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Here, we will discuss extensively what it takes for a career in banking and finance, the best universities and scholarships available for its study.

Why study Banking and Finance; all about the career

Banking and finance is one of the most attractive academic options. It is professions that will help you develop a rigorous scientific, technical and ethical vision of stock and corporate science.

In a nutshell, this career focuses on generating managerial professionals with executive performance capabilities, that are trained to make key decisions for the financial and stock market welfare of any organization.

To study Banking and finance would be ideal if you can identify with some of the following skills;

  • You are interested in finance, mathematics, accounting and budgeting
  • You can easily handle qualitative data and computer systems.
  • You are interested in international monetary systems and capital markets.
  • You have the ability to make decisions.

Top institutions for studying Banking and Finance in Africa and in the world

London Business School (London)

  • MIT Sloan (USA)
  • Imperial College Business School (London)
  • Harvard Business School (USA)
  • Avicenne Private Business School (Tunisia)
  • University of Johannesburg (South Africa)

Scholarships for studying Banking and finance

  • MPOWER Financing Global Citizen Scholarship

MPOWER Financing’s Global Citizen Scholarship is open to international students who are currently enrolled in an MPOWER partner college or university within the United States. Award selection will be based entirely on the judges’ scores of the submitted essays. The evaluation will be based on grammar, spelling, and vocabulary; organization of thoughts and ideas; creativity & originality; and overall quality & coherence. Winners will be notified and will be required to provide proof of enrollment and other documents for the purpose of verifying eligibility.

Award Amounts: One scholarship award will be provided at $5,000, one award at $3,000, and one at $2,000. All scholarships are provided on a one-time basis and are non-renewable.

  • QTEM (Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management) Grant – Monash University, Australia:

The QTEM (Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management) Grant is a $3000 one-off payment to an outstanding domestic or international student, who is either continuing or enrolling for study at Monash University.

Type: Postgraduate

Courses offered: Master of Applied Econometrics, Master of Applied Economics and Econometrics, Master of Applied Finance, Master of Banking and Finance, Master of Business and Economics, Master of Economics

Country of scholarship: Australia

Benefit: The Grant also includes a reimbursement of the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) fees.

  • Radboud Scholarship Programme for International Students

Radboud Scholarship program is an annual scholarship award to about 30 outstanding non-EEA /international students who wish to enroll for a complete English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University, Netherlands starting September 2019.

The scholarship will be used to reduce your tuition fee to € 2,078 and pays for costs for visa and insurance. For example, a grant holder in 2019/2020 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,078, instead of €11,466 or €12,640.

Courses offered: interested candidates may apply to a Master’s Degree Program offered by any of the following faculties: the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences (of which banking and finance is a part), Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medical Sciences, and Faculty of law.

  • ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships:

ETH Zurich supports excellent Master’s students with two scholarship programs:

The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Program (ESOP) supports students with a scholarship, mentorship and a network of the ETH Foundation. The scholarship covers the full study and living costs during the Master’s degree course.

Eligibility: The scholarship program is open to excellent students both national and international wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich.

Scholarship amount and duration:

The Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 12’000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The scholarship starts with the Master’s degree program and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s program (three or four semesters).

Location: Switzerland

  • Weston Scholarship – The University of Auckland, New Zealand:

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support students (both domestic and international) pursuing an Honors or Masters degree in Accounting or Finance at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Business and Economics.