Postgraduate Diploma In Business Sciences PgD(Bus.Sc.)
This Programme PgD(Bus.Sc), is intended for those who have hitherto been unable to pursue post-graduate programmes due to reasons including: absence business related first degrees but who have relevant experience in the sector of interest. It is specifically designed for financial sector participants and is in keeping with the needs of the sector which has increasingly been characterized by sophistication of service demand. The programme is modeled to enable participants to subsequently pursue Masters Degrees with appropriate exemptions. Its key areas of focus are: financial management, treasury management, credit management, financial engineering and real estate financial management
A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements in addition to specific programme requirements: Either
Be a holder of a Bachelors degree in any field of at least a lower second class or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
A holder of a pass degree in any field provided the candidate can show proven evidence of work related experience in the relevant sector for a period of not less than 3 years.
Programme Objectives The broad objectives of the PgDip.(Bus.Sc.) programme is to provide a solid Foundation, for the participants, in financial sector related academic disciplines: At the end of this programme, participants will be able to among others to:
i) To acquire in-depth knowledge in financial, treasury and credit management. ii) To expand opportunities for those wishing to pursue higher degrees in the area of finance, treasury and credit management.
Target Group This postgraduate diploma programme targets individual working or aspiring to work in the banking, capital markets, investment, microfinance and general financial sector but do not either have financial background or can not secure automatic admissions into the relevant Masters programmes
Unit Codes and Title Semester 1 HCEF 3101: Applied Economics HCEF 3102: Introduction to Finance HCEF 3103: Mathematics for Economists HCEF 3104: Accounting HCBS 1101: Management Theory HCBS 1102: Corporate Governance
Semester 2 Core Units HCEF 3107: Applied Statistics HCEF 3108: Operations Research Options (Any 2 Units from the selected option)
Financial Engineering HCBS 1105: International Finance HCBS 1109: Risk Management HCBS 1114: Financial Derivatives HCBS 1115: Financial Engineering Theory Real Estate Management Option HCBS 1116: Real Estate Transactions and Finance HCBS 1117: Real Estate Finance HCEF 1118: Real Estate Principles and Practice HCBS 1119: Legal Issues In Real Estate