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Module Title LM International Banking and Finance: Regulation and Supervision
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 27177
Module Lead Frank Strobel
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours
Exclusions
Description The module deals with the fundamentals of why and how banks are regulated. It begins by examining the microeconomic foundations of financial intermediaries, covering sources of banking risk, internal risk management procedures. It critically reviews the changes to the international banking and finance system post 1970. The module will analyse in-depth the evolution of international banking regulation and supervision in selected countries, with close attention is paid to recent global developments in bank regulation and to recent market changes to supervisory practice. The relative strengths and weaknesses of the current systems will be investigated, emphasising cross-country differences. Potential solutions and policy proposals will be examined and critically evaluated.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the theoretical underpinnings, required for the analysis of bank regulation;
  • Apply the advanced theoretical framework to analyse trends in international banking and critically evaluate current regulatory practices;
  • Analyse developments in the area of bank regulation and supervision;
  • Identify and evaluate the complex sources of banking risk.
Assessment 27177-01 : Problem Set 1 : Coursework (10%)
27177-02 : Problem Set 2 : Coursework (10%)
27177-03 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (80%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
2 hour written examination 80%
2 problem sets 20%

Reassessment: 2 hour exam (100%)
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