Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • Explain and analyze the role and the benefits of financial intermediation.
  • Describe various types of banking
  • Explain the role of the central bank
  • Critically assess the importance of banking regulations.
  • Distinguish and describe the various risks that banks are exposed to.
  • Describe, implement, and critically assess techniques that are being used in banking risk management.


  • Code :             X84
  • Semester :     8th
  • Effort :              7.5 ECTS
  • Hours :             4 per week
  • Type :                Economics
  • Department : Economics
  • Exams :             Yes

Course Contents:

  • The module offers a solid background that covers fundamental principles of Banking, Banking regulation and central banking. Emphasis is given on topics that correspond to the financial management of banks, the mapping of banking risks and their management.Suggested Module Content:
    • Financial Intermediation.
    • Banking services.
    • Types of Banking.
    • Central Banking and Banking regulation.
    • Bank failures.
    • Financial statements of Banks
    • Financial Management in Banking
    • Bank risks (e.g. Interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, currency risk, market risk, country risk).
    • Risk management in Banking