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2007/08 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5036M Consumer & Corporate Credit

15 creditsClass Size: 120

Module manager: Prof. Nick Wilson
Email: nw@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2007/08

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate and understanding of:

- the nature of business and consumer finance and credit, including trends and recent developments in consumer credit
- the nature of commercial lending and risk management
- the nature and application of credit scoring techniques
- credit scoring modelling, and debt recovery models and pricing
- credit rating techniques and business failure modelling

Syllabus

The module will consider the following topics:

Consumer and Commercial Credit Management: credit life cycle, trade finance, business to business credit management, commercial lending and risk management, consumer credit - trends and developments;

Credit Scoring and Applications: credit scoring methodology, multivariate techniques, reject inference, diagnostic statistics, monitoring and managing score performance;

Credit Scoring and Modelling for Consumer Credit Life-Cycle: application scoring and behavioural scoring applications, models for collection and recovery, debt pricing;

Commercial Credit Rating and Scoring: credit rating techniques, business failure and business cycle, middle market risk, modelling corporate outcomes, financial distress and insolvency.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Tutorial103.0030.00
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

60 hours reading for lectures;
40 hours preparation for classes;
20 hours examination revision.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative feedback will be given on individual and group contributions to classes, and through a short mid-module progress test.

Methods of assessment


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 25/09/2009

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