The programme aims to develop future leaders with strong banking and finance foundation and expertise in emerging trends of sustainable banking and finance. As global financial space is fast embracing the precepts of sustainable banking and finance, this programme aims to churn out graduates with the requisite expertise to guide the implementation of sustainable banking and finance practices whiles helping expand the frontiers of the world’s understanding of sustainable banking and finance.


The objectives of this programme are to:

  1. Build strong foundation for students in the area of banking and finance.
  2. Build upon the foundation of banking and finance by transitioning into emerging concepts of sustainable banking and finance.
  3. Develop students to appreciate the mechanics of risk management in credit delivery; management of financial resources at the highest level of decision-making; appreciate global perspectives on financial sector regulations; and understand and work with the emerging trends of digital finance.
  4. Provide rewarding career pathways in banking and finance, including areas such as financial risk management, GARP-Sustainability, and credit risk management.
  5. Provide avenues for students to prepare themselves for higher research degrees as well as Risk Professional Certification.

Intended/Expected Outcomes

At the end of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  1. Work on sustainable banking and finance issues in the banking and finance space. This encompasses economic, social, and governance parameters of sustainability in banking and finance.
  2. Conduct high level assessment of compliance issues relating to sustainable banking and finance practices.
  3. Advise financial institutions on implementation dynamics of sustainable banking and finance.
  4. Conduct research in the area of sustainable banking and finance


Admission Requirements 

The duration of the MSc programme is two (2) years, and to gain admission to the programme, an applicant must satisfy the following minimum entry requirements:


This MSc will consider the following first-degree holders for admission:

  • BTech or BSc. in Business related programmes or equivalent qualifications. Preference will be given to applicants with 1st Class and 2nd Class Upper Honours.
  • Third Class Applicant with Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance, Banking and Finance or related discipline with 3 or more years work experience in relevant role may be considered for admission after passing a selection interview.
  • Applicants with masters in any business related fields or science and engineering may also apply.
  • Other Degree holders with Part 2 qualified or fully qualified certificates of ACCA, ICAG, CITG, CIMA, ICAEW, CPA, CFA, CIBG and or related field of study.#HND Accounting/Banking and Finance holders or related discipline with Part 2 qualified or fully qualified certificates of ACCA, ICAG, CITG, CIMA, ICAEW, CPA, CFA, CIBG and or related field of study.


Foreign applicants from accredited/recognized institutions would be considered for admission in consultation with the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission for the determination of qualifications for equivalences.


Employment and Employability

The Sustainable Banking and Finance MSc is designed to be useful to every sector of the economy, particularly the financial sector. Sustainability in banking and finance is fast becoming a mainstay, as financial institutions push to meet global standards to shore up their reputation, access the growing pool of climate and sustainable finance, and to incorporate sustainability parameters in financial transactions. Opportunities therefore abound for graduates of sustainable banking and finance either as employees of financial institutions seeking to integrate sustainability parameters in their value proposition or as consultants who would guide financial institutions in the adoption and seamless implementation of sustainability framework. There are also opportunities in the academic environment for the advancement of knowledge of the emerging sustainable banking and finance discipline. Apart from training our graduates to be entrepreneurial by setting up consultancies and teaming up with other partners to establish firms, they could be employed in a wide-ranging medium to large organisations in both the private and public sectors for roles relating to finance. Organisations in the private sector such as Accounting and Audit firms, the Judicial and paralegal organisations, Pharmaceutical Firms, Construction, Insurance, Merchandising, Mining, Oil and Gas, Timber, Manufacturing, Health, Agriculture, Education, Hospitality and Leisure, Engineering, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to mention a few and this is so because essentially every business activity undertaken involves some finance.


Course Outline

a. Core Course(s)

The table below provides the core courses to be offered by the students in semesters one and two in the first year. Courses with course codes “MBAI” are general core courses for all students registered for the MSc programme regardless of the specialisation. Courses with course codes “MBFN” are specific to those registered for the Sustainable Banking and Finance specialisation.

Year One, Semester One

Mandatory courses    
Course Code Course Title Credit Load
MBAI 551 Management Information Systems. 3
MBAI 553 Statistics and Business Analytics 3
MBAI 555 Economics for Sustainable Business 3
MBAI 557 Innovation Management 3
MBFN 559 Accounting for Bankers 3
Year One, Semester Two    
Mandatory courses    
Course Code Course Title Credit Load
MBAI 550 Business Research Methods 3
MBAI 552 Ethics, Legal Environment and Sustainable Policy 3
MBAI 554 International Business Environment 3
MBFN 556 Applied Econometrics 3
MBFN 558 Banking 3


b. Elective Course(s)

These courses are only for students registered for the Banking and Finance specialisation.


Year Two Semester One

Course Code Course Title Credit Load
MBFN 651 Advanced Financial Management 3
MBFN 653 Credit Risk Management 3
MBFN 655 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
MBFN 657 International Financial Regulations 3
MBFN 659 Bank Financial Management 3
MBFN 661 Environmental Law 3


Year Two, Semester Two

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MBFN 650 Green Finance 3
MBFN 652 Digital Finance 3
MBFN 654 MSc dissertation (start from SEMESTER III to IV) 12


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