Programme Overview

The primary objective of the BSc Banking & Finance is to develop leaders for the business, government, and educational communities and to assist them in making contributions to society. This is in sync with Ghana Christian University College’s mission, which is to nurture and equip leaders with a distinctive Christian world-view to transform communities and organizations in which they serve.

Aims of the programme:

BSc Banking & Finance degree is designed to

  • Provide an understanding of the banking and financial industries.
  • Develop specialist knowledge across the core areas of banking and finance and provides the grounding required for graduates to be functionally competent in the field of study.
  • Provide the academic foundation and practical training for persons who are working in the banking and financial services sector or who are interested in a career in the sector.
  • Provide an understanding of basic economics as the underlying basis of the transfer and growth of money in the financial services system.
  • Gain an understanding of the securities, banking, and insurance industries.
  • Provide the skills and knowledge to begin pursuit of careers in the various fields.
  • Develop practical skills and understanding of theory to better position students to respond to the performance demands of the banking and finance sector.
  • Practice driven activities and sharing of practical experience that are linked to the structure and operations of institutions in the banking and financial service sector.
  • Develop requisite knowledge and attitudes, and application of skills aimed at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of operations in the sector and the economy as a whole.

SSSCE Applicants: An average score of twenty-four (24) or better comprising (A-D) in three (3) Core Subjects i.e. English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and in three (3) Elective Subjects (A-D) as prescribed.

WASSCE Applicants: An average score of thirty-six (36) or better comprising (A1-C6) in three Core Subjects i.e. English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and in three (3) Elective Subjects (A1-C6) as prescribed.

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Applicants: Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for Science students) as prescribed.

General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) Candidates: Credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising  three (3) core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus three (3) relevant electives subjects.

Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) Candidates: Full diploma certificate in ABCE: The applicant must have had Credit passes (A-D) in six (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or  Senior School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or West African  Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). ABCE candidates may be considered for admission to level 200 of the degree programme.

Professional and other Qualifications: All professional qualifications and any other qualifications beyond the ones specified above must be referred to the National Accreditation Board for the establishment of their equivalences, to determine their eligibility for admission.   

Mature Student’s: Candidates must have attained the age of 25 years or above, in addition to credit passes in English Language and Mathematics in SSSCE/WASSCE or any other nationally recognised standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC’s aegis). The applicants must passed Matured Students’ Entrance Examination moderated and marked scripts vetted by University for Development Studies (UDS). All mature students are admitted to the second year of the programme.

Foreign Students: Foreign students may be admitted on the basis of qualification from their home country for which the National Accreditation Board (NAB) shall determine equivalences and eligibility. Evidence of proficiency in English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non English speaking countries.

Course Schedule

Semester One

Code Subject Theory Practical Credit
GCCS101 3 0 3
GCCS103 2 1 3
GCCS105 3 0 3
GCCS107 3 0 3
GCCS109 3 0 3
GCCS111 3 0 3

Semester Two

Code Subject Theory Practical Credit
GCCS102 3 0 3
GCCS104 2 1 3
GCCS106 3 0 3
GCCS108 3 0 3
GCCS112 2 0 2
GCU1201 0 0 0