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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS3150 International Banking and Finance

10 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Usman Gilani

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23


LUBS2260Banks and Banking Systems

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS2035Finance for Small Business

This module is not approved as a discovery module


The module provides an understanding of the challenges and issues faced by international banks, with a focus on internationalisation, regulation, stability and financial innovation. The course assumes an international perspective with numerous cross-country comparisons.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to critically assess:
- the international banking and financial environment
- the nature of, and reasons for, the rapidly changing international banking and financial environment
- the problems faced by international regulation
- the nature of and reasons for systemic distress and failure in the banking industry


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 hours78.50
Total Contact hours21.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

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

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative feedback will be available through feedback on some Mock Exam.

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

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

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 25/10/2022


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