• Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Beirut, Debbieh, Tripoli
  • Faculty: Business Administration

Program Description

To receive a Bachelor Degree in Banking & Finance, a student must satisfactorily complete 100 credit hours with an overall minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 + ICDL (International Computer Driving License).

Career Opportunities: Banking Professional - Credit Analyst - Banking Teller - Personal Financial Advisory - Loans Officer - Financial Analyst - Financial Controller - Risk Analyst - Broker - Investment Banker - Security Analyst.


Chairperson Prof. Nehale Farid Mostafa
Professors Prof. Nehale Farid Mostafa
Associate Professor Dr. Alaa Abbas, Dr. Rania Mostafa
Assistant Professors Dr. AbdulRahman Beydoun
Lecturers Mrs Rachel Saad
Part-time Lecturers Dr. Pierre Khoury, Mr. Ayman Bazzi, Mr. Karim Bourdoukali

The mission of the Banking and Finance major is to prepare qualified students for various careers in the financial field. This is achieved through a structured curriculum that enables students to analyze and critically assess an entity’s financial conditions and values.

The bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Banking and Finance enables students to demonstrate a wide-range of financial competences and skills. A major in Banking and Finance aims at:

  • Ensuring an exceptional and distinctive learning experience.
  • Providing an educational environment in which students become skilled in actively pursuing the specific discipline of banking and finance.
  • Providing a basic understanding of how to apply key financial concepts and theories.
  • Developing financial technical skills.
  • Understanding how to integrate among areas of management, economics, accounting and finance.
  • Demonstrating the skills necessary to tackle problems within the complex world of international finance and banking.
  • Preparing and implementing findings directed at the evaluation of corporate, market, investment and risk management situations.
  • Demonstrating business and cultural skills related to the professional workplace in a local and international context.

a. Knowledge and Understanding

  • Understand the basic and foundational topics relevant to the business environment.
  • Describe how finance is integrated with business domains.
  • Follow up on contemporary theories for selected aspects of banking and finance.
  • Recognize the mechanism of investment procedures, financial assets allocations and financial strategies within a business. Banking & Finance Major
  • Provide the basis knowledge related to finance theories and models.
  • Provide a foundation in the methods and applications of evaluation in the fields of finance.
  • Acquire adequate knowledge in related fields of accounting, management and economics.
  • Examine methods of managing funds.
  • Differentiate between corporate finance management, investments and financial institutions.

b. Intellectual Skills

  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of the concepts and theories of finance.
  • Evaluate economic, business and financial information for decision making.
  • Evaluate the role of finance for individual organizations and for society as a whole.
  • Undertake effective problem-solving and decision-making using appropriate quantitative and qualitative financial techniques.
  • Attain good negotiation skills in the field of financial management.
  • Build commercial awareness and interests.

c. Practical and Professional Skills

  • Conduct research through the creation, extraction and analysis of financial information.
  • Apply relevant software and programs in order to better analyze financial data.
  • Formulate and implement strategies in financial organizations.
  • Apply creative, logical and critical thinking to respond effectively to financial issues and financial crises.
  • Analyze how corporations deal with financial problems.

d. General and Transferable Skills

  • Communication skills.
  • Presentations skills.
  • Analyze financial data in an organized form.
  • Make effective use of IT tools in the field of finance.
  • Work in a team.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Time management skills.

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor in Business Administration (Banking and Finance Major) consists of 100 credit hours of course work + ICDL.

Graduates may seek employment in multiple professional settings, since finance professionals are necessary in a wide variety of businesses and organizations.

Hence, our graduates may find careers in payroll, real estate, budget analysis, investor relations, financial reporting and among other areas.

Some career options include:

Banking Professional; Credit Analyst; Personal Financial Advisor; Loans Officer; Financial Analyst; Financial Controller; Risk Analyst; Investments Banker; Security Analyst; Lending Officer; Financial Planner

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
BACC201 Principles of Accounting I 3 3 Lec Major R
BECO201 Microeconomics 3 3 Lec Major R
BMTH201 Business Math 3 3 Lec Major R
BUSN201 Business Law 2 2 Lec Major R
BUSN203 Business Communications 2 2 Lec Major R
BUSN204 Business Ethics 2 2 Lec Major R
------- Major Electives 3 3 Crs Major E
Second Semester
BACC202 Principles of Accounting II 3 3 Lec Major R
BECO202 Macroeconomics 3 3 Lec Major R
BMGT202 Principels of Management 3 3 Lec Major R
BMTH202 Business Statistics 3 3 Lec Major R
------- Major Electives 3 3 Crs Major E
Third Semester
BACC301 Intermediate Accounting I 3 3 Lec Major R
BMGT301 Organizational Behavior 3 3 Lec Major R
BMGT302 Operations Management 3 3 Lec Major R
BMIS301 Management Information Systems I 3 3 Lec Major R
BMKT301 Principles of Marketing 3 3 Lec Major R
------- Major Electives 4 4 Crs Major E
Fourth Semester
BACC302 Intermediate Accounting II 3 3 Lec Major R
BFIN302 Financial Management 3 3 Lec Major R
BFSC302 Taxation Systems 3 3 Lec Major R
BMGT304 Strategic Management 3 3 Lec Major R
------- Major Electives 2 2 Crs Major E
Fifth Semester
BFIN401 Security Analysis 3 3 Lec Major R
BFIN403 Portfolio Management 3 3 Lec Major R
BFIN405 Principles of Insurance 3 3 Lec Major R
------- Major Electives 2 2 Crs Major E
------- University Requirements 6 6 Crs CUR
Sixth Semester
BFIN402 Islamic Banking 3 3 Lec Major R
BFIN404 Bank Management 3 3 Lec Major R
BFIN406 Fundamentals of Risk Management 3 3 Lec Major R
BFIN410 Senior Project & Internship 3 3 Lec Major R
------- Major Electives 2 2 Crs Major E
------- University Requirements 3 3 Crs CUR

Major Electives (Major E)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
BECO402 Money & Banking 3 3 Lec Major E
BECO405 Public Finance & Fiscal Policy 3 3 Lec Major E
BECO417 Applied Econometrics 3 3 Lec Major E
BFIN411 Real Estate Finance 3 3 Lec Major E
BFIN412 Financial Institutions & Capital Markets 3 3 Lec Major E
BFIN413 Derivatives 3 3 Lec Major E
BFIN414 International Finance 3 3 Lec Major E
BFIN415 Credit & Risk Analysis 3 3 Lec Major E
BMIS302 Management Information Systems II 3 3 Lec Major E
BUSN420 Corporate Social Responsibility 3 3 Lec Major E