The Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Finance – Banking

Introduction

The Finance – Banking Program whose aim is to help learners gain more career opportunities in different financial organizations is generally constructed. Two specialized fields that the program focus on are professions in activities of banks and financial markets.

Being highly appreciated in the current challenging economy, the Finance & Banking major brings a lot of career opportunities and promotions to those who have high expertise. Whether it is a period of economic growth or downturn, Finance – Banking is still a necessary major because it relates to transactions, money circulation of the economy. It plays an orienting role in monetary and fiscal policies.

COURSE INFORMATION

Benefits

Associated with Career

Being highly appreciated in the current challenging economy, Finance & Banking major brings a lot of career opportunities and promotions to those who have high expertise. Whether it is a period of economic growth or downturn, Finance – Banking is still a necessary major because it relates to transactions, money circulation of the economy. It plays an orienting role in monetary and fiscal policies.

Flexible ways of learning

More than 80 % of the program is delivered via the internet. Therefore, learners can get access to lessons, learning materials or exercises anywhere, anytime through a desktop, laptop, or a smartphone connected to the Internet. Learners can see video lessons directly, or download in PowerPoint form, or offline scripts

Praticial curriculum

Lessons are concisely presented in theory and provide illustrations relating to finance – banking professions. Besides, learners have to come to class once either on Saturday or Sunday throughout the semester to practise on banking operations, exchange ideas with corporate experts.

Supportive lecturers and officers

Lecturers in charge of the courses are responsible for keeping track of each learner’s learning process. Learners could discuss with other students or with their teachers via the school forum in the online learning portals, and emails. Technical problems are consulted via the school consultancy center.

Nationally Accredited Degree

The Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Finance - Banking belongs to the national degree system; holders of the degree can further their studies.

Reasonable tuition

The average tuition is 480,000VND for each credit; learners can pay their tuition for each semester depending on the number of registered courses. Learners are provided with free learning materials and resources.

The Academic Program

The program content of the Finance and Banking program includes all knowledge equivalent to that of the face-to-face undergraduate program of the same major. It is designed in the practical orientation. Learners would get employment opportunities as soon as they complete professional certificates. General knowledge is accumulated at the same time or later, which aims is to broaden their perception of the current context to develop their critical thinking.

The whole program consisting if 37 courses with 108 credits ( excluding foreign languages and IT ), is implemented within ten semesters at a normal study pace. Learners can slow down or accelerate their study, but they have to follow the compulsory frame in following order:

Study Skills
Basic Finance Certificate
Certificate in Corporate Finance
Modern Banking Certificate
Financial Investment Certificate
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance – Banking

The academic program can be summarized as follows:

Study Skills

This certificate provides learners with necessary skills helping them take an active role in their learning process, use IT competently for learning, and develop themselves and their career.
1. Study Skills

Basic Finance Certificate

This certificate provides basic knowledge of finance and financial markets as a foundation for career development in the field of banking and finance. Students are provided with general knowledge of the economy, basic financial-accounting knowledge, and financial markets. The course on Basic Financial Management helps learners to synthesize the knowledge they have learned in specific and practical situations.
2. Principles of Accounting
3. Guests’ lectures
4. Money and Banking
5. Principles of Management
6. Business Statistics
7. Financial Markets
8. Corporate Finance 1
9. Basic Finance Practice

Certificate in Corporate Finance

This certificate ensures an employee’s professional skills in the financial division: be able to make financial plans for companies, analyze financial reports, evaluate investment projects, and participate in calculating Enterprise value as well as sales projects and enterprise merger. By the end of this course, learners are required to make a financial project which consists of surveying information, doing financial planning, and analyzing an enterprise’s financial report.
10. International Finance
11. Corporate Finance 2
12. Financial Accounting
13. Derivative Market
14. Management Accounting
15. Financial statement analysis
16. Enterprise Analysis and Valuation
17. Project on Enterprise Finance

Modern Banking Certificate

This certificate ensures the professional capacity of employees in primary divisions of modern banks on the core banking system consisting of Individual Clients, Enterprise Clients, Foreign Exchange Business, Credit, International Payment. The basic knowledge helps learners develop their career to a higher level in commercial banks when accumulating sufficient experience. The course simulating Commercial Banking allows learners to experience the core banking system with all the functions like a real front office of banks. By the end of this course, learners will do a project on the commercial bank, which consists of analyzing professional banking processes to improve operations to meet the required standard.
18. Commercial Bank Profession
19. International Payment
20. Bank Accounting
21. Credit Appraisal
22.Foreign exchange trading
23. Commercial Bank Management
24. Commercial Banking Simulation
25. Project on Banking Profession

Financial Investment Certificate

Financial Investment Certificate ( 1 semester ) This certificate ensures learners’ professional capacity at the starting level of consulting an individual investment or making an investment at stock companies, investment funds, and banks. By the end of this course, learners will do a project on financial investment, which consists of analyzing, building and managing an investment portfolio or applying methods of analyzing, evaluating stocks in the market, and have basic analytical techniques to propose a desirable price for the investment.
26. Investment Portfolio Management
27. Financial Risk Management
28. Financial investment and Analysis
29. Project on Financial Investment

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Banking

Upon completion of this stage, learners would meet all the requirements of the Finance – Banking program at HCM Open University.
30. Principles of Marketing
31. Linear Algebra
32. Analytics
33. Theory of Probability and Statistics
34. Business Communication
35. Introduction to laws
36. Principle of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy (P1)
37. Principle of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy (P2)
38. Revolution Way of Vietnam Communist Party
39. Ho Chi Minh’s Ideology
40. Microeconomics 1
41. Macroeconomics 1

Requirements

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Bachelor’s Degree program in Finance and Banking, learners have to meet either of the two admission requirements as follows:
  + Having the high school diploma or equivalent under the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training;
  + Holding an associate degree majoring in Finance and Banking or graduating from other universities if learners want to exempt some courses.

IT requirements:

Since most of the contents are carried out via Internet, learners should have many minimum facilities as follows:
Desktop or laptop
Although mobile devices can be used for most learning activities, learners have to use desktops or laptops to do exercises in some courses.
Internet connection: Minimum 3Mpbs.

Minimum Operating system:

+ Windows XP/2000/2003;
+ Mac OS X;
+ Netware 6;
+ Solaris 10 (Sparc and x64);
+ Linux Distributions

Minimum Browser:

+ Firefox 4;
+ Internet Explorer 10;
+ Safari 5;
+ Google Chrome 11;
+ Opera 9.