This leads to the award of a Diploma in Microfinance of the Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services it’s the basic qualification for the majority of career Microfinance practitioners.


  • To create a pool of professionals, with appropriate skills to effectively manage the challenges of growth in the microfinance industry

    Am I Eligible?

    Either: (i) Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with 2 Principal passes and 1 subsidiary pass obtained at the same sitting or equivalent
    Or       (ii) Banking Certificate
               (iii) Any other recognised professional qualification like CPA, ACCA or equivalent.

    What will I study?
    For the award of the Diploma in Microfinance one must pass the 16 papers listed below, including the internship/Business Project:-
    • Management Information System
    • Risk Management in Microfinance
    • Financial Resource Mobilisation and Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Marketing in Microfinance
    • Business Environment for Microfinance
    • Management and Organization in Microfinance
    • Accounting and Financial Management
    • Legal Framework of Microfinance Business
    • Entrepreneurship and Investment
    • Product Design & Development
    • Rural & Agricultural Value Chain Financing
    • Monitoring and Evaluation for Microfinance

    Credit Administration in Microfinance
    • History and Trends in Microfinance
    • Student’ Project/ Internship

    Duration: 2 Years


Banking & Finance Skills