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Program Benchmarks for Department of Finance and Banking

The Department of Banking and Finance aims to provide students with the high-quality undergraduate finance education that serves the needs of Jordan and the Arab regions.

Finance is an activity concerned with the workings of capital markets and the interaction between such markets and economic units. Finance as a degree subject requires students to study the design and process of financial systems, structures and instruments and, in particular, to understand the pricing of financial assets, the measurement and management of risk.The Banking and Finance programme produces students who will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the major theories used in finance and an essential ability to apply them in simple structured situations from given data generated for the purpose.
  2. Demonstrate an essential understanding of the economic situation in which they work.
  3. Disclose a basic capability to understand straightforward financial data and carry out simple statistical and financial analysis.
  4. Demonstrate a basic ability to use and interpret the information in financial statements.
  5. Demonstrate an essential understanding of the financial requirements of business entities, a basic appreciation of how theory and evidence may be used to guide practice, and a basic understanding of the workings of capital markets, the relationship between risk and return, and the nature and use of financial derivatives.


​General Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the functions and operations of various financial institutions formats including Commercial, Islamic, and Investment Banks as well as Insurance and financial corporations.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of various economic indicators, and the central bank regulations and actions on the financial decision making.
  3. Make a suitable credit decisions by applying a techniques used by banks when evaluating the credit applications, risks assessment, credit pricing in view of risks and tools of credit mitigation.
  4. Manage and evaluate the performance of an investment portfolio.
  5. Have a thorough understanding of the fundamental relationship between risk and return and its impact on financial decisions.
  6. Make appropriate decision regarding sources an uses of funds and to make recommendations regarding the optimal capital structure.
  7. Prepare a feasibility study and project evaluation.