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Diploma in Banking and Finance

Diploma in Banking and Finance

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Program Overview

The Two-Years Diploma program in Banking and Finance (BAF) is designed to provide students with both the conceptual and technical skills needed by the potential employers of BAF diploma graduates.  In this two-year BAF Diploma program, students will study several concentration courses in banking and finance, as well as business, economics, statistics and a variety of other skills necessary to the market needs. In addition to catering for the needs of entry level jobs in the market, the ECT BAF Diploma Courses may also be articulated with a Bachelor Program in Banking and Finance being offered in four-year senior colleges and universities in the country and abroad.

Learning Outcomes

All graduates of ECT Two-Year Banking and Finance Diploma Program will have the ability to:

  • Recognize basic banking and finance concepts.
  • Identify key issues in different areas of banking and finance.
  • Use mathematical techniques in banking and finance practice.
  • Employ various tools of banking and finance practice.
  • Use information technology in banking and finance practice.
  • Solve basic level banking and finance problems.
  • Perform as both team members and team leaders

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Diploma in Banking and Finance Program Study Plan

No Course Title Code Credits Pre-Requisites
Year I – Semester I
1 College Mathematics MTH100 3 None
2 Accounting Theory & Practice I ACC101 3 None
3 Microeconomics ECO201 3 None
4 Information Technology Skills I CIS101 3 None
5 Business Organization and Management MAN101 3 None
Year I – Semester II
1 Communication ENG102 3 None
2 Business Mathematics MTH102 3 MTH100
3 Accounting Theory & Practice II ACC102 3 ACC101
4 Macroeconomics ECO202 3 ECO201
5 (Elective) 3
Year I – Semester III
1 (Elective) 3
2 Study Skills SSR101 3 None
3 Introduction to Financial Management BAF201 3 ECO201, ACC101
Total Credit Hours for Year 1 39
No. Course Title Code Credits Pre-Requisites
Year II – Semester I
1 Islamic Culture ISC100 3 None
2 Professional Ethics PHI200 3 None
3 Financial Institutions & Markets BAF202 3 BAF201
4 Islamic Banking BAF203 3 BAF201
Year II – Semester II
1 Natural Sciences NSC201 3 None
2 Computer Application in Banking & Finance BAF204 3 ACC102
3 Commercial Banking (capstone course) BAF205 3 BAF202
4 Organizational Behavior MAN202 3 MAN101
Total credit hours for the Whole Program 63
Elective Courses
1 Service Marketing MKT100 3 None
2 Business Statistics STAT201 3 MTH102
3 Introduction to Internet and Website Hosting ECM101 3 CIS 101
4 Banking and Finance Internship BAF207 3 30 Credit hours
5 Financial Analysis BAF206 3 BAF201
6 Computerized Accounting System ACC103 3 ACC101

Diploma Course Descriptions

Secondary School Certificate

Students applying for admission to any of the ECT academic programs must be graduates with a UAE Secondary School Certificate, or its equivalent, as stated in the admission requirements set in the Ministerial Decrees (No. 200/year 2004 and No 133/year 2005), in addition to meeting the following admission requirements:

  • All applicants for ECT’s programs must achieve a recognized and official secondary school certificate, or its equivalent, showing successful completion of secondary education.
  • All applicants who studied at private schools have to be graduates from a school that is licensed and recognized by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  • Students who complete a UAE General Secondary School Certificate must achieve a minimum score of 60% for entry to ECT’s under-graduate programs, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. However, students with scores of less than 60% can study in the Foundation Certificate program and should pass five courses, before they proceed to the college programs, namely:
ACS001 Arabic Communication
MTH002 Mathematics
SSR001 Study Skills
ENG001 English Communication
  • Students with Industrial, Applied Technology, Commercial and Agricultural Secondary School Certificates and with a minimum score of 65% can be admitted to ECT programs. However, students with these certificates and with scores less than 65% can be admitted in the Foundation Program. Students under this category should provide an equivalency from the Ministry of Education.
  • Applicants from foreign schools that follow systems of education applied in their native countries, which have two levels of secondary school education, have to complete the higher level of secondary education in order to be admitted.

Additional Requirements

To apply for any program offered by ECT, prospective students must submit:

  • Admission application (completed in full, signed and dated) Copy of a valid passport, with the UAE residence visa (if appropriate)
  • Originals or certified copies of all ‘attested’ education certificates including completion certificates and transcripts  from other higher education institutions for transfer credit purpose
  • English Proficiency Certificate (if appropriate)
  • 2 Passport size photographs
  • A receipt to prove the payment of the non-refundable application fees.

*Prospective students must sign pledges at the Admission Office in order to complete the file.*Applicants who have submitted applications with missing information will be requested to provide required information prior to a full assessment of the application can be undertaken.

Proficiency in English

An adequate level of English language proficiency is required for admission. Applicants are required to present one of the following certificates of proficiency:

  • For English programs:
    1. Valid certified TOEFL results equivalent to 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT) or above
    2. Valid certified IELTS results band 5.0
    3. Valid certified PTE A score of (36-41) is equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0, and a PTE A score of (44) is equivalent to TOEFL 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT). Otherwise they may undertake a course of remedial or intensive English, but must achieve the required score before they can proceed into their academic programs.
  • For the Arabic program “Mass Communication and Public Relations”, students should submit a TOEFL certificate with a score of 450, or equivalent. A student with a score of 400 can study the first year program but needs to obtain a 450 score before proceeding to the second year.
  • For the Foundation Certificate Program, students who are admitted in the Foundation Program at ECT and wish to pursue their higher education also at ECT and have successfully completed the requirements of the Foundation Certificate Program must meet the English proficiency requirement.
  • Students who can’t provide a proof of English proficiency upon admission will be required to undertake remedial or intensive English courses provided by the ECT.

Policy Concerning Students Studying Remedial English (ESL) at ECT

The students who are studying remedial English courses (ESL) at ECT, prior to achieving the required TOEFL 500 or English Proficiency score as stated above (part c: Proficiency in English), are eligible to register provided that they fulfill all other admission requirements for ECT academic programs, in only eight ECT general education courses namely:

GEN102 Islamic Culture
BIT100 Introduction to Information Technology skills
MTH100 College Mathematics
ENG103 Study Skills
GEN100 Communication Skills in Arabic
GEN104 Man and environment
GEN106 Natural Science
ENG100 English I

Students are categorized according to their placement test/TOEFL results into the one of the five levels of remedial English. At each level of ESL courses, a student can register simultaneously into two of the eight general education courses as specified above.

Employability Scope

Throughout your Diploma Programs you will receive career guidance from our expert staff and Student Affairs Dept. You will gain valuable new skills which prepare you for work, graduate entry into management training programmes, or further study.

Professional Occupations

Professional occupations for which graduates are prepared in the program:

  • Assistant Financial Planning Officer
  • Relationship Banker
  • Assistant Credit Review Officer
  • Commercial Bank Sales Representative
  • Assistant Commercial Credit Officer
  • Portfolio Management Assistant

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