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Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Economics


BSc Banking and Finance

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About the Programme

The programme is specifically geared towards students who are either in full-time or part-time employment, particularly in the banking sector, and/or those younger students aspiring for careers in the Banking and Financial Services sectors.
The degree facilitates students’ acquisition of knowledge on key theoretical and practical aspects of banking and finance; develops and strengthens students’ critical and analytical skills; and provides students with an appreciation of the environment and contexts and within which banking and finance practitioners operate.

What Will I Study?

  • Develops and strengthens students’ critical and analytical skills
  • Acquisition of knowledge on key theoretical and practical aspects of banking and finance
  • Conduct policy analysis
  • Provides students with an appreciation of the environment and contexts within which banking and finance sector
  • Students will undertake thirty (30) courses in this programme.


The Department of Economics specialises in a wide range of research. Please click here for more details. 

Career Opportunities

  • Bank Teller
  • Loans officer
  • Lecturer
  • Financial Accountant

Why Study in Barbados

The Department of Economics at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, plays a key role in training the next generation of decision-makers. The Department’s teaching incorporates local, regional and international perspectives and has a global reach.  According to RePEc (Research Papers in Economics), the Department of Economics is ranked in the top 10% of Economic Institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Many former students in the Department have gone on to pursue careers in finance (e.g. commercial banks, international banks, finance companies), to name a few. Additionally, careers can also be found in industry, government and international financial institutions, (Inter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, International Monetary Fund) among others.  As part of The UWI's effort to build our ideal graduate, The UWI provides an international learning experience for our students.

The excellent teaching we provide, coupled with our beautiful environment and our warm and friendly people, the Department of Economics at Cave Hill Campus, truly makes students consider us a home away from home.

Additional Information

Please click the links below for more information on scholarships and internships opportunities. 
  • Central Bank of Barbados Scholarship
  • Cidel Bank & Trust Inc. Scholarship
  • Enterprise Growth Fund Limited Scholarship
For further details on scholarships. Please click here.‚Äč

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BSc
  • Duration: Part Time: Five (5) years Full Time: Three (3) years


Programme Details

For more 2022-2023 programme details please click here.

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For all Undergraduate financial information. Please click here.

For all entry requirements information. Please click here.

To read more about research and publications. Please click here.