Finance and Banking

Typical training in finance and banking course structure

  • Two seminars each morning led by specialist tutors.
  • One seminar each day  by guest speakers
  • Two field visits to companies each week.
  • Three hosted cultural visits each week.
  • One hosted lunch in the University of Oxford.
  • Certificate on completion.


Sample finance and banking course content (this list is not exhaustive)

  1. Risk assessment and Loan Appraisal mechanisms,  especially comparative studies involving discussions with British Banks
  2. Correspondent Banking
  3. Capital Markets
  4. Regulation and Compliance
  5. Financial Analysis and Forecasts
  6. Financial Modelling
  7. Corporate Finance
  8. Equities
  9. Bonds, Derivatives, Treasury and Risk Credit analysis
  10. Commercial banking
  11. Investment Management
  12. Comparative banking systems through field trips, professional workshops and seminars by industry experts both from the United Kingdom as well as other European countries
  13. Current practices in the banking industry e.g. the application of the Basel II, or Project Finance, Small & Medium Enterprise Financing

Business Communications Training (Optional  topics)

  1. Intercultural Communications in the context of finance and banking
  2. Financial reporting
  3. Operations management
  4. Marketing, culture and society
  5. Management reporting
  6. Business communications
  7. Legal communications in business
  8. Running effective meetings
  9. Organising and making presentations
  10. Negotiating Skills
Trips and visits

  • Field Trips to relevant financial institutions in the UK e.g. major banks
  • Field Trips to relevant organisations within the UK for example Oxford City Council, the Chambers of Commerce
  • Field Trips to educational institutions such as the Said Business School (Oxford)
  • “Match-making” visits to relevant companies in Oxford and London, this can take the form of hosted meals followed by discussion

Cultural programme and excursions

Visits to the Colleges and Libraries of the University of Oxford;

Lunch in a College of the University;

Musical concerts at the Sheldonian Theatre and the Holywell Music Room

Guided tour of the Ashmolean museum, Bodleian library and the Pitt-Rivers Collection;

Day trips to Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds, Warwick Castle and other stately homes and gardens.


Accommodation and meals

Delegates usually stay in a good hotel in the centre of the city. They typically have lunch together and some of these are hosted by teachers and staff.



 A bi-lingual simultaneous translator can be provided.


Course duration

This depends on the client’s needs and requirements. The banking and finance course and business communications training option can be run anytime of the year by arrangement with OICT.