Bachelor of Banking with Apprenticeship

Course Overview

This course will produce graduates in Banking who can work more efficiently in the public sector as well as private sector, apply knowledge, skills and understanding in a broad range of complex technical activities, a high degree of personal responsibility and some responsibility for work of others. The bachelor of banking with apprenticeship degree programme integrates the mixture of on job training and classroom training. It is offered through formal training agreement between the TPB Bank and The Institute of Accountancy Arusha (IAA). Students will undertake training assignment together by imposing mutual obligation on both parties. The IAA is prepared to provide off-the-job training on the theoretical and technical training underlying banking profession and TPB will provide the practical skills training.

This course is accredited by:

Tanzania Institute of Bankers (TIOB).


What you'll study

Semester I

    • Principles of Banking
    • Principles of Accounting
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Business Mathematics and Statistics
    • Business Communication
    • Computer and IT for Business Solution
    • Business Law

Semester II

    • Financial Accounting
    • Banking Law
    • Code of Ethics for Bankers
    • Banking Operations
    • Digital Banking
    • Frauds and Forgeries Control

Semester III

    • Bank Records Management
    • Assets and Liability Management in Banks
    • Customer Experience
    • Credit Analysis and Lending Practices
    • International Banking and Trade Finance

Semester IV

    • Management Information System
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Corporate Finance
    • Taxation Policy, Structure and
    • AdministrationResearch and Marketing
    • Islamic Banking

Semester V

    • Risk Management in Banking
    • Cyber Security in Banking
    • Security Analysis and Portfolio
    • ManagementMicrofinance Practices
    • Bancassurance
    • Financial Markets and Instruments

Semester VI

    • Financial Institutions Management
    • Strategic Management
    • Information System Audit
    • Central Banking and Monetary Policy
    • Financial Modelling
    • Corporate Governance Aspects in Banking
Entry Requirements

Diploma in Finance and Banking, Economics and Finance, Marketing, Business Management, Procurement and Logistics Management or Accountancy , Credit Management, Micro Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Taxation, Project Management with an average of “B’’ or a minimum GPA of 3.0 or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a minimum GPA of 3.0. OR

Form VI (ACSEE) with a minimum of two (2) principal passes in the following subjects: Economics, Banking, Commerce, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography or Mathematics. An applicant must have at least a subsidiary or pass in Mathematics at O’ level if one of the principal passes is not Mathematics. The two principal passes MUST make an aggregate of 4.0 points as a minimum or NTA LEVEL 6 Two principal passes. 


What you'll experience

On this course you will be able to:

  • Evaluate risks and uncertainty as applied in banking and financial services industry and execute the principles and techniques of risk and treasury management.
  • Join and become a member of professional bodies such as TIOB.
  • Plan and allocate resources for effective management of the functions of banks and other financial institutions
  • Perform profession duties in an ethical manner.
  • Evaluate and execute principles and techniques of international finance and banking operations, strategic planning and management.

Careers and opportunities

  • Specialized employment at the operational level of banks.
  •  Microfinance Institutions.
  •  Private Lenders.
  •  Insurance companies.
  •  Institutional Investors.
  • Rating agencies and Government Institutions.

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical work

How you're assessed

  • Presentation
  • Project work
  • Timed tests
  • Examinations
  • Group 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