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LUBS3150 International Banking and Finance

10 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Francesco Vallascas

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS1940 Economics for Management OR LUBS1950 Economics Theory & Applications 1
LUBS1915 Introduction to Financial Accounting OR LUBS1235 Introductory Financial Accounting OR LUBS1225/2120 Accounting for Managements OR LUBS1035 Foundations of Finance

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS2035Finance for Small Business

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
- the nature of financial intermediation
- the international banking and financial environment
- the nature of, and reasons for, the rapidly changing international banking and financial environment
- the problems of regulation
- risk management in banking
- the nature of and reasons for distress and failure in financial institutions.


This module examines the theories of financial intermediation and information asymmetry, the development and nature of international banking, central banking, banking regulation, the nature and management of risk in banking, the causes and consequences of failure amongst banking and other financial organisations.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

For each 10 credits of study taken, the expectation is that the normal study time (including attendance at lectures and tutorials, self-study and revision) is 100 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Verbal feedback will be given on contribution to workshop activity.
- One 30 minute short-answer test will be administered followed by 30 minutes of feedback.

Methods of assessment

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

Resit will be 100% by exam.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 04/12/2017


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