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 Following a very successful launching of the CFA program we are pleased to announce that we will be offering ABA courses in Nepal in partnership with the Institute of Banking Studies (IBS) in Cyprus, the only authorised provider of American Bankers’ Association tuition outside the US. The American Bankers’ Association has been in existence for more than a century. Students may obtain the professional Diploma in banking as well as Certificates of attendance on relevant subjects. The diploma will enable the holder to become a member of the American Bankers’ Association.

We realise that there are 30,000 bank employees in Nepal and therefore we have planned to offer this course through real online system so that the course reaches throughout Nepal. This course will be taught by qualified Cypriot professors (educated and trained in the UK and the US).


  • By acquiring ABA membership individuals will obtain a significant competitive advantage in the pool of employment arena in the banking and the rest of the financial sector, both in Nepal and internationally.
  • The American Bankers Association is based on the country with the biggest and most advanced financial sector. Membership of this organisation gives access to a very large network of knowledge and opportunity and Diploma will be provided by American Bankers Association (ABA), USA.
  • People who successfully pass the exams and obtain the qualification also gain immense knowledge in the workings of the financial sector and at the same time gain a great amount of general knowledge in relevant areas like marketing, economics, accounting, etc.

Bank employees who successfully become members of ABA will clearly have an advantage at times of promotion.


  • Bachelor/ Master/CA/ACCA or 10+2 with experience can join
  • Flexibility in course and study time with ease of student.
  • Training is delivered in the form of lectures/seminar/online with all essential printed materials.
  • Comparative very nominal fees for Course
  • Heavy Discount for early birds

Lecture team:

12963454_1192706957420872_8424434568517959_nDr. Andreas Hadjixenophontos


Dr. Andreas Hadjixenophontos is an Assistant Professor of Accounting, Banking and Finance at NUP. He received a B.Sc. degree in Accounting & Finance, an M.Sc. in European Studies and a Ph.D. in Economic History, all from the London School of Economics. His areas of specialization are Accounting & Finance and Economic History. His teaching interests are in the areas of Accounting, Finance and Economics and he has taught in various universities. His current research interests are in the field of Applied economics, Financial Engineering and co-operative banking. For a number of years, he worked for Price Waterhouse in London as audit manager of a portfolio of clients that included a number of top UK Public companies. He has also held top managerial positions in the co-operative and investment banking sector of Cyprus. Dr Hadjixenophontos is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


drDr. Christos Christodoulou-Volos



Dr. Christos Christodoulou-Volos is an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance. He received an MA in economics from the City College of the City University of New York (CUNY), an MPhil and a Ph.D. in economics in 1997 from the Graduate School of the CUNY. His areas of specialization are Macroeconometrics and Monetary and Financial Economics. His teaching interests are in the areas of Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Finance, Statistics, and Econometrics and he has taught in many universities worldwide. He has published many scientific articles in leading academic journals and his current research interests are in the broad field of empirical macroeconomics and financial economics, including the problem of pricing and hedging of financial assets, decisions making under uncertainty, and the application of econometric models, such as, univariate and multivariate GARCH models, FIGARCH models, and correlated unobserved components model, and the effects of economic uncertainty on real estate. For a number of years, he held managerial positions in well‐known companies in the United States, as a senior economist for a trade association and as Economist for a financial company dealing with litigation economics, in USA.

For More Information: www.aba.com  ,  www.ibscyprus.com.cy/en/