Ordinary Diploma in Banking and Finace (ODBF)


This is a two−year programme designed for candidates who require basic banking skills or those who wish to learn about new technology and practices in the banking and financial institutions industry.

The programme combines banking and finance principles and practices in financial  institutions and focuses on teaching students through actual case studies and real world applications

Programme Objectives

The holder of this qualification will be able to;

i. Apply microfinance theories and models, banking practices and laws governing banking in providing effective and efficient banking services

ii. Apply communication skills, fundamentals of marketing and customer care skills, management skills and basics of entrepreneurial skills in promoting banking products and sales

iii. Appropriately use mathematics and economics skills in executing routine and non routine work in banking and financial institutions environment, use accounting skills and corporate finance principles in making investment decisions in banking and financial institutions.

Programme Duration

The programme runs for two (2) years where Ordinary Diploma in Banking and Finance is awarded upon successfully completion of two National Technical Awards programmes at level 5 (NTA 5) and level 6 (NTA 6)

Tuition Fee Structure

i) For Tanzanians is Tshs. 1,200,000 payable in two installments.

ii) For Foreign Students is US$ 1,200 payable in two installments

Entry Qualifications

Entry Requirement and Eligibility

Direct Entry: Holder of Form six certificates with at least a principal and a subsidiary pass (excluding religious subjects).

Equivalent qualification: A Form Four certificate with at least four passes (religious subjects not counted) and with NTA level 4 i.e. Basic Certificate from a recognized higher learning institution. For ODCS and ODIT, one of the passes at O – level must be in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.


Curriculum Structure

Year I  Semester I

Subject Code Subject Name
CLT 05101 Basic Communication Skills
AFT 05101 Introduction to Accounting I
BFT 0 5101 Elements of Banking
LW511 Introduction to Business Law
MTT 05101 Basic Mathematics and Statistics
Semester II  
BFT 05202 Selling and Customer Care Skills
BFT 05203 Commerce
AFT 05202 Basics of Corporate Finance and Financial Services
BFT 0 5204 Introduction to International Trade
CIT 528 Introduction to Computer Application
BFT 05205 Field Work Practical Training
Year II Semester III  
BFD 06101 Principles of Micro Finance
ECD 06101 Principles of Economics
AFD 06101 Financial Accounting I
MTD 06101 Mathematics and statistics
BFD 06102 Principles and practices of banking
MG 611 Principles of Marketing and customer services
Semester IV  
BFU 0620 Project work
AFD 06103 Principles of corporate finance
BFD 06203 SMEs Financing by banks
GSD 06201 Law Relating to Banks
MSD 06202 Fundamentals of Management
MSU 06201 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship


Carrier Opportunities

The programme is geared towards producing junior professionals with  banking skills, new technology and practices in the banking and financial institutions industry.