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 and money circulation in the economy. It plays an orienting role in monetary and fiscal policies.
To be awarded the Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Banking, applicants have to meet either of the two admission requirements as follows:
- + Having a 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 another major if learners want to exempt some courses.
The Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Finance and Banking belongs to the national degree system. Holders of this kind of degree are allowed to further their studies.
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Associated with CareerBeing 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, and money circulation in the economy. It plays an orienting role in monetary and fiscal policies.
Praticial curriculumLessons 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 practice on banking operations, and exchange ideas with corporate experts.
Nationally Accredited DegreeThe Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Finance – Banking belongs to the national degree system, recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training; holders of the degree can further their studies.
Flexible ways of learningMore than 90% 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 smartphone connected to the Internet. Learners can see video lessons directly, or download them in PowerPoint form, or offline scripts
Supportive lecturers and officersLecturers 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.
Reasonable tuitionThe average tuition is 500,000VND 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 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 of 41 courses with 107 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
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 (2)
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)
- 3. Money and Banking (3)
- 4. Principles of Management (3)
- 5. Statistics for Business and Finance Economic (3)
- 6. Financial Markets (3)
- 7. Corporate Finance 1 (3)
- 8. Basic Finance Practice (1)
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 mergers. 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.
- 9. International Finance (3)
- 10. Financial Accounting 1 (3)
- 11. Financial Statements Analysis (3)
- 12. Corporate Finance 2 (3)
- 13. Financial Derivatives Markets (3)
- 14. Project on Enterprise Finance (1)
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 businesses, Credit, and International payments. The basic knowledge helps learners develop their careers 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.
- 15. Commercial Banking (3)
- 16. International Payment (3)
- 17. Bank Accounting (3)
- 18. Bank Marketing (3)
- 19. Credit Appraisal (3)
- 20. Foreign exchange trading (3)
- 21. Project on Banking Profession (1)
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, and evaluating stocks in the market, and have basic analytical techniques to propose a desirable price for the investment.
- 22. Portfolio Management (3) (elective subject)
- 23. Financial investment and Analysis (3)
- 24. Merger and Acquisition (3)
- 25. Project on Financial Investment (1)
Upon completion of this stage, learners would meet all the requirements of the Finance – Banking program at HCM Open University.
- 26. Marxist — Leninist phylosophy (3)
- 27. Marxist — Leninist Political Economics (2)
- 28. Scientific Socialism (2)
- 29. History of Vietnamese communist party (2)
- 30. Ho Chi Minh’s Ideology (2)
- 31. Principles of Marketing (3)
- 32. Linear Algebra (3)
- 33. Probability and Statistics (3)
- 34. Introduction of Laws (3)
- 35. Microeconomics 1 (3)
- 36. Macroeconomics 1 (3)
- 37. Analytics (3)
- 38. Introduction to Psychology (3)
- 39. Human Environmental Interaction (3)
- 40. Law on Corporation and Partnership (2)
- 41. Corporate Culture (3)
- 42. Public Relations (3)