Banks are at the heart of the global financial system. This module strives to link the theory and practice of banking in a real-world setting. Considerable attention is given to the vast array of risks that banks face and this is achieved by learning about the management and measurement of these various risks. Also, the module looks at financial/banking crises and the impact that these have on the wider economy especially over the past number of years since the global financial crisis of 2008. This module also covers how to measure bank performance and looks in detail at the case for banking regulation. Finally, this module will cover some recent trends in banking activities including sustainability and green banking and disrupted financial technologies (Fintech).
Pre-requisites: ECON1001 or ECON1003 or ECON1009 or ECON1020 or ECON1022