Module title: International Banking & Insurance

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

Module code: FIN11907
Module leader: Piotr Jaworski
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Piotr Jaworski
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to Los
You will be introduced to the different products, services and export trade schemes available in the market and will be expected to be able to critically assess and evaluate the different options available. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
You would be expected to conduct their primary research from providers in a number of markets. This will enable you to develop their research and critical appraisal skills with regard to the current products and services made available by the banks, insurance and government agencies in the marketplace.

Assessment
Assessment will be principally summative through an essay covering LOs 1, 2 or 3, depending on topic choice and a formal examination covering all LOs. However, the fact that the essay is due for submission in week nine will allow feedback to be provided in order to assist students in their preparation for the examination.

Research / teaching linkages
Research skills are developed in the preparation of materials for the online discussions where you will be required to source, analyse and present information. This is reinforced through the summative assessments in which the report draws on your information retrieval and analysis skills.

Supporting equality and diversity
Materials will be available through the VLE and you can format these in a style that best matches your needs. Where additional special needs support is required this will be organised on an individual basis with the student concerned.

Internationalisation
Materials reference international examples and case studies. Online discussion will draw upon the international perspectives from the diverse student body.


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 15
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 173
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1-3 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-5 13 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

It will review the different trade finance techniques and schemes provided to develop international trade, including documentary credits, forfeiting and other specialist finance instruments. Examine the role of banks and insurance companies and government agencies in providing finance, insurance and guarantee schemes for international business. Be able to appraise the different products and services available in the international market. Analyse the different payment methods. Critically appraise the different techniques for managing risk within financing international trade. There will be an examination of the functions, generic products and operational mechanics of the foreign exchange market and the international financial derivatives markets – forwards, futures, options and swaps

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Analyse and evaluate differences between the role of international banking and insurance.
LO2: Analyse and evaluate international regulatory frameworks in international banking and insurance.
LO3: Analyse and evaluate risk in international banking and insurance.
LO4: Analyse and evaluate the functions, activities, products and processes of international banking and of life and non-life insurance.
LO5: Identify, analyse and evaluate key issues in the development of international banking and insurance.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - P. JAWORSKI & M. SILVA (2015) INTERNATIONAL BANKING AND INSURANCE - MODULE TEXT: EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY, 1st ed.
Core - P. JAWORSKI & M. SILVA (2015) INTERNATIONAL BANKING AND INSURANCE - STUDENT GUIDE: EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY, 1st ed.
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