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Course Details in 2020/21 Session

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Module Title LH Economics of Banking
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 19556
Module Lead Frank Strobel
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions Available to all students who have been allowed onto the final year of a degree programme in the Department of Economics (including Joint Honours) or who have passed 08 03338 Microeconomics A
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Guided independent study-80 hours
Total: 100 hours

This module focuses on the conceptual foundations and key institutional details of banking and credit markets. It introduces key elements of the theory of financial intermediation, such as why banks exist, the roles of credit analysis and loan contract design, the possibility of credit rationing, the emerging use of securitisation, the specifics of deposit contracts and the role of deposit insurance. It further examines the rationale for why banks are so extensively regulated, and discusses in detail the key international regulatory framework applicable to banks in this context.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:

  • demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of key bank operations and their regulation;
  • critically appraise the fragility of modern banking;
  • demonstrate detailed knowledge of the international regulation framework applicable to banks.
Assessment 19556-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
19556-03 : Video : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 5-minute individual video (50%), 1-hour final exam (50%).
Reassessment: by failed element
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 08 30416
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