Undergraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance

Undergraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance at Domain Academy Malta is aimed at those people in the later stage of their graduate programme, as well as professionals in the industry looking to enhance their knowledge and experience in the field. This course is also suitable for students who wish to pursue a career in the financial services industry.

Intake

March & October

EQF / MQF Level

Level 5

Mode of Delivery

Traditional

Duration of Course

1 Academic Year, 3-hours, Twice a Week (Full-Time and part-time options available)

Operational End Date

N/A

N/A

ECTS Credits

60 ECTS

Programme Qualifies for

Get Qualified Scheme

Certificate after completing

Student Success Rate

98.5

Awarding Bodies

Domain Academy
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Intake

March & October

EQF / MQF Level

Level 5

Mode of Delivery

Traditional

Duration of Course

1 Academic Year, 3-hours, Twice a Week (Full-Time and part-time options available)

Operational End Date

N/A

N/A

ECTS Credits

60 ECTS

Programme Qualifies for

Get Qualified Scheme

Certificate after completing

Student Success Rate

98.5

Course Description

This programme provides students with an understanding of how the financial markets operate, the key players and the issues that they are currently facing. Throughout this course students will be exposed to various elements of the financial word including money and banking and the different types of financial markets and instruments used in this industry. An important underlying aspect of this course is the Maltese laws and regulation which govern the industry. Furthermore, throughout this course students will also be exposed to equity market derivatives, which are complex investment vehicles being used in the financial services industry. This course also addresses anti-money laundering practices including terrorist financing and sanctions. Students will be made aware of various sanctions that exist and different ways how to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. Upon completion of this programme students will have a vast knowledge of how the financial system and the keys players operate, the importance of anti-money laundering and different ways howto value investment projects.  

 

Overall Programme Objectives:

 

a) Develop a comprehensive understanding of the banking and finance industry

b) Understand the local financial regulatory framework

c) Explain the roles and functions of various financial markets.

d) Build an ethical approach to banking and finance by identifying fraudulent financial activity and money laundering activities.

Target Group:

Learners who wish to widen access to higher education and improve the career prospects within the finance sector.

This qualification is ideal for learners who have obtained the matriculation certificate or relevant qualification at MQF/EQF Level 4 and would like to peruse a progression route to a degree-level study in Finance.  It is also suitable for mature learners who are currently employed and wish to change or advance their career in the financial services industry.

Target Audience:

  • 18+

Course Language:

English

Where you will learn:
Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta
What you will study
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Year 1
UGHDBF - Year 1
Introduction to Finance

Core Module

250

Learning Hours

10 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

The main aim of the module is to provide an introduction to basicconcepts in finance which include but are not limited to computing to determinepresent and future values, understanding risk, return and other technical termsused in finance . This module also provides an understanding of the differentfinancial securities and terminology in finance.  

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UGHDBF - Certificate

UGHDBF - Diploma 1

UGHDBF - Year 1

Introduction to Money and Banking

Core Module

250

Learning Hours

10 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

The main aim of the module is to provide an introduction to the global banking system and how their roles were forced to change due to the constant changing environment. This module provides an understanding to the central banking and monetary policy, international banking, shadow banking and fundamental banking issues.

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UGHDBF - Certificate

UGHDBF - Diploma 1

UGHDBF - Year 1

Financial Markets

Core Module

250

Learning Hours

10 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

The main aim of the module is to provide an introduction to the nature of the financial services providers which operate exclusively within the financial markets along with the financial instruments which are used.

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UGHDBF - Diploma 1

UGHDBF - Year 1

Financial Services Law and Regulation

Core Module

250

Learning Hours

10 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

The main aim of the module is to incorporate an extensive overview of both the principles and techniques which are involved in the regulation of financial services generally and in Malta. This unit provides an overview of the various structures set out for the protection of investors and institutions.

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UGHDBF - Certificate

UGHDBF - Diploma 1

UGHDBF - Year 1

Equity Derivatives

Core Module

250

Learning Hours

10 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

The main aim of the module is to provide an understanding of the concept of derivatives which are often used in finance. This module also provides insight to the different types of derivative products and their application whilst providing knowledge about the trading of derivatives on the stock exchange.

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UGHDBF - Diploma 1

UGHDBF - Year 1

Accounting for Bankers

Optional Module

200

Learning Hours

8 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

This unit provides a general overview of the most commonly used accounting concepts which bankers and workers within the financial services industry will encounter on a daily basis.    

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UGHDBF - Diploma 1

UGHDBF - Year 1

International Banking

Optional Module

200

Learning Hours

8 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

This unit provides information about the main markets of international  banking, their activities, and their regulations. The main aim is to provide  students with a good footing in the theory and practice of modern  international banking while respecting related policy issues.    

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UGHDBF - Diploma 1

UGHDBF - Year 1

Introduction to Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Sanctions

Core Module

250

Learning Hours

10 ECTS

Credits

UK Credits

The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of what money laundering is and what forms of property can be laundered. This module also delves into the aspects of sanctions and why they are important.

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UGHDBF - Certificate 2

UGHDBF - Diploma 2

UGHDBF - Year 1

How will you learn

This diploma is delivered with a flexible classroom-based method, through a variety of course materials, case studies, discussions, presentations, enquiry-based learning and problem-solving activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our own teaching portal.

Where you will learn:

Lessons will be held in class in our premises at Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta.

Assessment

Formative assessment

The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by lecturers to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning and development. More specifically, formative assessments throughout the modules will:

– help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need improvement

– help lecturers recognise where students are struggling and address problems immediately

Summative assessment

Assessments will be designed according to the guidelines of each module specification. In general, the assessments will enable learners to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes across the individual elements of the program. The range of assessments utilized will normally include essays, reports, presentations and other structured assignments.

Assessments are drafted in conjunction with the curriculum development department and tutor concerned. Final version is confirmed by the curriculum development department.

Assessments are moderated by tutor concerned, then also verified by the Internal Verifier.

The assessment will be based on assignment for each module. There may be one or two assignment for each module.

The assignment will consist of criteria related to each topic within the module with the respective outcomes.

Structure of Programme
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures

This programme offers both variety and flexibility, ensuring that the learning and assessment activities are relevant and of value for future progression.Throughout this programme learners are continuously and actively involved in all teaching methods including;

  • Lectures
  • Hands-on activities
  • Seminar
  • Workshops
  • Enquiry-based learning

Lectures and other teaching methods are delivered interactively, with discussion sessions and tutorials in the form of hands-on and problem-solving activities building on the relevant academic study skills including concepts and practices.

These activities help learners to use different research and online tools. Learners are asked to reflect on the tools and activities, inviting discussions with regards to their own knowledge and skill and adapt these tools to their current situations and contexts. Feedback is given where appropriate throughout the course.

Learners are also introduced to appropriate websites and other related material for further development of their knowledge and skills.

Grading System

Grading will be based on – Pass – Merit – and Distinction.

Resits will be permitted for each respected assignment and module. No more than two resits are permitted to the student and the grading will be only a Pass.

Entry Requirement

Relevant qualification at MQF/EQF level 4 which includes a module on ResearchMethods; OR

Relevant qualification at MQF/EQF level 4 and Research Methods as a module; OR

Relevant qualification at MQF/EQF level 4 and work experience in conducting first hand research; OR

At least 3-year relevant Industry Experience as defined in Domain Academy’s RPL which includes work experience in conducting first hand research.

 

If English is not your first language, you will need to sit for an internal English assessment

Fees & Funding

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