Bachelor of Finance and Banking

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Finance and Banking (BFB) program focuses to prepare students to think critically and finding new ways to improve the industry. Students learn to communicate effectively on all levels and acquire leadership skills in the banking industry to become initiator of change by making complex and difficult decisions using modern finance methods. Students graduating from this course will be able to establish broad and coherent knowledge of the theoretical and professional disciplines of banking and finance which will enable themanalysecritically and identify better solutions within business constraints and solve applied problems in banking and finance.


What you'll study

Semester I

    • Introduction to Accounting
    • Business Mathematics
    • Introduction Micro-Economics
    • Business Communication
    • Business Computer Application
    • Development Perspective

Semester II

    • International Trade and Finance
    • Principles of Banking
    • Business Statistics
    • Money and Banking
    • Introductory Macro Economics
    • Business Laws

Semester III

    • Marketing Management
    • Research Methodology
    • Management Information System
    • Business Lending
    • Financial Management
    • Public Finance

Semester IV

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Operation Research
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Marketing and Institution
    • Banking Supervision and Regulation
    • Practical Training

Semester V

    • Principles of Management
    • Consultancy Skills
    • Risk Management
    • International Finance
    • Banking Business
    • Portfolio Management

Semester VI

    • Strategic Management
    • Banking Operations
    • Financial Analysis
    • Banking Law
    • Micro-Finance Services
    • Treasury Management
    • Managerial Economics
Entry Requirements

  • Form VI (six) with at least two principal passes in Accountancy, Economics, Mathematics and Commerce with total points not below 4.0 obtained from the scoring: A=5, B+ = 4, B=3, C=2, D=1, E=0.5, F=0 for those who completed studies in year 2014 onwards OR
  • Form VI (six) with at least two principle passes in Accountancy, Economics, Mathematics and commerce with total points not below 4.0 obtained from the scoring: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, S=0.5, F= 0 for those who completed studies before year 2014 OR
  • An appropriate Ordinary Diploma with second class or average of “B” pass OR,
  • An NTA Level 6 with at least Second Class equivalent qualification in the related subjects

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll be able to:

  • Apply finance skills in management of financial resources in an organziation
  • Apply banking principles to manage banking operations
  • Apply credit management and customer rating skills
  • Apply code of ethics in banking operations.
  • Apply banking skills to provide advice on monetary and fiscal issues relating to the business

Careers and opportunities

Our graduates will work in roles including:

  • Bank teller
  • Loan Officer
  • Market Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Credit Risk officer

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical work

How you're assessed

  • Presentation
  • Timed tests
  • Examinations
  • Assignments

Course costs

Registration (IAA)   20,000/=

Examination (IAA)   70,000/=

Application Form (IAA)  10,000/=

Wear and Tear          20,000/=

IAASO                       20,000/=

STUDENT ID             3,000/=

NON CITIZEN

EAC                US$ 820

SADC              US$870

Others            US$900


How to Apply

Institute of Accountancy Arusha admission cycles are normally guided by two regulatory authorities which are The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). If you apply to IAA, you will be following provisions as set forth by the mentioned authorities.

Different programmes have different entry requirements. You can visit our programme page to see entry requirement for different programmes or be sure to read thoroughly the TCU admission guide book and the NACTE admission guide book.

We consider each applicant and put enormous care into evaluating every application. We hope you will explore the information in this section to understand what we look for in our admissions process.


  • Fee 1,500,000/=
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study Full Time
  • Intakes October