As demonstrated by the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, banks are key to the smooth functioning of an economic system, and bank failures can lead to a sharp increase in firm bankruptcies and unemployment. For this reason, the banking industry is highly regulated. This module zooms in on three main factors involved in the management of banks (in particular, commercial banks): banking regulation, the evaluation of bank performance, and bank risk management. The module examines the theoretical and empirical literature on these topics, and bridges theory with practice via the use of databases and case studies. The content of this module is grounded on the research expertise of the module convenor, who also worked in the banking industry prior to entering the academia. There are no pre- or co-requisites but prior knowledge in introductory finance would be an advantage.
Internationalisation – the module will take an international perspectives, and evidence coming from international banking systems will be provided
Employability – the students will be able to develop transferable skills such as data analysis, numeracy, research and analytical skills.
Full module specification
|Module title:||Bank Management|
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 2: |
This module aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in a number of key advanced topics of bank management. The students will establish a solid foundation in the key issues confronting bank managers today, and they will develop an understanding of the basic financial models that are used by bank managers to formulate decisions. This module addresses the specific aspects of commercial credit analysis, managing credit risk and liquidity risk and demonstrates the application of the model or framework using sample data analysis.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Evaluate the main determinants of bank performance and risk.
- 2. Critically appraise how regulation might impact bank performance and risk.
- 3. Critically appraise risk management methodologies in banking.
- 4. Explain how corporate governance mechanisms and stakeholder monitoring can impact bank conduct.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 5. Develop strong theoretical arguments based on analytical and statistical reasoning.
- 6. Rigorously analyse problems in banking.
- 7. Critically appraise theory and practice in banking.
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 8. Apply quantitative and qualitative information to finance problems.
- 9. Apply quantitative tools in making financial decisions.
- 10. Make appropriate use of learning resources.
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities||20 hours (2 per week)||Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities||5 hours||Tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities||2 hours||Revision|
|Guided Independent Study||123 hours||Reading and research; web-based activities|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Online quizzes on ELE||Weekly activities||1-6||Online feedback|
|Engagement with online Q&As in relation to relevant areas||Online discussion contributions||1-6||Online discussion feedback from peers and lecturer|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Assignment||40||2000 words||1-3, 5-10||Written feedback|
|Assignment||60||3000 words||1-2, 4-10||Written feedback|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Assignment||Assignment (40%) 2,000 words||1-3, 5-10||July|
|Assignment||Assignment (60%) 3,000 words||1-2, 4-10||Aug/Sep|
- Overview of the Global Banking Industry and Regulation
- Evaluating Bank Performance and Risk
- Managing Interest Rate Risk in Banks
- Managing Bank Funding Sources
- Bank Capital Management
- Managing the Loan Portfolio
- International Banking
- Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Monitoring in Banks
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
A selection of book parts, including readings from:
- Koch, T.W. and Macdonald, S.S. (2015) Bank Management, Eight Edition, Cengage Learning
- Casu, B., Girardone, C, and Molyneux, P. (2015) Introduction to Banking, Pearson Education
Module has an active ELE page?
Last revision date