Program Overview

The global banking industry is currently undergoing major restructuring. Future managers will have to be aware of the importance of the banking industry to the economy, key risk management techniques and the links between banks and the more broadly-defined finance industry. Of critical importance is that future bank managers have a holistic knowledge of bank operations - including the credit, liquidity and market risk departments. 

ESLSCA Master in Banking and Risk Management is intended for professionals working in the banking sector, with relevant 

industry experience, who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise. 

Program Objectives

The program is designed to develop professionals working in the banking and finance industry to be able to compete in the 21st century. It provides you with the knowledge and skills to recognize and solve executive management problems and to implement solutions. With an industry undergoing such rapid change, highly developed leadership skills are required to meet the challenges in multiple changes occurring in the industry. 


Specifically, students will learn: 


• The fundamental and advanced aspects of domestic and international bank operations 

• Essential financial and operational risk measurement and management techniques 

• How to utilize financial techniques and their uses within the banking industry 

• To apply analytical techniques to analyze operational problems arising within banks 

• To evaluate theory through critical appraisal of current research in the area of banks 


This program provides the opportunity to mix with other attendees who are the rising leaders of their organizations. It is designed to enhance your ability to address the broad set of issues you will face as a bank or financial industry executive, working in a competitive and ever – changing market place. Well-designed curriculum helps to prepare you for real –life situations within your own organization. 

The program faculty includes many of the most important thinkers, practitioners, and experts in the financial service  industry. You will be exposed to highly-intensive classroom settings, and a range of formal workshops to discuss and  debate problems and solutions with faculty and fellow students. 

Program Structure

Core Courses:

  • Core Courses
    BAN552 : Accounting for Managers : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course provides the students with a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts, procedures and techniques of managerial accounting. Students will be able to use the financial information to take different managerial decisions.

    BAN545 : Marketing Financial Services : (Credit hours: 3)
    BAN543 : Corporate Finance : (Credit hours: 3)
    BAN541 : Economics for Financial Service Providers : (Credit hours: 3)
    BAN542 : Statistics for Decision Making : (Credit hours: 3)
    BAN509 : Contemporary Management : (Credit hours: 3)

     This is a generic course, which demonstrates the basic concepts and essential skills for any successful manager such as supervision, delegation, negotiation, team building, leadership, and effective communication skills. It also gives an introduction to the conceptual framework of Organisation behaviour which focuses on the individuals within organisation as the relevant unit of analysis in addition to study of nature and relationship among groups and departments that make up those organisations.

    BAN551 : Contract & Trade Finance : (Credit hours: 3)
    BAN548 : Retail Credit Risk Management : (Credit hours: 3)

Specialization Tracks:

  • Finance, Banking and Risk Management MBA
    BAN553 : Bank Simulation & Seminar : (Credit hours: 3)
    BAN549 : SME Banking : (Credit hours: 3)
    BAN582 : Risk Management : (Credit hours: )
    BAN544 : Financial Markets & Institutions : (Credit hours: 3)
    BAN539 : Islamic Finance : (Credit hours: 3)
    BAN611 : Investment & Portofolio Management : (Credit hours: 3)
    BAN528 : Bank Management : (Credit hours: 3)
    BAN529 : Credit & Retail Risk analysis : (Credit hours: 3)

    The course presents current and best practice for retail/consumer credit quality assessment, retail/consumer lending and Account Receivables (A/RS) management, and collections policies and strategies for retail/ consumer credit portfolios. During the course, students are introduced to procedures for managing Account Receivables (A/Rs) and collections, and establishing terms of sale, payment conditions, and payment deadlines. The course addresses issues related to credit quality assessment, forecasting credit loss exposures and evaluating credit granting decisions.



Program Requirements

The Admission Committee welcomes applications from individuals who possess a solid record of academic and professional achievements and can demonstrate their ability and potential to conduct  high quality academic work. We assess and evaluate each MBA candidate on the basis of the following criteria: 
 - Academic Requirements: A minimum of an undergraduate degree, a bachelor or the equivalent, from a recognised institution of higher education and a solid record of academic achievements on a consistent basis. We welcome applicants with diverse academic backgrounds either business or non-business backgrounds.
- Evidence of managerial and professional experience:  The goal of the Admission Committee is to admit    candidates  who possess well-defined career goals and a high potential for success at work. We glean applicants' essays, letters of evaluation, and résumé (C.V.)
- Personal qualities:  The Admissions Committee looks for applicants who are mature, honest, intellectually curious,flexible, and personable. Evidence of applicant's personal qualities will be found in application essays, letters of evaluation and the résumé. 
- Fluency in written and spoken English:  The Admission Committee evaluates the English level during the personal interview and matches it according to the program applied to. Moreover, the candidates are required to submit any internationally-recognised English proficiency exams.


Bring the following documents to the admission offices in Mohandessein, Heliopolis:

  •  ID and Passport Copy
  •  5 Personal Photos
  •  Original Birth Certificate (Computarized)
  •  Original Graduation Certificate or Original Transcript (English or Arabic)
  •  Updated Resume
  •  TOEFL (Paper) with minimum score 500 or TOEFL IBT with minimum score between 59-60 or TOEFL Computer with minimum score 173 or British Council's IELTS with minimum score 5 or ESLSCA Admission Test (EAT)
  •  GMAT is a plus (not required)
  •  According to the new regulation of Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities (ESCU), students of Non-governmental Universities must bring an Equivalency Decision in which their certificate is equal to those of governmental; from either their non-governmental university or the ESCU
  •  You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of Diploma to continue MBA program.

An appropriate performance is a must during a personal interview to finalize your admission process.

After collecting your acceptance from the interview committee, you can start registration in the student affairs department (Mohandessein or Heliopolis Campuses)

Post Admission and Acceptance Steps:

Once you receive your acceptance letter you are required to register for your first semester.
Upon registration you will choose your attendance schedule and location1

Attendance schedules offered in the below forms2

  • Friday and Saturday every other week
  • Two weekdays