Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Science

Banking and Finance (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units for all students (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ACC1721 Financial Accounting and Control 1 4 ECTS
BKF2071 Principles of Finance 4 ECTS (NC)
ECN1011 Introductory Micro-Economics 4 ECTS (NC)

Compulsory Units for students taking Mathematics or Physics and Banking and Finance only

CIS1044 SQL for Statisticians 2 ECTS
INS2016 Economics of Risk Management 4 ECTS (NC)

Compulsory Units for students taking Statistics and Operations Research and Banking and Finance only

MAT1091 Mathematical Methods 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ACC1731 Financial Accounting and Control 2 4 ECTS
BKF2011 Banking 1 4 ECTS (NC)
ECN1021 Introductory Macro-Economics 4 ECTS (NC)

Compulsory Units for students taking Statistics and Operations Research and Banking and Finance only

MAT1116* Introduction to Vector Spaces 2 ECTS

*Students must check the pre-requisite requirements.



YEAR TWO

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

BKF2041 Financial Services Law 4 ECTS (NC)
BKF2320 Accounting for Bankers 1 2 ECTS
ECN2031 Econometrics 1 4 ECTS (NC)

Compulsory Units for students taking Mathematics or Physics and Banking and Finance only

INS3018 Investments and Derivative Markets 4 ECTS

Compulsory Units for students taking Statistics and Operations Research and Banking and Finance only

MAT2112 Linear Algebra 1 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

BKF2050 Foundations of Risk Management 4 ECTS (NC)
BKF3111 Practical Issues in Banking 4 ECTS (NC)
BKF3151 Securities Markets and Trading 4 ECTS (NC)
BKF3310 Thomson Reuters - Applied Analytics 4 ECTS




YEAR THREE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

BKF3041 International Banking 1 4 ECTS (NC)
BKF3050 Equity Markets 4 ECTS (NC)
BKF2091 Money and Banking 4 ECTS (NC)
BKF4211 Investment Banking 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

BKF3021 Fixed Income Analysis 4 ECTS (NC)
BKF3093 Governance and Regulations 2 ECTS
BKF4310 Financial Modelling 4 ECTS (NC)

Compulsory Units for students taking Mathematics or Physics and Banking and Finance only

BKF3308 Islamic Finance 4 ECTS (NC)

Compulsory Units for students taking Statistics and Operations Research and Banking and Finance only

BKF4370 Financial Mathematical Models 4 ECTS (NC)




YEAR FOUR

For students opting to do the dissertation in Banking and Finance

If students opt to do the dissertation in Banking and Finance, they are required to register for 22 ECTS credits in compulsory study-units and 18 ECTS credits assigned to the dissertation to a total of 40 ECTS credits.


For students opting to do the dissertation in the other area

If students opt NOT to do the dissertation in Banking and Finance, they are required to register for a total of 20 ECTS credits in compulsory study-units.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

BKF4161* Portfolio Management 2 ECTS
BKF4300* Dissertation 18 ECTS (NC)

*BKF4161 and BKF4300 are for students opting to do the dissertation in Banking and Finance.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

BKF4031 Investments and Finance 4 ECTS (NC)
BKF4051 Derivatives Markets 4 ECTS (NC)
BKF4390 Fundamental Tools for Investing 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

BKF4041 Corporate Finance 4 ECTS (NC)
BKF4270 Structured Investment Products 4 ECTS (NC)




This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Science (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Science.
 
Last Updated: 25 May 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.

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