The Department of Banking


Mr T. Vhimisai : Chairperson

In line with the University’s mission, the Department of Banking is focused on providing pioneering research and education in the field of banking and investment management. The Department offers a menu of programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, built on global and regional developments in banking and investment management.

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.

Programmes On Offer

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Undegraduate Degree Programmes

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Banking and Investment Management

The Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Banking and Investment Management provides theoretical education in the field of banking and management of investments.  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.

Entry Qualifications

Candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • Five (5) Ordinary Level passes including English language and Mathematics (A, B, or C grades).
  • Advanced Level passes in Economics and any one of the following: Accounting, Business Management or Mathematics.
  • There is also a provision for special entry targeting mainly practicing bankers with Dilpoma qualifications in Banking or Finance.

Programme Courses Summary

CBU 1102 Business Communication
CIN 1103 Commercial Law I
CBA 1105 Microeconomics
CIN 1106 Quantitative Analysis for Business I
CAC 1107 Accounting IA/Financial Accounting IA
CBU 1108 Principles of Management
PLC 1101 Peace, Leadership and Conflict Transformation I

CIN 1204 Commercial Law II
CBA 1206 Macroeconomics
CIN 1207 Quantitative Analysis for Business II
CAC 1208 Accounting 1B/CAC 1201 Financial Accounting IB
CBU 1209 Principles of Marketing
PLC 1201 Peace, Leadership and Conflict transformation II

CFI 2101 Corporate Finance I
CBA 2110 Banking and Financial Markets
CIN 2103 Law Relating to Banking I
CAC 1203 Introduction to Information Technology
CAC 2106 Accounting IIA/CAC 2101 Financial Accounting IIA
CBA 2108 Treasury Management I
CBA 2109 Mathematical Applications in Banking

CFI 2201 Corporate Finance II
CBA 2202 Banking and Foreign Exchange
CIN 2203 Law Relating to Banking II
CAC 2206 Accounting IIB/CAC 2201 Financial Accounting IIB
CBA 2208 Treasury Management II
CBA 2209 Introduction to Econometrics
CBA 2210 Banking Information Systems

 PART III - CBA 3001 Industrial Attachment

CBA 4101 Banking and Development
CBA 4102 Marketing of Financial Services
CBA 4103 Applied Economics I
CBA 4107 International Banking and Finance
CBA 4108 Investment Analysis and Management
CBA 4109 Consumer and Corporate Lending
CBU 4109 Entrepreneurship

CBA 4203 Applied Economics II
CBA 4204 Derivative Securities
CBA 4207 Advanced International Banking and Finance
CBA 4208 Development Finance
CBA 4209 Financial Risk Management
CBA 4210 Ethics and Corporate Governance
CBA 4007 Research Project




Postgraduate Degree Programmes

Master Of Science Degree In Banking And Financial Economics

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission into the MSc programme, a candidate should, normally, hold a good Bachelor’s honours degree in Banking, Banking & Finance, Economics, Accounting or Insurance. Thorough knowledge of financial market operations will be an added advantage.

Duration of Programme

The programme is currently being offered on a part-time, Weekend School basis over a minimum period of 24 months of which a minimum of 6 months is for the dissertation. The academic year normally begins in August and ends in July. Registration of students is conducted in July of every year.

Our Departmental Staff


Mr A. Nyathi

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Mr T. Vhimisai

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Mr T. Birir

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Mr I. Ndlovu

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P. Mindu

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