Offshore Banking Systems (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    18 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date


Part Time: March 25, 2022 – May 06, 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.


Live Online

Part Time:

  • March 25, 2022 – May 06, 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

Required texts or other online reference materials will be determined by the instructor.


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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