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Aims and Objectives

Aims and Objectives


The primary objective of the Department of International Banking and Finance is to offer state of the art and hands-on, practically oriented education in this area which will prepare students for the necessities of the sector in the country and internationally. Providing a superior quality education will also benefit all the stake holders with research and social services. The objectives of the program will be actualized over three years of the program as follows:

In the first year of the program, students are provided with the fundamental theoretical concepts which are necessary to understand and dissect current banking and finance issues.  While entering the world of international banking and finance, students will be given a plentiful of real-life examples from the everchaning world of banking and finance, all in order to light up their career-oriented thinking and passion for this program.

In the second year of the program, the Department equips students with the relevant analytical and practical knowledge of banking and finance theories and concepts.   Students will also be introduced to continual reading, tracking and analyzing the most current financial journals, news and publications, and the practice will develop, to jointly discuss and analyze the most current economical events in BiH and elsewhere.

In the last year of the program, the Department provides students highly valued analytical and practical insight into the latest strategic, managerial and industrial developments of the banking and financial services in the local and global markets with the special emphasis on case studies and contemporary issues.  Students will experience more in-house lectures by the industry professionals as well as the off-site visits, all in order to keep student better prepared for what is inherently coming and that is employment.  Students will be actively engaged into the practical work via internships where they will have a chance to professionally meet some of the industry giants for the first time.

Department of Banking and Finance graduates take the banking and finance specialist title. They can work for public and private sectors such as: banks, insurance companies, investment banks, leasing, factoring and auditing firms, financial consultancy firms, governmental regulatory and supervisory institutions, and other public and private sector firms’ finance departments.