Offshore Banking Systems (Live Online)

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    Live Online


  • Duration:

    18 hours

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Part-Time: October 07, 2022 – November 18, 2022

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An account held in a foreign offshore bank is often described as an offshore account. Typically, an individual or company will maintain such an account for financial and legal advantages including strong privacy, little or no corporate taxation or protection against local, political, or financial instability. This course will examine various aspects of offshore banking as explained by an expert in the field.

Topics/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Discuss the scope of offshore banking.
  2. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of offshore banking.
  3. Discuss the concept of money laundering, its history and current treatment by various jurisdictions.
  4. Discuss the regulation of international banks.
  5. Describe a wide variety of offshore financial centres including Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Guernsey.


Subject to change without notice

Obada Al-Dimashki

Obada Al-DimashkiObada Al-Dimashki is an engaging and interpersonal business professor with extensive experience teaching at various post-secondary institutions across Canada. His teaching has covered several business topics including international business, finance, supply chain and management. Along with his teaching, His industry experience includes international supply chain management at a major industrial group and he has served as a reserve Combat Logistics Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces. He has a global business background with experiences in many countries around the globe including France, South Korea, Canada and the UAE. Obada holds a Master of Global Business degree from the University of Victoria and is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP|FIBP). He is also a dynamic individual with active hobbies such as karate, soccer and bodybuilding.


Live Online


  • October 07, 2022 – November 18, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Fridays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

Banking Secrecy and Offshore Financial Centers. Mary Alice-Young. Routledge. 2016. ISBN: 9781138195165


The registration fee for this course is $675.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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