Degree Type: 

Master of Science


Department of Economics Studies

Modes of Study: 


About Programme: 

MSc. Microfinance is a unique programme that is solely offered by the Department of Economics, UCC to train microfinance practitioners both in the country and in the West African sub-region at the University of Cape Coast.   The programme offers students the opportunity to appreciate the challenges confronting microfinance in Sub-Saharan Africa and develop strategies to deal with the challenges. It also offers the opportunity to develop capacity in teaching, research and outreach in microfinance.

Students who graduate with MSc. Microfinance are usually absorbed by the booming microfinance industry and other financial institutions in the country.

Entry Requirements: 

First degree holders (at least a second class lower division award) with professional experience in any of the following related areas: finance, banking and any other social science subject area. Potential participants without a first degree but who possess professional and other related qualification will be assessed by the Department for consideration into the programme.

Career Opportunities: 



Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
3 Credit(s)

Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.

Second Semester

CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
3 Credit(s)

This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.