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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5054M International Banking and Finance

15 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Dr. Danilo Mascia
Email: D.V.Mascia@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

The module provides an understanding of the operation, challenges and issues facing the world’s international financial institutions and markets, with a focus on development, reform and policy. The course assumes an international perspective with numerous cross-country comparisons in terms of regulation, institutions and policies.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to critically assess:
- the key theories of financial crises and their links with the theories of financial intermediation
- theories of financial regulation and the problems within regulations
- the role of financial regulation in the financial system
- differences across financial systems and their implications for the real economy

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- apply theoretical and analytical tools to real world issues to address and solve problems

Subject Specific
- communicate complex banking concepts and methods
- apply critical thinking to address a range of topics in financial regulation


Syllabus

Indicative content:
1. Nature of financial intermediation and types of financial systems
2. Diversification and internationalization of banking
3. Financial crisis I: 2007-08
4. Financial crisis II: 1997-98
5. FinTech: an international perspective
6. The Eurozone-debt crisis
7. Bank regulation
8. Bank failures
9. Islamic banking
10. Financial systems in the new tiger economies

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture112.0022.00
Seminar41.004.00
Private study hours124.00
Total Contact hours26.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hours examination

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 15:20:01

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