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 2019/20

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

Yes

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

ECO-10009 Economics for Financial Markets


Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20

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.

Aims
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 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: 1,2

Study hours

24 hours of lectures
5 hours of tutorials
71 hours of independent study
25 hours for class preparation
25 hours for assignment preparation


School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

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

2: Unseen Exam weighted 70%
2 hour unseen examination
Examination covering the whole module syllabus