Corporate Micro-Finance Supervision and Management

Banking and Financial Services

Course Overview

The course in Microfinance provides a broad based, practical introduction to the key ideas, techniques and skills needed to be a microfinance practitioner. The course is ideally suited to the needs and aspirations of both those who are new to microfinance, and those who need a wider understanding of the sector. The programme is flexible and allows you to fit your studies around your work and social commitments. 

This programme will teach you to understand your service providers, develop and negotiate service contracts with them, and to manage the successful delivery of their services.

Course Objectives

  • Improved knowledge, developed skills
  • Enhanced workplace performance
  • Career progression
  • Allows the use of the designation, Cert (microfinance)
  • International outlook
  • Practitioner perspectives
  • Global Outreach

Course Outline

Module 1: Introductory Microfinance

  • 1.1     Introduction
  • 1.2     The nature of Microfinance
  • 1.3     The demand for microfinance
  • 1.4     The supply of microfinance
  • 1.5     Products and services in microfinance
  • 1.6     A new Taxonomy in Microfinance
  • 1.7     Microfinance and ethical finance
  • 1.8     Course work

Module 2 – Product and Services in Modern Microfinance

  • 2.1     Introduction
  • 2.2     Financial Services
  • 2.3     Product Development process
  • 2.4     Non Financial Services
  • 2.5     New frontiers in microfinance Services
  • 2.6     Course work

Module 3 – The main Features of MicroCredit

  • 3.1     Introduction
  • 3.2     The screening of Beneficiaries
  • 3.3     The nature of finance Assets
  • 3.4     Distinguishing features of microcredit
  • 3.5     Collateral Policies
  • 3.6     Interest rates in Microcredit
  • 3.7      Course Work

Module 4 – Sustainability and Outreach

  • 4.1     Introduction
  • 4.2     Sustainability and Outreach
  • 4.3     Sustainability –how to reach it
  • 4.4     Outreach – How to select the beneficiaries
  • 4.5     The microfinance Dilemma
  • 4.6     The policies for improving sustainability
  • 4.7     Course work

Module 5 – Risk Management in Microfinance

  • 5.1     Introduction
  • 5.2     Risks in Microfinance
  • 5.3     The Business Risk
  • 5.4     Financial Risks
  • 5.5     Process Risks
  • 5.6     Course work

Module 6 – Monitoring the Microfinance Processes

  • 6.1     Introduction
  • 6.2     Reasons for a process approach
  • 6.3     Microfinance Processes
  • 6.4     The process of microcredit
  • 6.5     Process related risks
  • 6.6     Control Typologies
  • 6.7     The incentive system
  • 6.8     Course Work

Module 7 Microfinance Performance

  • 7.1     Introduction
  • 7.2     Performance Analysis
  • 7.3     Performance Evaluation Model for a Microfinance Project
  • 7.4     Performance Evaluation models for MFI
  • 7.5     Course Work

Module 8 – The Role of Regulation

  • 8.1     Introduction
  • 8.2     Regulation, supervision and Microfinance
  • 8.3     Determinants for regulating microfinance
  • 8.4     Key variables for microfinance regulation
  • 8.5     Which instrument to adopt
  • 8.6     Course work

Module 9 – Final Project

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