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Module Title LM International Banking and Finance
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 06727
Module Lead Afrasiab Mirza
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-0 hours
Seminar-0 hours
Tutorial-0 hours
Project supervision-0 hours
Demonstration-0 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-0 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-0 hours
Fieldwork-0 hours
External Visits-0 hours
Work based learning-0 hours
Guided independent study-0 hours
Placement-0 hours
Year Abroad-0 hours
Exclusions none
Description

The module explores a number of issues in international banking and finance. It contains a review of the institutional structure of, and then goes on to explore issues relating to the development of, the international financial system. Although coverage will change from year to year, possible topics include European financial integration, financial sector reform in transition economies, financial crises, bank failures and mergers, innovation in banking.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the way in which the international financial system operates;
  • synthesise the recent advanced research in the area of International Banking and Finance explaining how trends in the international financial markets can be analysed;
  • critically appraise key policy issues that arise from the developments studied.
Assessment 06727-01 : Problem set 1 : Coursework (15%)
06727-02 : Written Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (70%)
06727-04 : Problem set 2 : Coursework (15%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 2 hour written examination (70%)
2 x 1,500 word essays (15% each)

Reassessment: 2 hr examination (100%)
Other none
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