Master of Banking and Finance

Refine your knowledge of financial strategy and enhance your competitive skills in this finance and banking program. It provides excellent preparation for the first level of the Chartered International Financial Analyst exam, as well as the knowledge and skills to pursue a wide range of specialized and senior leadership roles. The ISC launched a Master [...]

Refine your knowledge of financial strategy and enhance your competitive skills in this finance and banking program. It provides excellent preparation for the first level of the Chartered International Financial Analyst exam, as well as the knowledge and skills to pursue a wide range of specialized and senior leadership roles.
The ISC launched a Master in Finance and Banking to keep pace with developments in the financial and banking sector in society. The department is interested in providing students with everything related to financial and banking sciences, through scientific and practical programs prepared according to the latest methods used in this field and in a way that qualifies the student scientifically and practically. To work and contribute to building the financial and banking institutions operating in the community.

Key features of the course

  • This master’s aims to raise the academic level of employees in the financial and banking sector who have obtained a first university degree by obtaining a master’s degree in banking and finance, in order to harmonize the theoretical financial and banking knowledge with practical experiences and skills using the latest educational means and modern technology methods in the financial and banking field.
  • This master’s degree is distinguished by its integrated study plan, which includes specialized courses in the field of banking and financial sciences that include multiple aspects, and in line with the latest developments in the science of finance and banking, with the aim of providing the financial and banking community with cadres holding a master’s degree in banking and financial sciences possessing theoretical and applied skills, capabilities and knowledge, which They make an effective contribution to excellence in their performance when employed in the field of work, each according to his specialization.
  • The program is also distinguished in its preparation of its graduates after completing their studies and obtaining a master’s degree in banking and finance to develop their career level and assume higher administrative positions with their delegated institutions and carry out new and specialized job tasks compared to their previous status, through the (Added Value) that graduates gain from New knowledge, capabilities and skills after their graduation, as well as opening new horizons for them to complete their higher studies or go to obtain prestigious professional certificates on a global level, such as the Certified Financial Analyst
  • Certificate and the Certified Management Accountant Certificate, etc. It contributes effectively to raising the qualifications of the financial and banking sector cadres, academically and professionally.

The first stage - Compulsory courses 72 Credits

1
Scientific Research Methodology

The course includes scientific research methods related to defining scientific research and clarifying its importance, types, steps and methods. It also deals with the sources and methods of data collection and methods of data analysis as well as methods of inspection and estimation and all statistical methods that can be used in the processes of analysis and scientific research in the fields of economics and management.

2
Financial futures and fixed income investments

The course includes an examination of the structure, uses, and strategies associated with the financial futures markets. Valuation and hedging. Speculative activity, and other related future risk management issues are discussed. Types of fixed income securities and default risk. Valuation of fixed income securities and their use in investment and risk management.

3
Markets and Financial Institutions

This course focuses on the business of financial markets and institutions in the Arab world and all over the world. Includes interest rate determination, policies, management and policies of commercial banks.

4
Financial Management Policies

This course includes advanced theories and applications underlying financial decision making. Case studies and model building. Topics include financial evaluation, capital structure, dividend policy, and restructuring. Mergers and acquisitions, corporate bankruptcy, agency theory, and initial public offerings.

5
World Bank management

This course examines the management of the international banking function. Defining objectives, developing strategies, establishing the organizational structure, and managing operations. It looks at international banking, foreign lending, risks, limitations, and portfolio considerations. International banking trends and their implications for regulation are also addressed.

6
Commercial Banking

This course includes the objectives, restrictions, and policies applicable to the management of commercial banks. Emphasis will be placed on asset and liability management, service marketing and other banking functions.

Optional courses 24 Credits

1
Stock Analysis

The course includes the analysis of securities, the organization and operation of their markets. Defining and evaluating the risk and reward structure of equity and debt securities. Special focus on common stock. Other topics include options, mutual fluids, and technical analysis.

2
Financial risk management

The course includes a survey of financial instruments used to manage financial risk, including forward contracts, forward contracts, options and swaps. Emphasis is placed on identifying financial risks and designing an optimal risk management program.

3
International financial strategy

This course covers aspects of the strategic financial environment and management of companies operating in the global arena. To include recent developments in financial strategy, international trade and economic decision-making.

4
Portfolio Management

The course includes practical and theoretical problems related to portfolio optimization, construction and revision techniques. Portfolio targets for individuals, companies and liquids. Measuring portfolio performance and relevant empirical evidence. The role of the computer in portfolio management.

5
Financial planning and statement analysis

Examine the fundamental analysis of corporate financial planning and financial statements. Determining reliable estimates of companies' core earning power, earning risk and appraisal.

6
Corporate Finance

The course includes an in-depth examination of assets and liabilities and capital structure management, with emphasis on capital budgeting techniques for valuation; risk assessment; Working capital management and short, medium and long term financing methods.

The second stage - Practical Training 30 Credits

1
Practical Training

In practical training, the student is assigned to teach a virtual course chosen by the college from among the courses studied by the student at the bachelor's level. The student should divide this course from twelve to fourteen brief lectures. The student presents each lecture in the form of a written summary of its topic in Word or PDF format, accompanied by a video recording of it with the student's voice using Power Point, the duration of which is no less than ten minutes and not more than about twenty minutes.

The thrid stage - Master's Thesis 54 Credits

1
Master’s Thesis

The student submits a request to the university administration to register a master’s thesis, along with a proposed topic in one of the subspecialty tracks.

● If the initial approval of the subject title is achieved, the college council will designate a supervisor to guide and follow up the student in preparing the plan.

● The research plan includes the importance of the topic and a critical presentation of previous studies in it, specifically the research problem, then defining the study's curriculum and its main hypotheses or questions that you want to answer, and the division of the study and its sources.

● The student presents his proposed plan in a scientific seminar, discussing the plan as a topic and an approach.

● The student adjusts his plan based on the professors' observations in the seminar if he is asked to amend.

● After the seminar, the plan is presented to the college council to take its decision regarding the registration of the subject.

● In the event of approval, the college council’s decision is presented to the university council to approve registration, and the registration date is calculated from the university council’s approval date

To study a master’s degree at International Suleiman College, applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. At International Suleiman College, we believe that a bachelor's degree is no longer enough to compete in the labor market, so we offer high-quality postgraduate programs for anyone who has a bachelor's degree and wishes to achieve their academic and research ambitions.
International Suleiman College provides a study commensurate with the student's capabilities, especially in line with the time allotted daily for study, given that the master's student has practical and social responsibilities. We expect fully taught students to be able to obtain a master's degree within two academic years. We expect students studying partially to be able to obtain a master's degree within 3-4 years of study.
The academic year is divided into four semesters. In each semester, the student is allowed to register a maximum of two research courses and one minimum course with a maximum of 24 credit hours and a minimum of 12 credit hours. Classes are distributed as follows: • The first semester begins at the beginning of the third week of October and ends at the end of the third week of December. • The second semester begins at the beginning of the first week of January and ends at the end of the first week of March. • The third semester begins at the beginning of the second week of March and ends at the end of the second week of May. • The fourth semester begins at the beginning of the fourth week of May and ends at the end of the fourth week of July. • Summer vacation begins at the beginning of August and continues for the third week of October. • After the end of each semester, a two-week vacation is scheduled between semesters.
The tuition fee is £75 per credit hour, • Students are allowed to register a maximum of 24 credit hours each semester and 12 credit hours as a minimum. • The student pays a one-time enrollment fee of 200 pounds when registering with the ISC • The student pays 100 sterling pounds per semester as the registration fee for study subjects. • The iddat hour = four actual hours.
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