Banking Courses

The Cayman Banking Certificate

Trust Courses - Introduction to Private Trust
Companies Administration Course


Course Descriptions

The Cayman Banking Certificate

The Cayman Islands Bankers' Association (CIBA) and University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) form a Strategic Alliance to provide residents the opportunity to develop their knowledge of banking. This programme is designed to assist students with their professional development in the banking field. We encourage everyone interested in improving their knowledge of banking to undertake this exciting professional development programme.

There are many advantages to attending UCCI:

  • Small classes and personalized attention with local and international faculty
  • A personal academic advisor to assist with course selection and registration
  • The demands of a university environment without the challenges of a different culture
  • It is more affordable than overseas institutions
  • Scholarships from Government and Industry Partners are available


To register, please email the University College of the Cayman Islands at info@ucci.edu.ky, Annette Murphy (UCCI) at amurphy@ucci.edu.ky or Richard Lewis (CIBA) at ciba@cibankers.org.

Programme Length

The CBC’s programme is one year for full-time students who would complete the seven required courses.

Additional courses may be necessary depending on the level of competency in Mathematics and English Language.

Introduction to Accounting (ACC121) - Credits: 3
This course offers a comprehensive and practical approach to modern-day principles of accounting. It focuses largely on
accounting for external reporting and the generation of financial information necessary for managerial decision making. This includes the financial statements, balance sheets, income statements, statement of cash flows and retained
earnings statements necessary to report
to investors and creditors of large corporate business entities.

Financial Accounting (ACC 201) – Credits: 3
Pre-requisite: ACC 121 or permission of the lecturer. This course places emphasis on the accounting principles and procedures
applied to Corporations. Topics include equity structure, long-term liabilities, investments and fair
value accounting, common stocks, bonds and statement
of cash flows, as well as financial statements analysis.

Company Law (ACC 333) - Credits: 3
This course examines the laws and principles that are applicable to business corporations. Topics include the formation of companies, authorized and issued share capital, the rights of shareholders and creditors, changing company names, the reporting requirements of companies and the dissolution of companies.

Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 221) - Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of economic markets and market economies. The
concepts of demand, supply, production, prices, allocation of resources and market failure are studied.

Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 222) - Credits: 3
This course looks at a range of macroeconomic issues and policies, including the determinants of unemployment, inflation, international trade, national income and gross domestic product. Students examine the use of fiscal and monetary policies in achieving macroeconomic objectives.

Business Communications (ENG 231) - Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the essential writing, comprehension and speaking skills necessary for effective communication within the workplace. It seeks to provide a basis for the life-long development of communication techniques.

Introduction to Banking (FIN 250) - Credits: 3
This workshop provides an overview of the banking industry, both in the context of the Cayman Islands and internationally.
Participants obtain an understanding of the operations of the banking sector from industry professionals. Topics include monetary analysis, the history of banking and finance, market participants, banker/customer relationships, foreign exchange, retail banking products and services, the role of Central Banks and more.

Introduction to Private Trusts
Date: TBA
Time: 5:15pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, Governor's Square, West Bay Road
Members: KYD $600.00 (USD $731.71) Non-Members: KYD $700.00 (USD $853.66)

Our Introduction to Trusts course is a thirteen week programme offered once annually. Two hour sessions are held once weekly. It is designed to provide a basic understanding of trusts and is suited to new trust company employees and persons contemplating a career in trusts.

The course will cover:

  • Overview of the Trust Industry

  • What is a Trust

  • Uses of Trusts (How and Why)

  • The Three Certainties

  • Types of Trusts & Their Individual Uses

  • Documentation

  • The Trust Deed

  • Perpetuity Periods

  • Anti Terrorism (CFT)

  • Duties of a Trustee

  • Breach of Trust

  • Conflict of Interest

  • Duty to Account

  • Investing Trust Assets

  • Types of Investments

  • What is a Company

  • Director's Duties

  • Offshore Jurisdictions

  • Tax Implications

  • Confidentiality

  • The Trust Industry in Other Jurisdictions

  • Revision/Open Floor

  • Exam

Companies Administration Course

Date: TBA
Time: 5:15pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, Governor's Square, West Bay Road
Members: KYD $500.00 (US $D609.76) Non-Members: KYD $600.00 (USD $731.71)

The Companies Administration Course is a seven week programme. Two hour sessions are held once weekly. This programme
enables participants to gain an understanding of the set up and regulatory requirements of companies.

The course will cover:

  • Company Formation

  • Annual Requirements for a Company

  • Changes to Directors,

  • Secretary & Shareholders

  • Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

  • Financial Accounting

  • Compliance & Accountability

  • Final Exam

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