INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Banking and Finance
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
BAF 112 Introduction to Banking and Financial Services Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 1 123 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Irfan Djedović, Expert prof. Irfan Djedovic Irfan Djedović, Expert
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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. Introduction to the course, Syllabus
  2. What is special about banks?
  3. Banking activities and current issues in banking
  4. Types of banking
  5. International banking
  6. Theory of central banking
  7. Central banks in practice
  8. Mid-term exam
  9. Banks’ balance sheet and income structure
  10. Banks’s management
  11. Banking risks
  12. European banking
  13. Banking in emerging and transition economies
  14. Islamic Banking
  15. Final Exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to the course, Syllabus
  2. What is special about banks?
  3. Banking activities and current issues in banking
  4. Types of banking
  5. International banking
  6. Theory of central banking
  7. Central banks in practice
  8. Mid-term exam
  9. Banks’ balance sheet and income structure
  10. Banks’s management
  11. Banking risks

  1. European banking
  2. Banking in emerging and transition economies
  3. Islamic Banking
  4. Final Exam

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Presentation
  • Assignments
  • Use of educational films
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Total: 0
Learning outcomes
  • Students should be able to 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)14228
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14114
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination12020
Preparation for Final Examination13030
Assignment / Homework/ Project11515
Seminar / Presentation11212
Total Workload: 123
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5