the members of staff and students. The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) will be responsible for administration of the programme in line with the CCE mandate as regards non-degree courses offered by the university.
- Five 'O' level passes at grade C or better inclusive of English and Mathematics.
- A minimum of two years work experience in a disaster management or related field.
- Higher qualifications will be an added advantage.
Candidates who do not have the minimum academic qualifications stated above but have a minimum of five years supervisory/ managerial experience in disaster management will be considered. In all cases such candidates will have to be interviewed.
This 12 month diploma programme is essentially intended to increase awareness and preparedness for disaster management and improve job performance of all those involved in disaster management in Zimbabwe, particularly members of the CPU. The taught programme will be divided into two 30-day sessions spread over two semesters. Six modules will be covered in each session and one module will be covered per 5 day period. All modules taught in each session will be examined.
Students will be expected to sit for formal examinations at the end of each session of the programme and very often these examinations should be taken at the same time as the other university examinations. For students to be admitted to the examination, they should have satisfactorily attended lectures and submitted all required assignments in all courses studied during that session. They must also have paid relevant fees in accordance with the general university rules and regulations. Each examination will be in the form of written papers. There will be no oral examination. The students will be assessed on the basis of coursework from assignments and the final examination.
The marks allocation will be as follows:-
- Continuous Assessment 40%
- Final Examination 60%
A student will have to get an average score of 50% for both coursework and final examination to pass a module. The following marking scheme will be adopted for both the certificate and diploma programs.
- 70% and above - Distinction
- 60 - 69% - Merit
- 50 - 59% - Pass
- Below 50% - Fail
- 40 - 49% - Supplement
- 0 - 39% - Repeat
Permission may be granted by the Board of Examiners for a student to proceed to the next level carrying a course that was not satisfactorily completed in the previous part. Failed courses will have to be passed before the student can be certified. A student who fails a course may be allowed by the Board of Examiners to re-write the failed course without necessarily having to attend lectures on a full-time basis but the onus is on the repeating student to familiarize himself/herself with the material being examined in the subsequent period.
A student who fails a course by a mark between 40 and 49% may be allowed by the Board of Examiners to sit for a supplementary examination. The marking scheme for all supplementary examinations will be as follows:
- 50 - 100% - Pass
- 0 - 49% - Fail
A student who fails a supplementary examination will be required to repeat or withdraw from the programme as explained below.
- A student who scores below 40% in the main examination and less than 50% in the supplementary examination will be asked to repeat the course.
- A student who fails more than 50% of the modules examined in that semester will not be allowed to carry those courses. Such a student automatically repeats those modules and hence does not proceed to the next stage.
- If a student is not allowed to proceed to the subsequent part of the programme and has twice attempted and failed the same part of the programme will be asked to withdraw.
- Withdraw essentially means that the student ceases to be an active member of the university student body and may only apply for re-admission after two years before which they are barred from attempting to seek re-entry into the university.
- Students may also be withdrawn for other reasons other than failing to satisfy the Board of Examiners. For example, if the student is involved in an act of misconduct as specified in the general University Rules and Regulations their tenure as students may be terminated.
Appeals against termination of studies
- These will apply as laid down in the General Rules and Regulations for students withdrawn on the basis of having failed to satisfy the Board of Examiners.
- Such an appeal should be lodged with the Registrar within 21 days after the publication of examination results after which the matter becomes null and void.
Awarding of Certificate
- A Diploma in Development and Disaster Management will be awarded to a student who fulfills all requirements of the respective programme.
- A student must pass all courses.
- Such certificates will be issued by the university.
Structure of the programme
The following courses will be covered in this programme and a student who successfully completes all the 11 compulsory courses and one elective will be awarded a Diploma in Development and Disaster Management by NUST.
Bank Safety nets, Corporate governance, finacial inclusion, Islamic finance
Financeand Development, Financial intermediation and developments, development macroeconomics
Corporate governance, micro finance, financial regulation Risk Management
B.com [Hons] Finance, NUST, Z'bwe; Grad. CIS; AIOBZ; AICMZ; Associate Member:- Association
of Certified Fraud Examiners, Certificate in analysis and management of Credit Risk
Stock market development in emerging markets, Alternative funding options for SMEs in developing countries,
Roll of stock market in economic growth, Costs of fraud on economic development
Rural banking/banking for the poor Micro financing, Micro intreprenuership
E-Finance, E-banking, Fiscal and monetary policy
Banking, Financial markets and corporate Governance
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