Essential Banking Principles (Online)

Essential Banking Principles (Online)

Understand the financial system, central banks, regulation and supervision as well as bank risk management.


This course – an introduction to the financial system and central banks – will prepare you to understand regulation and supervision in the banking sector, which has become ever more important since the global financial crisis. Closely related to this, the Essential Banking Principles course will cover how to manage a bank’s various risks. Students will also examine how banks make money and how various areas of banking can operate successfully and efficiently. This course is suitable for (retail) bankers who want to take their career to the next level.  


On successful completion of this short course, you will able to: 

  • discuss reasons for bank supervision and regulation, as well as the role of central banks in the financial system.
  • analyse various banking risks and challenges faced.
  • analyse a bank’s financial statement, and comment on the bank’s performance.
  • distinguish between different sources of finance and capital structures.
  • discuss conflicts between business development and credit decision-making and risk management.




  • This course has no admission requirements.
  • A good level of English reading and writing proficiency is required. 
How to apply

Students need to complete the following process in order to register for this course.

Before applying, be sure that you:

  1. meet the minimum entry requirements as per the course programme brochure.
  2. adhere to the admission closing dates as per the course programme timetable.
  3. have all required documentation available as set out in the course program brochure.

Contact our student service centre at 086 999 0001 where a consultant will gladly assist you by completing your admission application on your behalf.

Upon successful admission, you will receive a confirmation SMS and email, as well as login details to access myMilparkmyMilpark, our online student environment.