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Bank Management Fundamentals (BMF)


The following topics will be covered in the course:

  • Section I: The Banking Landscape
    • Chapter 1 - The Changing Face of Banking
    • Chapter 2 - The Functional Areas of Banking
    • Chapter 3 - Merging Corporate Cultures
  • Section II – Financial Risk Management
    • Chapter 4 - Credit Risk Management
    • Chapter 5 - Liquidity Risk Management
    • Chapter 6 - Capital Management
    • Chapter 7 - Interest Rate Risk Management
  • Section III – Products and Services
    • Chapter 8 – Transactional Products and Services
    • Chapter 9 – Precautionary Products and Services
    • Chapter 10 – Speculative Products and Services
  • Section IV – Strategy
    • Chapter 11 - Financial Services Integration
    • Chapter 12 – Creating a Strategy
    • Chapter 13 – Accessing and Understanding Information
    • Chapter 14 - The Bank’s Financial Performance
    • Chapter 15 - Strategic Analysis
  • Section V – Compliance
    • Chapter 16 – The Role of Regulators in the Economy
    • Chapter 17 – Ethics
    • Chapter 18 - Controls and Operational Risk
Approximate Hours of Study**
Hours of Study 35 hours

** In order to provide some guidance to course participants as to the length of time it will take to be sufficiently prepared to write the final examination, CSI has prepared this estimate of the number of hours an average participant could possibly expect to spend studying for a course. Please note that these are only recommended hours of study developed based on research and our course content, however, this does not mean that some students with exceptional backgrounds would not take less time than recommended or that students with no background at all in finance or economics would not take longer than the maximum.

(weightings are approximate)
The Banking Landscape 7%
Financial Risk Management 20%
Products and Services 13%
Strategy 33%
Compliance 27%
TOTAL 100%
Exams 1
Exam Format Online Test
Exam Duration 90 Minutes
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Exam 55
Attempts Allowed Per Exam 2
Passing Grade 70%
Enrolment Period 6 months

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