The module provides an overview of what modern commercial banks and investment banks do, what products and services they develop and offer, now largely at the international level. On that basis, the module focuses on the concept of risk and the various risks that banks take in the course of their operations. The key here is an understanding of how these risks may be addressed through both internal risk management and client protection measures as well as externally through modern law and regulation. The module is both practical and conceptual in nature.
Dr Anat Keller
Learning and teaching methods vary but may include watching video content, engaging in discussion forums, taking part in live chat/webinar sessions, self-directed activities, doing quizzes or working through interactive content designed to stimulate your thoughts and help you to apply knowledge.
You will be expected to undertake approximately 20 hours of study per week which may typically be broken down as follows:
- Directed study - 2 (web content material including recorded video, text, graphics)
- Other activity - 2 (1 hour live seminar and 1 hour of discussion board)
- Self-directed learning and assessment work - 16 (including completing set tasks and reading, research, revision)
Module assessment - more information
A small percentage of your final module mark will be based on your participation in discussion forums, unless stated otherwise. The remaining percentage will typically be assessed by essay.