Javeriana University, with the support of Bancamía, has created the Diploma of Microfinance Management, a training program designed to respond to the growing demand for experts in microfinance in Latin America, and particularly in Colombia.
The Diploma in Microfinance Management will be given over the Internet and consist of 120 hours distributed over three months, in which professionals can study the microfinance system as a whole, the specific features of this market and its institutions, basic financial mathematical techniques, risks associated to the activity, qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing loans to micro- and small enterprises, in addition to administration of the portfolio, and various other subjects that will enable participants to develop the necessary skills to navigate this economic field.
Bancamía -which according to figures from the Superintendencia Financiera (Financial Superintendency) recorded at the close of November 2013 the highest share of the micro-credit holding of all the private supervised institutions in the country- will be involved both in creating the contents and providing tutoring from the bank’s microfinance experts.
The students who obtain the best academic scores will be given the opportunity to take part in Bancamía’s talent selection processes.
The Diploma can be done from various parts of the country, as it does not require a classroom-based study. The registration period is already open to begin classes in the first weeks of March.
The program is aimed at current students of Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Law, Sociology, Political Science and Engineering with an interest and vocation for working in the microfinance sector.