The two-year Banking Diploma is designed to give students a background in technical and service skills required in today’s banking environment. To be competitive, banks require employees with problem-solving abilities, who can work in a team and adapt to changing environments.

By the end of the two-year Banking Diploma program, graduates will have a solid understanding of business and banking, gained through hands-on laboratory activities that use real-world banking principles. Students may exit after one year with a Banking Certificate.



Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply banking practices and business principles essential to efficient and effective job performance at a senior/supervisory level
  2. Examine and critique the key fundamentals of bank operations from a strategic level such as capital adequacy, risk, profitability and reserve requirements
  3. Demonstrate competencies in various key areas of banking, particularly in the areas of retail banking, commercial banking, financial planning, and investment management.
  4. Integrate effective banking industry quality management principles and practices while developing and maintaining professional banking relationships with clients.
  5. Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program may obtain employment with a bank and occupy an entry-level position in a variety of areas such as retail banking, operations, credit department, etc. The following job titles represent examples of the positions graduates may be assigned to, depending on the bank’s recruitment needs at the time:

  • Management trainee, Assistant Relationship Manager, Loan Officer
  • Junior positions such as: Teller, Cashier, Customer Service Representative, branch and back office clerical staff

The actual job title may vary depending on the bank’s organizational chart.

Further Studies

A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Registrar’s Office or the Career Counseling and Resource Centre. Staff in both these offices will provide support and assistance to CNA-Q graduates seeking to further their post-secondary studies.

For more information, please refer to the Program.

Articulation and Transfer Credit section in this Academic Calendar.

Request for more information

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School of Business Studies

+974 4495 2624

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate with the following:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    Minimum 60%

    Three additional courses at the Grade 12 level
  2. Obtaining the required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years with an overall band 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5 are exempt from taking the AEP. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 71 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test, as administered and validated by the CNA-Q Testing Centre.
  2. Present a valid Academic IELTS exam with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successfully complete FL1090, a pass/fail language development course where the final examination is the OOPT. A score of 71 or greater is required on the OOPT.

Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause.