ECO-20045 - Banking
Coordinator: Gabriella D Legrenzi Room: 1.68 Tel: +44 1782 7 34362
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective





ECO-10027 Quantitative Methods 2

Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

This module provides students with an understanding of the role played by international financial markets, banks and non-bank financial intermediaries in the financial system; of financial structure throughout the world; of how banks manage their assets and liabilities; of the regulatory environment in which banks operate; of central banking and the impact of monetary policy on international financial markets.

The module provides an introduction to the theory and practice of modern banking. It will provide students with an understanding of the specific role played by banks in a financial system, of the methods to manage the risks bank are exposed to, and of the regulatory environment in which banks operate.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Explain and assess the role of banks and non-bank financial intermediaries for modern economies: 1,2
Analyse and explain the nature of financial fragility and banking crises: 1,2
Explain and analyse the importance of bank regulation and the role of a central bank: 1,2
Describe and critically evaluate the risks that banks are exposed to: 2

Study hours

20 hours of lectures
4 hours of tutorials
73 hours of independent study
25 hours for class preparation
25 hours for assignment preparation
2 hours exam
1 hour class test

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Online Tasks weighted 30%
50 minute class test
Online test based upon the first part of the module

2: Exam weighted 70%
Take away exam
Assessment 2 is a take-away exam which will be available on KLE for 24-hours to answer and submit your answer via Turnitin File. Although students have been given significant time to complete this exam script, we expect most students to spend no more than 3 hours to complete and submit their answers via Turnitin (with a maximum of 2000 words). Answers should be as accurate and concise as possible.