Module title: Financial Markets, Institutions and Banking

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

Module code: FIN11128
Module leader: David Potter
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, 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: David Potter
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.
Communication: written through coursework and examination and oral in the delivery of group presentations and tutorial discussions.
IT and analytical skills: throught the preparation of the powerpoint presentation, online research, and data analysis software.
Business awareness through the efforts made to blend theory with the practical financial services environment.

Assessment (formative and summative)

Formative assessment incorporates an essay of around 2,000 words which covers learning outcomes 1 to 6 and is submitted in week 7. Summative assessment is an end of semester examination covering all learning outcomes of the module.

Research/Teaching linkages

You are encouraged to develop and use research skills in the preparation of their presentations and in the coursework and, in addition, the module content often assist in the selection of t

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

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 Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1 - 6 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1 - 6 13 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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 analyse the roles and functions of organised financial markets and financial intermediaries
LO2: Discuss implications regulation and government intervention in financial markets
LO3: Compare and contrast the major theories of determining the general level of interest rate
LO4: Discuss the reasons for diversification in the financial institutions industry and evaluate different banking structures
LO5: Compare the main approaches to the management of risk by banks and other financial institutions and the scope and necessity for regulation of the financial systems, nationally and internationally
LO6: •Critically analyse the processes of innovation and globalisation in the financial system and consider their implications to the banking industry and analyse the determinants for the failure of bank and their influence on the financial crisis

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

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