INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Banking and Finance
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
BAF 101 Introduction to Banking and Financial Services Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
6 139 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Sanel Halilbegović, Assist. Prof. Dr. Zana Pekmez Sanel Halilbegović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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Banking is the most important subcategory of financial service sector and banks play vital role in sustainability of both real and monetary sector of economy. This course will cover fundamental processes in banks and other financial institutions with an emphasis on of their importance to the entire financial system, business cycle and the government.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
To provide to students essential knowledge of financial service industry with an emphasis on banking processes and their role in the integrated financial system.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Banking Concept
  2. Banking Activities and Services
  3. Types of Banks
  4. Central Banking
  5. Bank Regulation and Supervision
  6. Banking Crisis
  7. Banks’s Management
  8. Midterm Exam
  9. Comperative Banking Markets
  10. Mergers and Acquisitions
  11. Bank Competition
  12. Banks and Governement
  13. Banks and Financal Stability
  14. Banks and the Real Economy
  15. Preparation for Final Exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework10
    Midterm Exam(s)30
    Presentation10
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Identify the role of Banks in the integrated financial systems.
    • Describe the core processes in banks and other fnancial institutions.
    • Differentiate between types of banks and evaluate banks regulation
    • Compare the differences between banking in emerging markets, banking in CEE and banking in developed countries
    • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the context of maintaining the financial health of the Bank and successful Bank management. Recognize when action/change is needed.
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Barbara Casu, Claudia Girardone & Philip Molyneux. (2006). Introduction to Banking. Pearson

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15115
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination12020
    Preparation for Final Examination13030
    Assignment / Homework/ Project31030
    Seminar / Presentation11010
    Total Workload: 139
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6