BSc in Banking and Finance

Four years $3,000 per academic year


The BSc in Banking and Finance (BBF) caters to the employability needs of the fast growing economic, financial and banking sectors of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). This is a 480-credit degree programme, delivered in eight semesters over four academic years (AY), predominantly in the form of taught 20-credit modules. Typically, the AY1 of the programme is devoted to developing students’ familiarity with concepts and theories, mixed with the development of practical and applied skills, utilising social formats such as discussions, debates, negotiations and presentations. The remaining 3 years are spent exposing the student to critical thinking, real-world practical experience and developing the required knowledge and skills to success in the workforce. In AY4, students are required to write a 5,000-word research dissertation.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma: High school certificate attained within the last five years and have obtained a high school average score of 65% or above.
  • English Language Proficiency: Minimum English Language requirement is 45 in PTE, 5.5 in IELTS -64 in ibt-TOEFL or 95 in Duolingo.
  • Equalized transcript is required for students who have graduated from international institutions.
  • Applicants dismissed for any reason from any university, school or college will not be considered.

  • Application Form:  Online application.
  • Official transcripts:  A copy of the official transcript (An equalised transcript is required for applicants who graduated from international institutions).
  • Certification Letter from the High School confirming applicant’s High School Average.
  • A copy of your Passport/ID.


Candidates registered for the First Year develop familiarity with the major functional areas in business such as management, marketing, accounting and business analytics and are exposed to academic and employability skills. In the remaining years, the programme provides a thorough grounding in both theory and current practice, including specialist modules in banking and finance, in a constructive manner. Students develop the analytical, quantitative, research and communication skills required by leading employers in retail and investment banking as well as in the financial services industry. 

Skills Development

• Provide a rigorous coherent, engaging and intellectually demanding programme that lays a solid foundation of the aspects of business and analytics in banking and finance. • Promote engagement with political, ethical and moral issues in order to prepare students to take their responsibilities as informed and wise global citizens. • Provide students an understanding of a range of issues in international finance, whilst allowing students to learn from issues and experiences relevant to local financial environment. • Enhance transferable skills relevant to a range of employment opportunities in both private and public sector financial organisations as well as the tertiary business sector • Provide students with an award valued by employers looking for people who can demonstrate logical quantitative reasoning and decision making on banking and financial matters.

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