Core Module Information
Module title: Financial Markets, Institutions and Banking

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: FIN11128
Module leader: Henry Huang
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance


Description of module content:

Financial system: functions, structure, intermediaries and globalisation
Interest rates: theory, determinants of supply and demand, equilibrium rates, policies
Financial markets: money, bond, equity and derivative markets, integration, infrastructures
Financial Institutions: insurance, savings, investment, asymmetric information, moral hazard interest
Modern Banks: organisational structure, activities, risks, regulation, failures, competitive issues

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically discuss the roles and functions of organised financial markets and financial intermediaries
LO2: Evaluate the implications regulation and government intervention in financial markets
LO3: Compare and critically discuss the major theories of determining the general level of interest rate
LO4: Critically discuss the reasons for diversification in the financial institutions industry and evaluate different banking structures
LO5: Critically assess the main approaches to the management of risk by banks and other financial institutions, and the necessity for regulation of the financial systems.
LO6: Evaluate the processes of innovation and globalisation in the financial system and critically discuss their implications to the banking industry.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Henry Huang
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures will provide you with an overview of key issues and concepts in order to guide your individual reading and research (LO1 to LO6). Tutorials will reinforce learning by providing opportunities for you to ask questions and seek further clarification on aspects of the module and for general discussion of relevant topical issues. The tutorials will also give you opportunities to develop a range of interpersonal and communicative skills through a programme of predominantly student-led activities, such as question and answer sessions, discussion of relevant topical issues and seminars directed at developing skills in group-work.

You will be directed to relevant reading for private study and research. You will also be expected to use academic journals, periodicals and official publications, whether taken in hard copy in the Library or via the wide range accessible in electronic journal form (see reading list), to augment their learning.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills

Key employability skills are embedded:
Teamwork and leadership: prepare tutorial presentations in small teams.

Business awareness through the efforts made to blend theory with the practical financial services environment.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will incorporate feedback from the tutorial sessions which will provide the topics for the coursework assignment.

Summative Assessment:
The 1st assessment is the coursework assignment, which will account for 50% of your final mark, and will consist of an essay on a subject relevant to the module. The word limit is 2500 words. The date for the submission of the essay will be provided normally at the commencement of your studies, and it is likely that the submission of the essay will be some time around weeks 7 to 9 of the module.
The 2nd assessment is the end-of-trimester exam, which will count for the remaining 50% of your final module mark. The examination will take place at the end of the trimester, at some point during weeks 14 or 15. The exact date of the examination will normally be advised some 5 or 6 weeks in advance of the actual date. The exam will be three hours and will consist of six essay type questions, of which you are required to answer three questions.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 13
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Face To Face CL_TST 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1 - 6 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1 - 6 14/15 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
FMIB Module Text