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COURSE TITLE Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Insurance and Risk Management







B.Com. (Hons)(Melit.)

First Cycle

Level 6

1 Year



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 Insurance focuses on developing graduates to be able to work in all aspects of insurance services in Malta and abroad. The Honours year is a strong year in theoretical and practical courses aimed at developing the knowledge and skills in insurance of our graduates on a strong level.
LEARNING OUTCOMES Our graduates acquire a deep and broad understanding of all aspects of insurance, both theoretical and practical, that enable them to have rewarding careers in all sectors of insurance services.

Building on the solid foundations laid in the previous two years of insurance and finance studies, our students master the skills required to become effective insurance executives, risk managers, brokers and advisors. Students acquire the ability to think from first principles, to conduct solid research, to manage risk positions, and to offer sound insurance advice and risk coverage to several different clients.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Our graduates find good jobs in a wide range of challenging opportunities in the insurance industry. Students would also have excellent prospects of working abroad.

The insurance 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 will also have the possibility to distinguish themselves in postgraduate studies at the Maters level in foreign universities, and in completing the CII qualification.
COURSE INTENDED FOR Undergraduates reading Insurance 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 insurance industry.
Students who successfully complete Part One of the Course by obtaining 180 credits may opt to proceed to Part Two of the Course which comprises the fourth year leading to the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) if they

(a) have successfully completed Part One of the Course and have been placed in Category II or better in the classification for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce and

(b) have obtained a minimum average mark of 65% in the second and third year study-units in the 'Insurance' area of specialization.

Students who do not complete Part Two shall be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Commerce, classified according to the criteria indicated in the course bye-laws.

The Board shall publish the Course programme of study and the programmes of study for each area of specialization, drawn up in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Principal Regulations, and approved by Senate. Subject to the approval of Senate, the Board may make any necessary changes to the programmes of study and to the study-units required for the Degree.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2016.

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




Last Updated: 7 August 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.

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