PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The scope of finance and financial management is wide. This programme aims to provide businesses with trained financial management professionals who have the required competencies to control and successfully manipulate financial assets to improve the efficiency and profitability of businesses. It also prepares individuals for careers in banking and other institutions in the financial sector. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree in Financial Management will earn the Associate in Applied Science – Management with Accounting after the first 61 credits.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A and mathematics, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).

 

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  COURSES IN THE MAJOR     CORE CURRICULUM COURSES  
CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
ACCT 126 Fundamentals of Accounting 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
ACCT 210 Cost and Management Accounting 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
ACCT 215 Intermediate Accounting I 3 SOC 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
ACCT 216 Intermediate Accounting II 3 MATH 119 Finite Mathematics 3
ACCT 250 Auditing 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3
BUSI 120 Business Orientation 1 Students are required to complete fifteen (15) credits taken from the list of courses below
BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1
ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics 3 ENVH 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 3
ECON 125 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3
ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3
ENTP 220 Caribbean Business Environments 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity 1
ENTP 310 Managing Family Enterprise 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3
ENTP 410 Social Entrepreneurship 3 SCIE 121 Fundamentals of Natural Sciences 3
FINC 205 Financial Management 3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1
FINC 310 Corporate Finance 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3
LAWW 310 Business Law 3 ARTS 120 Survey of Art History 1
MGMT 125 Principles of Management 3 CLTR 120 Introduction to the Culture of Trinidad and Tobago 1
MGMT 205 Management Information Systems 3 MUSC 120 Introduction to the Study of Music 1
MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management 3 Total Core Curriculum Courses 30
MGMT 300 Organisational Behaviour 3 FREE ELECTIVE COURSES
MKTG 205 Principles of Marketing 3 Two 1-credit free electives to be taken from courses offered by the College
STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 Total Credits  Free Elective 2
Total Credits in the Major Area of Study 64
 SPECIALIZATION COURSES
FINC 305 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
FINC 330 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FINC 340 Investment Analysis and Management 3
FINC 410 Money and Banking 4
FINC 420 Futures and Options Markets 3
FINC 425 International Financial Management 4
FINC 450 Financial Planning 4
Total Credits in Financial Management Specialization 24
   
   

The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

The College accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • LINX
  • Visa/Master card
  • Certified/Manager’s cheque

Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.

 

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:  www.moe.gov.tt

Important:
Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.

 

Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

  • tuition fees
  • accommodation
  • airfare and other transportation costs
  • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
  • books and related materials
  • special equipment
  • other related tertiary expenses

For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt

 

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: registrar@costaatt.edu.tt

To be awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree in Financial Management, students must successfully complete 120 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

Required courses in the major area of study 64 credits
Required courses in financial management specialization 24 credits
Total courses in major area of study 88 credits
Free Elective courses    2 credits
Core curriculum courses 30 credits
Total credits required for graduation 120 credits

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