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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS3115 Critical Cases for Banking and Finance

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Valeriya Dinger
Email: V.N.Dinger@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisites

LUBS2205Corporate Finance
LUBS2260Banks and Banking Systems
LUBS2265Commercial Banking

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS3003Business Ethics

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The aim of this module is to develop your higher level technical, professional and ethical skills appropriate for a career in banking and finance. The module is delivered by academics based both in the Business School with support from the Inter-disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre. Consequently, the module focuses on the application of ethics to professional practice in banking and finance. As well as academic literature, the module includes realistic unstructured complex case sutdy scenarios in which you will need to demonstrate professional and ethical judgement.

Objectives

The aim of this module is to develop students' higher level technical, professional and ethical skills appropriate for a career in banking and finance. As well as the academic literature, the module includes unstructured complex case study scenarios in which students will need to demonstrate appropriate professional and ethical judgement.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Interpret and analyse current commercial and professional issues in a banking and finance context and devise, evaluate and justify alternative courses of action and solutions;
2. Discuss key ethical concepts and evaluate their application in banking and finance;
3. Evaluate alternative theories on ethics and relate them to corporate responsibility practice in the banking and finance sector; and
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of professionals and business leaders in providing ethical leadership.

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Identify issues which raise professional responsibilities and consequences of unethical behaviour and formulate appropriate professional recommendations
- Demonstrate technical, analytical, evaluative and integrative skills appropriate to a professional in the banking and finance discipline


Syllabus

Indicative content:

The purpose of business, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, banking as a profession, professional ethics, ethics and financial regulation, ethical theory and reasoning, moral hazard and the Financial Crisis, whistleblowing, leadership and organisational culture, banking and finance in a digital age and the ethics of AI and big data, Green Finance and sustainability.

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
Lecture102.0020.00
Seminar102.0020.00
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

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)3 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 22/09/2021 09:47:00

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