Whether you want to work in the business world or are looking to improve your own skills in personal money management, the Business of Banking and Finance program offers the professional support you need to succeed.

US$73 per 365 days


What is the Business of Banking and Finance:

Banks play a vital role in both the economy and society as a whole. This was demonstrated in no uncertain terms by the global financial crisis when banks' stability – or instability in this case.It had very real effects not only on the financial markets but on the broader real economy and the individuals and entities that form parts of it. Banks play a pivotal role in relation to "moving money," acting as intermediaries in this process. Their role can be broadly divided into the provision of credit and capital, and money transfer.

Banks take money from those who have no immediate need for it, and give it to those who have such a need. This can be achieved through direct borrowing and lending activities.Banks take most money in through customer deposits and interbank borrowings, and lend money out through customer loans, mortgages, and other forms of financing. In addition, banks may engage in capital market activities – that is, banks transfer money from lenders to borrowers through activities such as underwriting and distributing securities.

Why it is important:

Most of you probably work in “banking” which is a term that, in practice, applies to many different types of institutions. Distinguishing between these can be difficult at times.

Retail banking focuses on individuals and SMEs (small and medium enterprises), while corporate or commercial banking operations service large and medium-sized firms. “Traditional” investment banking encompasses areas such as M&A and corporate advisory, where banks are paid a fee for their services and act as an agent rather than principal. Wholesale banking is quite hard to define, with a product mix close to that of typical retail banking and a client base that has considerable overlap with investment banking. Many financial institutions also operate in a number of different trading markets, with business lines specializing in securities, foreign exchange, commodities, and derivatives.

What will you learn:

  1. Personal finance skills.
  2. Cash handling and financial transaction processing.
  3. Business presentation and customer service techniques.
  4. Employment readiness skills.
  5. Job performance criteria.
  6. Corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Target audience:

Recruits to banking and financial institutions, operations and support staff, sales and marketing executives, systems and IT personnel, finance and accounting executives, compliance staff.


  1. Investment Banking Basics
  2. Investment Banking M&A and Advisory (1)
  3. Investment Banking Underwriting
  4. Investment Banking Sales and Trading
  5. Investment Banking and Other Services
  6. Investment Banking Industry Structure
  7. Investment Banking Internal Organizational Structure
  8. Commercial and Wholesale Banking Basics
  9. Commercial and Wholesale Banking Credit Services (Part 1)
  10. Commercial and Wholesale Banking Credit Services (Part 2)
  11. Commercial and Wholesale Banking Managing Credit Risk
  12. Commercial and Wholesale Banking Non-Credit Services
  13. Commercial and Wholesale Banking Performance Measurement
  14. Commercial and Wholesale Banking Regulatory Issues
  15. Retail Banking Basics
  16. Retail Banking Ownership Models and Distribution Channels
  17. Retail Banking Savings and Investment Services
  18. Retail Banking Payment Services
  19. Retail Banking Credit Services
  20. Retail Banking Managing Credit Risk
  21. Retail Banking Performance Measurement
  22. Retail Banking Regulatory Issues
  23. Asset Management Types of Fund
  24. Asset Management Basics
  25. Asset Management Major Players

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