Chartered Banker MBA
The Chartered Banker MBA is a ground-breaking new qualification that allows you to gain the dual award of a top MBA in Banking and Finance and the coveted ‘Chartered Banker’ status, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.
Bangor University has been awarded Gold Standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. Bangor University Business School is consistently ranked as one of the leading Universities in Europe and in the top 25 institutions in the world for its Banking research (RePEc, August 2018). Bangor University is also ranked in the UK top 12 Universities for student experience (Times Higher Education, 2017).
Commences: Every April & October | Duration: 2 years (max) | Registration deadlines: February & August
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G12 Financial Services Certificate
The overall objective of the Programme is to equip a pool of young high school graduates with knowledge and skills needed for entry-level positions in the Financial Services Sector, such as banks, trusts, insurance, accounting, law etc
Commences: June 2020 | Duration: 2 months | Tuition: Free
Fundamentals of Financial Services
This international qualification provides an overview of the industry, and will help prepare high school students or entry level candidates for a career in Financial Services.
Commences: January 14 2020 | Duration: 8 weeks | Tuition: $595 - $695 + $50 reg fee
Financial Services Certificate (formerly Banking Certificate)
The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services introduced the Banking Certificate into its education curriculum in 1999. The syllabus has been designed to provide a firm foundation of knowledge that will strengthen the employees' ability to carry out supervisory management tasks.
Financial Services Diploma
The original programme of the Associate of the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (ABIFS) was based on the London Institute of Bankers stage I, which Bahamians prepared for by correspondence courses prior to the formation of the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services
This course will provide participants with the basic knowledge and fundamental principles of Trust Law and Administration. The programme is divided into two stages. Upon completion, participants will have a good knowledge of the Duties and Responsibilities of Trustees, the Rights of Beneficiaries, the Risks and Liabilities of Trustees and the ways in which those risks and liabilities may be eliminated or minimized.
Commences: January, May and August | Duration:11 weeks | Tuition: $1,400 - $3,200
Company Law Practice & Administration Stage I & II
Stage I and II Company Law Certificate Courses are specifically designed to provide financial services professionals, company administrators, trust and corporate officers, company directors, and industry regulators with an in-depth knowledge of company law, practical guidance on company administration and maintenance, and integrative analysis of international and local corporate best practices and compliance.
Commences: January & September | Duration:14 weeks | Tuition: $1,395 - $1,995
Employment Law & Practice Stage I & II
This advanced certificate course is designed to provide practical, integrative, and innovative knowledge and understanding of modern employment law and human resource issues within the Bahamian work environment. The course combines in-depth analysis of topical employment law case studies, group activities and discussion, experiential learning, role-playing, and engaging classroom instruction by experienced practitioners.
Commences: January & September | Duration: 12 Saturdays | Tuition: $895 - $1,695
Credit Skills Academy - Foundation Level
This internationally accredited Self-Paced eLearning course in Credit and Lending has been specifically designed to provide prospective students with a comprehensive overview of credit and lending in financial institutions. Financial services employees will be capable of analyzing a variety of credit proposals and make sound credit decisions.
Commences: Anytime | Duration: 4 months to 1 year | Tuition: $2,507.50 - $2,950 + $150 reg fee
Credit Skills Academy - Advanced Level
This internationally accredited Self-Paced eLearning course in Advanced Level Credit course is to drill down into the financial statements of organizations and/or high network clients in order to identify and quantify the risks of more complex business lines and specialize lending. The Institute and the Credit Skills Academy recommend that persons applying to the Advanced Level Credit Course first complete Level 1. There will be exceptions to individuals who’s experience and educational background warrant an exemption from Level 1.
Commences: Anytime | Duration: 6 months to 1 1/2 year | Tuition: $2,762.50 - $3,250 + $150 reg fee
Certified International Financial Planner
The Certified International Financial Planner credential is an internationally recognized standard for financial planning. This Programme is designed to help financial planners achieve their career and professional goals. Financial planners learn the fundamentals of building a comprehensive financial plan and are recognized as dedicated professionals with the theoretical and practical knowledge to assist clients while adhering to high ethical standards.
Commences: February 2020 | Duration:7 months |Tuition: $4,500 + $50 reg fee
Certification in Taxation
The objective of this course is to develop practical knowledge and understanding of various international and regional tax systems, the fundamentals of implementing new tax structures and tax reform strategies, the intricacies of tax administration and tax collection, the rudiments of value-added tax and its implications for the Bahamian economy, and the commercial aspects of taxation law and administration.
Commences: May 2020| Duration: 4 months | Tuition: $2,500 - $3,000 + $50 reg fee
Fundamentals of Insurance
This introductory certification course provides a comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of insurance services and insurance law in the Bahamas. This course will combine class lecture, concepts, case studies, and essential practices in the insurance industry to enable the financial services professional to successfully articulate, recognize, assess and manage customer needs, expectations and solutions to everyday insurance and risk management issues.
Commences: May 2020 | Duration: 10 weeks| Tuition: $895 - $1,195 + $50 reg fee
Wealth Management Certification
Wealth Management is one of the fastest growing areas within the global financial services industry. This internationally accredited qualification ensures that wealth managers and advisors understand the range of assets and investment products available in the local and international market.
Commences: March 2020| Duration: 6 months | Tuition: $4,995 + $150 reg fee
This professional certificate course is designed to provide detailed information on the fundamentals of Bahamian land law, conveyancing, legal and equitable mortgages, and practical insights/guidance on the legal, commercial, compliance, and risk management issues relating to property matters involving mortgages including but not limited to the duties and liabilities of a mortgagee, mortgagor, contractor, realtor and other parties to a property and/or mortgage transaction.
Commences: May 2020| Duration: 12 weeks | Tuition: $750 - $850 + $50 reg fee
Corporate Governance for Board Members
The objective of the Corporate Governance for Board Members Programme is to provide the Board or Committee with the framework to: effectively oversee the CEO; constructively engage with Management to help set and execute their organization’s strategy; and ensure the financial integrity of their organization’s financial (and other) reporting systems.
Commences: May 2020 | Duration: 8 weeks | Tuition: $795 members - $895 non-members + $50 reg fee
Introduction to Anti Money Laundering and Compliance Systems
This introductory certificate course aims to provide practical, integrative knowledge and understanding of compliance and anti-money laundering. This course will also prepare the students to pursue the Diploma in Anti Money Laundering and Compliance, an international designation offered in collaboration with the International Compliance Association and The Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers.
Commences: January 2020 | Duration: 4 weeks| Tuition: $595 - $695 + $50 reg fee
Intermediate Anti Money Laundering and Compliance Systems
This course is designed to assist students and/or employees from a banking, insurance, securities, credit unions, money lenders, money transfer business, law/accounting firms, hospitality or other place of employment a deeper knowledge and understanding of Anti-money laundering/counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) requirements under the legislation. The approach taken is both domestic and international practices which are to be implemented by institutions.
Commences: February 2020| Duration: 10 weeks| Tuition: $795 - $895 + $50 reg fee
International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering, Governance, Risk & Compliance
The International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering, Governance Risk & Compliance has been designed to equip employees with the knowledge and skills necessary for the effective discharge of the role of the Compliance Officer and Anti Money Laundering Reporting Officer within a Financial Services Business. The Diploma transcends national boundaries by examining best international compliance and anti money laundering practice.
Commences: Every January | Duration:18 months | Registration deadline: November | Tuition: $6,000 + $50 reg fee
ICA Certificate in Money Laundering Risk in Betting and Gaming (Bahamas)
The Certificate in Money Laundering Risk in Betting & Gaming (Bahamas) will provide staff with a clear understanding of key money laundering and terrorist financing risks as well as the appropriate response to the threat. It will better enable operators to mitigate this risk whilst meeting their legal and regulatory obligations.This course is designed to assist students and/or employees from a banking, insurance, securities, credit unions, money lenders, money transfer business, law/accounting firms, hospitality or other place of employment a deeper knowledge and understanding of Anti-money laundering/counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) requirements under the legislation. The approach taken is both domestic and international practices which are to be implemented by institutions.
Commences: February 2020 | Duration: 6 weeks| Tuition: $1,295 + $50 reg fee
Certified International Risk Manager
This intensive internationally accredited course will provide the candidates with a comprehensive overview of the Risk issues and challenges that face Financial Institutions today. It will update them on Best Recommended International Risk Management Practices and also specific local and regional issues.
Commences: February 2020 | Duration: 6 months | Tuition: $4,500 + $50 reg fee
Managing Cyber Security
Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities in the world and has surpassed illegal drug trafficking as a criminal money maker. It covers a wide range of illegal activity including financial scams and
computer hacking and costs businesses millions of dollars each year.
Commences: January 2020 | Duration: 3 months | Tuition: $1,995 - $2,495 + $50 reg fee
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