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Course Details in 2020/21 Session

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Module Title LM Contemporary Topics in Banking and Finance
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 29614
Module Lead Andrew Mullineux
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-70 hours
Lecture-30 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module covers topical issues relating to the financial sector, such as: corporate governance; regulatory and supervisory issues; high speed trading, fiduciary responsibilities, conflicts of interest, predatory and responsible lending and borrowing, socially responsible investment, Islamic finance, stewardship, responsibilities of asset managers and pensions fund trustees, the corporate pensions deficit problem, inter alia.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Discriminate and critically appraise the roles of commercial banks and investment institutions within the financial system.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the governance roles of banks and other financial institutions.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of responsible investment and stewardship.
  • Explain and critically appraise the regulation and supervision of financial institutions.
Assessment 29614-01 : Assignment 1 : Coursework (50%)
29614-02 : Assignment 2 : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 2 x1250 individual assignments (on two different topics) -100% (50% each essay)

Reassessment: One 2,500 word individual assignment (100%)
Reading List