Chartered Banker Program

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Chartered Banker Program Offering

The Chartered Banker program leads to the award of the Chartered Banker qualification of the Uganda Institute of banking & Financial Services. The Chartered banker, formerly the Certified Professional Banker (Diploma in Banking) has been revised to three (3) levels.

Structure of the Chartered Banker Program

  • Three stage progressive structure: Professional, executive and chartered (planned to be linked to an MBA)
  • Leads to award of Chartered Banker
  • Varied entry requirements depending on students’ background
  • Three year duration, broken into two semesters per level

What is New?

  • New content e.g. digital banking, risk & compliance, Islamic finance, agent banking etc..
  • Combines global standards and local context
  • Multi-level structure & entry routes.
  • Greater practical content – project and case study approach embedded at all levels.
  • Extensive CPD structure.
  • Strong emphasis on ethics.
  • Futuristic – treatment of emerging issues
  • Exemptions and credit transfer

Why the Chartered Banker Qualification? 

  • Enhance competence and competitiveness.
  • Professional recognition.
  • Mobility / cross border recognition.
  • Affordability

Entry Routes/Requirements

  • First Route
    • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant disciplines (Eligible for exemptions)
    • Professional qualifications (CPA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPS, CPB) – (Eligible for exemptions)
    •  Master’s degree (Eligible for exemptions) and :
  • Second Route
    • Diploma – (No exemptions)
    • A.C.E with 2 Principal Passes (No exemptions) What will I study?
    • Level 1 – Professional Banker

Semester 1:

  • Financial Systems and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Banking Professional Ethics
  • Law Relating to Financial Services
  • Banking Operations

Semester 2:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Marketing of Financial Services  Economics of Banking
  • Human Resource Management

Duration: 2 Semesters

  • Level 2 – Executive Banker  Corporate & Retail Lending
    • Bank Management and Financial Analysis
    • International Banking & Trade Finance
    • Risk & Compliance
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Agency & Digital Banking

Duration: 2 semesters

  • Level 3 – Chartered Banker

(a) Compulsory Papers (2)

  • Contemporary Issues in Banking
  • Corporate Governance & Strategy

(b) Elective Papers (Any two)

  • Lending Specialization
  • Commercial & Investment Banking
  • Risk & Compliance

Duration: 2 semesters

Study Methodology

Evening Classes and E-Learning Classes

The evening classes are conducted from 6.00pm to 9.00pm

E-Learning Classes with online Tutors are conducted at one’s convenience

What is the pass mark in the examination?

The pass mark in each paper shall be 50%.

When do studies begin for level 1 (Professional Banker)?

The semester begins on 28th January 2019 to 3rd May 2019 and July to November semester begins on 22nd July to 2nd November 2019.

When do studies begin for level 2 (Executive Banker)?

The semester begins on 22nd July 2019 to 2nd November 2019.

When are the examinations held?

Examinations are held in the first two weeks of May and November each year.

Tuition Fees Per Semester

(Tuition & Examination fees 2019) per module/Subject

Courses Tuition Evening Tuition Blended Tuition


Examination Exemption
1. Level 1: – Professional Banker 350,000 300,000 250,000 85,000 300,000
2. Level 2: – Executive Banker 500,000 400,000 350,000 120,000
3. Level 3: – Chartered Banker 800,000 700,000 600,000 300,000

Please note:

  • Tuition is charged per module/subject. Each Semester, 4 modules are conducted in the Evening Study classes. You can take a minimum of 1 module per semester up to a maximum of 4 modules/subjects per semester.
  • Exemption/Credit Transfer cases shall be handled on a case by case basis upon presentation of relevant qualifications. Functional Fees
(i) Identity Card 10,000
(ii) Membership fee 65,000
(iii) Technology fee 45,000
(iv) NCHE fee 20,000
(v) Internship (Level 1) 200,000
(vi) Application Fee 20,000
Total 360,000

Methods of Payment:

  • Bank Drafts should be made in favour of “THE UGANDA INSTITUTE OF BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES”
  • Bank slips

How do I apply?

By filling in the application form and returning it to: The Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services Plot 10, Buganda Road, P.O. Box 4986, Kampala.

Tel. 0414-233628/0414236849/0772-467127        Fax. 0414-234259

E-mail: or

Detailed information about the above programmes can be obtained from:

The Registrar’s Department

The Uganda Institute of Banking & Financial Services

Plot 10 Buganda Road

P.O. Box 4986 Kampala Tel:0414-36849 OR Gen. Line 0414-233628



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Contact Info

Plot 10 Buganda Road, P.O Box 4986, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: (+256) 414-233628

Fax: (+256) 414-234259


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