EDUCATION PROGRAM – Banking and Financial Consulting
Branch of knowledge – 07 Management and Administration
Specialty – 072 Finance, banking and insurance
The educational program is aimed at training high-level specialists who have fundamental knowledge and practical skills in finance and banking, are able to apply them to manage effectively financial market relationships, financial intermediaries and the main ones – banks, able to solve complex specialized tasks and applied problems, which are characterized by complexity and under conditions of uncertainty etc.
Study mode – Full time / Part-time
Course duration – 4 years
Amount of Credits – 240 ECTS
The structure of the program involves mastering the basic knowledge of economic processes, financial market operations and activities of financial intermediaries; economic modeling of financial flows, analysis and estimation of financial resources, forecast calculations of demand for monetary resources, determination of efficiency of their use and performance results; management of innovative financial products and instruments in the financial market; collection, processing, systematization and generalization of information about banks and conditions of their operations; establishment of strategies and plans of a bank and its separate subdivisions; forecasting, establishment of strategies of competitiveness management in banks and formation of competitive advantages in the market; analysis of implementation efficiency of international standards of banking management and relations between national banks and international financial institutions; building bank risk management skills to minimize costs; development and substantiation of decisions on optimization of asset and liabilities management of banks to increase competitiveness and efficiency of banks; establishment of well-grounded conclusions according to the results of research of National Bank of Ukraine and basic principles of monetary and credit policy, finding directions of improvement of the central bank; adoption of operative decisions during anti-crisis management of the bank; risk assessment of the bank taking into account the current legislative base, creation of new or improvement of the existing banking product in order to protect consumers’ needs; identification of market and internal signals, assessment of constant changes in the financial market to develop justified directions of bank improvement; development and improvement of methodical tools and standards of banking, studying and implementation of best practices, carrying out scientific researches on finance and banking.
The program provides knowledge and skills on economic processes and financial market regulations, operation of banks as dominant financial intermediaries. It is aimed at professional training of modern analysts, experts in banking, initiative and capable of rapid adaptation to modern changes in the financial market and banking. It takes into account modern requirements to solving practical questions, creates specialists with new perspective principles of thinking, able to apply available methods of research. It also provides an opportunity for students of short-term academic studies abroad.
Students in the course of study can be involved in programs of credit mobility (except for the first-year students of higher education level “Bachelor”), in particular to the project Erasmus+.
Graduates can work in banks and other financial intermediaries (insurance, leasing, collective companies) of any organizational and legal form on the national and international levels as heads of structural subdivisions or executors, heads of structural subdivisions of banks and other financial institutions, heads of financial, economic and administrative subdivisions of financial intermediaries, crisis-managers, financial and economic security analysts, credit analysts, trade experts on financial instruments, economic advisors, planning economists, financial market research analysts, specialist in methods of expanding markets for banking products.
The educational program also provides training for foreign citizens.