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COURSE TITLE Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Finance and Marketing
 
COURSE CODE UBCOMFT

POSTNOMINAL

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
FRAMEWORK LEVEL

DURATION

MODE OF ATTENDANCE

TOTAL ECTS CREDITS

B.Com.(Melit.)

First Cycle

Level 6

3 Years

Full-time

180

COURSE OVERVIEW

The overall objectives of the Bachelor of Commerce undergraduate degree programme is to provide the participants with a high-quality and a career-oriented education for a diverse student population. It is an inter-disciplinary programme covering a wide range of subjects and areas of study. The course provides the participants with a broad understanding of the complexity and dynamics present in contemporary business and public organizations. It trains the participants to gain the conceptual skills and an analytical approach necessary to tackle the problems facing organizations in today’s environment.

The first three years of the Course shall be common to both the course leading to the Bachelor of Commerce and to the course leading to the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours).

The first year which is common for all students, consists of compulsory study-units (including a study-unit in Mathematics and a study-unit in Accountancy), to which a total of 56 credits are assigned and optional study-units to which 4 credits are assigned.

The second year consists of study-units in each of the two areas of specialization chosen, to which 28 credits are assigned and optional study-units to which 4 credits are assigned.

The third year consists of study-units in each of the two areas of specialization chosen, to which 30 credits are assigned.

Students who successfully complete the Course by obtaining 180 credits shall be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce or may register for the Honours Programme in one of the chosen areas of specialization if eligible in terms of the Bye-Laws for the course.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Commerce degree course, the participants will have gained a deep and broad understanding of the two areas of study which they would have followed. They will have acquired the conceptual skills and the analytical approach necessary to tackle problems in the areas of their specializations. They will be capable of developing effective strategies, managing risks and take effective decisions in their future careers.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce qualify for a variety of roles in private, public and non profit organizations. A Bachelor’s degree prepares the participants to enter most of the various fields of commerce, public enterprises and related areas at mid-level positions.

The Bachelor of Commerce degree gives graduates with a satisfactory performance access to the Bachelors of Commerce (Honours) in one of the areas of specialization.
 
COURSE INTENDED FOR The target audience are students who want to enter a career in an area of Commerce or of Public Administration.
 
MOBILITY PERIOD Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the second semester of the second year of the course.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements:

A pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level in Pure Mathematics

Or
the Certificate in Banking of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (comprising six subjects) and a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level in Pure Mathematics or (ii) the Diploma in Banking and Financial Services offered by MCAST and a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level in Pure Mathematics.

Applicants who lack only a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level in Pure Mathematics shall be admitted under those conditions as the Board may impose to compensate for the missing element. If, by the end of the first year of the Course, such students do not successfully complete all the requirements to progress regularly to the second year, they shall be required to withdraw from the Course, and shall neither be entitled to repeat the year nor to progress conditionally as normally permitted under the Principal Regulations.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2013.

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


 

 

 
Last Updated: 12 June 2017
 
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.

For applicable fees please check the link on the Finance Office webpage.
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