Welcome to the Botswana Institute of Bankers
The Botswana Institute of Bankers (BIOB) offers a professional banking qualification, through a systematic study of the theory and practice of Banking, with a view of enhancing the efficiency of banking services in the country.
The Institute is pleased to advise that the rationalisation and harmonisation of its curriculum in line with current banking trends, the needs of our corporate members and recommendations made by the Alliance of African Institutes of Bankers (AAIOB) is complete and the new BIOB curriculum is now in place.
The Intermediate Diploma has now been phased out in favour of boosting the Certificate Level and maintaining the number of subjects to be completed in line with those at other Institutes.
The new, updated curriculum will better meet our members’ needs and equip them with the range of competencies they require to ensure more professional and efficient service in the working environment.
Currently the corporate membership of the Institute comprises of fourteen banks/financial institutions namely, African Banking Corporation, Bank of Baroda, Bank of Botswana, Bank Gaborone, Bank of India, Barclays Bank, Botswana Building Society, Botswana Savings Bank, Capital Bank, First National Bank, Bank SBI Botswana Ltd, National Development Bank, Stanbic Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.
Our Principal Responsibility
The Institute sets out to provide demanding, practical, innovative courses to equip members with the intellectual and professional flexibility to adapt to the increasing challenges that are presenting themselves in the dynamic financial industry.
Why should you take part in the Institute training programmes?
According to Van der Heijden (2002) employees have to bear responsibility for their own professional development, by learning new expertise, setting new goals and monitoring their approach to these goals. Nobody knows what knowledge and skills are needed in the long run, because nobody knows what the organization, and on a large scale society, will be doing in the future. It is this sense of short-term that makes it vital for employees to take control of their own career, see their future, at least in terms of their opportunities and capabilities. Management involvement may be important in employee training and development programmes but employees are fully responsible for the development of the necessary occupational expertise to position themselves in the world of work. Employees should familiarize themselves with matters to how and in which direction markets, products, organizations, functions and qualification requirements are changing (Van der Heijden, 2002).