A core of academic knowledge, understanding and technical skills related to the finance and banking industry;
An awareness of the broader contextual issues influencing banking and finance;
An appreciation of the management and organisational behavioural theories and practices;
An appreciation of the significance of key legal, economic, and banking and finance concepts to the business organisation;
A knowledge and understanding of the main current and alternative technical language and practices within banking and finance from an international perspective;
A knowledge and understanding of theories and empirical evidence concerning the effects of banking and finance in various contexts and the ability to critically evaluate such theories and evidence.
Banking Operations is a subject to be taught in the second year of the degree programmed in Banking and Finance. In this module students will be provided an understanding of the practices underlying banking operations. The subject will enable students to analyse banking operations, reviews competitive strategies and the marketing of bank services. These areas are examined using theoretical models to evaluate the rapidly evolving policy of retail, and international banking.
This subject aims to give students an understanding of the conceptual framework of business finance and to develop the skills of analysis and evaluation needed in applying the concepts to the practical situation. It also aims to help in understanding how nancial management can assist management in source and utilisation of funds. It contains a critical examination of the theory and practice of financial management, investment decisions and dividend policy.
Financial Markets and Institutions
This module aims to cover various nancial markets, instruments, and institutions, with the primary focus on the capital raising and financing activities of rms at different stages in their life cycle. The perspective will typically be that of a firm wishing to raise capital, though the course will quite often also examine financing transactions from the viewpoint of the participating financial intermediary. The course analyses financing choices for young firms for which there exists little or no security price information and then examines capital raising issues relevant to larger, listed firms. Topics include the decision to go public, mechanics and pricing of initial public offerings, role of investment bankers in IPOs, privatization, bank and public debt markets, securitization, credit ratings, junk bond markets, equity financing and signaling, convertible debt financing, interest rate, currency and price risk management, and issues relating to corporate hedging.
This module gives students the opportunity to apply concepts and principles of Banking and Finance they learnt throughout the course. Students will undertake an industrial project on banking and nance as related to their respective subjects.
Organisational Behaviour plays a very important part in all our lives, as citizens, as consumers, as employees or as employers. Learning about Organizational Behaviour will help you develop a better understanding about yourself and other people in the work environment. This course will provide you with the knowledge, concepts and tools to be more effective in dealing with your peers, subordinates and business associates. It will focus on developing you as an effective and successful manager. In this course, you will learn the impact of individuals, groups and structure on the behaviour within an organization, for the sole purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization's effectiveness.
This course serves as an introduction to academic research, i.e., dissertations, thesis for the academic world. It aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply the scientific method and to design research projects in their chosen discipline. Students will become familiar with a range of research tools and methodologies, gain an understanding of quantitative and qualitative approaches to important research related issues, and enhance their oral and written skills in relation to research. The assignments take students through the process of producing a research proposal which forms the basis for commencing a research program.
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