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Department of Banking and Finance

General:

The Department of Banking and Finance aims at the qualification of new staff with general knowledge, alert to the challenges in finance, and able to work in banking sector as well as in the administration of local and foreign private companies. The student will be able to acquire the necessary knowledge to operate in Cambodia and abroad due to the learnt theoretical framework, banking system, Cambodian economy, accounting, etc. The department’s objective is to qualify new financers and bankers, supplied with the field knowledge by benefiting from all the achievements of this discipline at the international level. The first necessary requirement for the pursuit of studies in this department will be the High School Diploma in Cambodia or an equivalent diploma of a Foreign High School Diploma subject to the criteria established by Ministry of Education Youth and Sport. The Admissions for this department will be defined by the admission exam. The necessary documentation for registration and for admission is explained in the Regulation of Zaman University.

Mission:

The objective of this department is to fulfill the need for qualified members in the field of finance and in banking system, and to prepare skilled people to work in different banking sectors. In addition, the vast demands from the high-school applicant have been an influent factor for the establishment this department. This department has the following advantages:

  • Appropriate and comfortable spaces for students and academicians.
  • Recent catalogs and educational programs based on the global trade of labor demand.
  • Diversified staff (foreign and Cambodian) with long educational experience.
  • Possibilities for internships during the education in foreign and local banks.
  • The spaces are supplied with wireless and cabled internet 24 hour that students can use to develop their research.
  • The possibility of employment for the graduated is tightly connected with their academicals advances, courage, and conditions that will be provided by the University.
  • The graduated students will have consolidated knowledge on finances, banking and economic processes.
  • Students will be able to situate trade development and find relevant solution to the continuously appearing challenges.
  • Through the gained experience, the graduated students will be among the most preferred staff in the specific disciplines due to their profession ethics, acquired theoretical framework, and applied methodology when employed.
  • The department aims at encouraging and motivating the graduated students to organize and manage their private activities.

Program:

The system of attendance is full time. A detailed information on the courses offered in the semester schedules are included in the academic plan. The list of departmental must, elective, restricted elective and free-elective courses is provided in details in the academic catalog, including the theoretical lessons, recitation lessons, credits, and workload of each course. List of courses offered each semester by our department and academic catalog correlate together. Academic staff evolved in the fulfillment of the academic program is expected to have the following patterns:

  • The educational workload for these four years is 159 credits. Seven full time and part-time academicians are responsible to handle the course load. The foreign and the Cambodian staff is totally dedicated to the well-functioning of the department organization, they are also highly qualified and supplemented with empirical experiences from important institutions in Cambodia and abroad.
  • The basic instructive texts are the most recent editions of books. At the same time, registration in the most important on-line academic journals will facilitate the conduct of research by students, who can navigate freely in these sites. The course syllabus with weekly schedule of the lectures will be given by the instructor at the beginning of the course. Foreign literature will be used during the program studies.
  • In addition to the course schedules, ZAMAN University will cooperate with important companies and banks in Cambodia to organize internship for students helping them to better perceive the use of theoretical framework in empirical conditions as well as to enhance their organizational and administrative skills. Moreover due to multimedia lab found in the University, students will be continuously attending video-conferences on various topics, held by distinguished international bankers and head chiefs of different organizations. The format of the academic curriculum of the Banking and Finance department is based on the model of the most well-known universities in the world.

Job opportunities:

The degree conferred upon the completion of the undergraduate program is specialist in Banking and Finance/Bachelor of Arts in Banking and Finance. The qualification from this department provides students with knowledge in Banking and Finance, and prepares them with the necessary organizational skills to serve in the public and private banking system.

What can you do after graduating from our Banking and Finance majors?

You will stand a better chance to be hired by international companies in Cambodia, the region and the world because of having a good command of English, specialized knowledge and IT skills.

Banks, finance, investment and management fields desperately need people like you when you graduate: critical thinker and problem solver, cooperative team player, negotiator, confident, presentable and IT-savvy. With these skills, you can find prestigious and highly-competitive management, banking, finance and investment jobs not only in Cambodia, but also in the region and the world.

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment Manager
  • Insurance
  • Financial Planning Manager
  • Strategic Planning Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Manager for Start-ups
  • Manager for NGOs
  • Loan/Micro-Loan Managers
  • Real Estate Manager for local and international companies in Cambodia
  • Business Consultant
  • Financial Consultant
  • Securities Consultant
  • Banking Consultant

 

Curriculum of Department of Banking and Finance

1st Year: Freshman

Semester 1 - Core Courses

Remarks: Students should take either MATH 160 or MATH 170

Courses

Name

Credit

  ACAD 101

  Fundamentals of Academic Skills I

3

  BUS 100

  Principles of Business Decisions

4

  ECON 100

  Introductory Economics

3

  KHM 101

  Khmer Studies I

3

  MATH 160

  Mathematics for Social Sciences

4

  MATH 170

  Calculus for Finance

4

 

Semester 2 - Core Courses

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  ACAD 102

  Fundamentals of Academic Skills II

3

  BUS 110

  Management Essentials

3

  CS 110

  IT Applications

3

  ECON 110

  Applied Economics

4

  KHM 102

  Khmer Studies II

3

 

2nd Year: Sophomore

Semester 3 - Core Courses

Remarks: Students should take EITHER Faculty OR Foreign Language elective.

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  ACC 201

  Principles of Accounting I

3

  STAT 201

  Business Statistics

4

  BAF 211

  Money and Banking

3

  BUS 201

  Principles of Management

3

  ECON 201

  Microeconomics

3

 

Semester 4 - Core Courses

Remarks: Students should take EITHER Faculty OR Foreign Language elective.

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  ACC 202

  Principles of Accounting II

3

  BAF 210

  Financial Markets and Institutions

3

  BUS 202

  Leading and Managing People

3

  BUS 212

  Business Analytics

3

  ECON 202

  Macroeconomics

3

 

3rd Year: Junior

Semester 5 - Core Courses

Remarks: Students should take TWO elective courses: 1. Departmental elective. 2. Faculty elective

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  ACC 301

  Financial Accounting

3

  BAF 301

  Financial Management I

3

  RES 301

  Research Methods in Social Sciences

3

  BUS 330

  Business Ethics

3

 

Semester 6 - Core Courses

Remarks: Students should take TWO elective courses: 1. Departmental elective. 2. Faculty elective.

Courses

Name

 Credit

  ACC 310

  Managerial Accounting

3

  BAF 302

  Financial Management II

3

  LAW 310

  Business Law

3

  BAF 312

  Cambodian Taxation

3

 

4th Year: Senior

Semester 7 - Core Courses

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  ACC 411

  Auditing 1

3

  BAF 401

  Bank Management

3

  BAF 421

  Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

3

  BAF 450

  Finance Capstone 1

3

  BUS 411

  Business Strategy

3

 

Semester 8 - Core Courses

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  ACC 412

  Auditing 2

3

  BAF 410

  Behavioral and Experimental  Finance

3

  BAF 420

  Risk and Insurance

3

  BAF 402

  International Banking and Finance

3

  BAF 451

  Finance Capstone 2

3

 

Departmental Elective Courses

Remarks: 1. Up to a maximum of 12 credits taken from foreign language courses are accepted as non-departmental electives.

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  BUS 210

  Retail Business

3

  BUS 211

  Organizational Behaviour

3

  BUS 310

  Asian Markets

3

  BUS 320

  Consumer Behavior

3

  BUS 321

  Human Resources Management

3

  MIS 201

  Principles of Management   Information Systems

3

  MIS 301

  Knowledge Management

3

  BUS 401

  Operations Management

4

  BUS 411

  Business Strategy

3

  BUS 410

  Entrepreneurship

3

  BUS 212

  Business Analytics

3

  MATH 101

  Calculus I

4

  MATH 102

  Calculus II

4

  MATH 103

  Calculus III

4

  MATH 201

  Linear Algebra and Its Applications

4

  MATH 202

  Differential Equations

4

 

Faculty Elective Courses

Courses

Name

 Credit 

  SOC 211

  Introduction to Sociology

3

  CS 151

  Introduction to Programming

3

  CS 152

  Introduction to Java Programming

3