The demand for qualified economic and financial analysts who can contribute to the growth of the financial services sector in Zambia has made it necessary to introduce the BEF degree programme. The collaboration between UNZA and ZCAS presents an opportunity to produce a product that will help to raise the standard of economic and financial analysis knowledge and skills in the country and the region.
The BEF degree programme is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified personnel with a mix of knowledge and skills in economics and finance. Such professionals are expected to pursue careers in economic analysis, financial planning, investment banking, management consultancy, and investment analysis and investment management. They may also be employed in local government institutions as planners, in government departments as economists or planners, in Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) as researchers and in research institutions where they can work as researchers.
To qualify for admission to the BEF degree programme, an applicant must have any of the following:
Five credits at ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics or three ‘A’ level passes including Mathematics
Zambia Institute of Banking and Financial Services (ZIBFS) Certificate or Diploma in Banking and Finance
ZIBFS Advanced Professional Diploma in Banking and Financial Services
Any eligible person who wishes to pursue a career in economic and financial analysis.
DURATION OF STUDY
The programme runs for four years on full time, part time and distance education and not more than five academic years in case of any eventualities or unforeseen circumstances.
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Year 1 Courses
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Principles of Accounting
Introduction to Microeconomics
Introduction to Quantitative Methods
Introduction to Management
Introduction to Financial Markets
Year 2 courses
Managing strategic risks
Financial Products and Services
Introduction to ICT for Financial Services Providers