Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Banking and Finance

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Banking and Finance

Course information

Course title Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Banking and Finance
Course code UBCOMFT
Postnominal B.Com. (Hons)(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 1 Year
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Joseph Falzon
Delivered by Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy
The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree is open only to students who successfully complete the three years of the course leading to the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Students may register for the Honours programme in one of the chosen areas of specialization if they have successfully completed the Bachelor of Commerce course and have been placed in Category II or better in the classification for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce, and have obtained a minimum average mark of 65% in the second and third year study-units in the area chosen at Honours level.

The Honours year in Banking and Finance focuses on developing graduates to be able to work in all aspects of banking, investments, and financial services in Malta and abroad. The Honours year is a strong year in theoretical and practical courses aimed at developing the financial skills of our graduates on a solid level.

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Students shall be eligible to register for the Course if they have successfully completed the degree of Bachelor of Commerce and have been placed in Category II or better, and have obtained a minimum average mark of 65% in the second and third year study-units in the 'Banking and Finance' area of specialization.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 8,500
Our graduates acquire a deep and broad understanding of financial theory, banking practice, banking regulation, investment skills and practical financial applications that enable them to have rewarding careers in all aspects of banking, investment and financial services.

Building on the solid foundations laid in the previous two years of banking and finance studies, our students master the skills required to become effective bankers, investment advisors, portfolio managers, stock analysts, and fund administrators. Students acquire the ability to think from first principles, to conduct solid research, to manage banking positions, and to offer sound financial and investment advice.
Undergraduates reading Banking and Finance and one other major area of study offered in B.Com. by the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy, and aspiring to find jobs in the growing financial services industry.
Our graduates find good jobs in a wide range of challenging opportunities: in commercial banks, the Central Bank of Malta, Malta Financial Services Authority, investment advisory firms, stock brokers, hedge funds, consultancy companies, fund administrators and other financial services firms. Some students have even found jobs in London.

The financial services sector is a growing sector in the Maltese economy and this augurs well in the creation of well paid and challenging opportunities for our graduate students.

Our graduates have also distinguished themselves in postgraduate studies at the Maters level, CFA and MBA level in banking and finance with prestigious foreign universities.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.