Master of Science in Global Banking and Finance

Program Description
A revolutionary program in banking and finance designed to provide quality specialized education in banking, finance and related studies by developing critical, scholarly and professional skill sets in all major fields of banking and finance for those working or aspiring to develop a career in the financial sector. The aim is to train global leaders in banking and finance.

Students will find the course useful in professional programs such as Certified Financial Analysts (CFA), Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analyst (ICIFA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Our MSc. Global Banking & Finance is comparable to the best MSc. or MBA Banking & Finance courses in Europe or America. This course will open your world to a global career. This face-to-face program will be delivered at USIU-Africa Campus, Nairobi, with admission on a semester basis.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the students will be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge of the evolution and workings of the global financial system in the marketplace.
  2. Use the knowledge and skills acquired appropriately to banking and financial operations.
  3. Evaluate alternative policies and theories in international banking and finance.
  4. Conduct research on global banking and finance.
  5. Adapt to different digital operations in banking and finance.
  6. Adhere to ethical behavior in banking and finance environment.

Students will be required to undergo experiential learning by participating in a Global Study Tour and write a comprehensive report supervised by a faculty.

Mode of Delivery of the Program
A variety of delivery modes and methods that promote creativity and critical thinking in learning will be employed in the delivery of the program, including case studies, problem solving strategies, use of projects and lectures complimented with question and answer approach, as well as field trips.

Admission Requirements
The following are the requirements of the proposed MA in Criminal and Transitional program:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree with at least a second upper-class honors or a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 from an accredited institution of higher learning with a background in a business field or equivalent relevant work experience, or
  2. A Bachelor’s degree with a lower second-class honors with a GPA of 2.50 on a scale of 4.00 in a business field or its equivalent with additional training, evidence of research capability either through research, paper presentation or peer reviewed publication, or
  3. A Bachelor’s degree with a lower second-class honors with a GPA of 2.50 on a scale of 4.00 or its equivalent and at least two years of relevant working experience.

Students seeking admission from non-English speaking countries shall provide evidence of English proficiency (i.e. Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Why USIU-Africa?

  • With dual accreditation, USIU-Africa degree programs are recognized as meeting both high Kenyan and American standards.
  • USIU-Africa, established in 1969, is the oldest private university in Kenya.
  • More than 60 nationalities represented - a multicultural university.
  • World-class faculty and facilities.

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