INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Banking and Finance
||Banking Law and Financial Regulations
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||2 + 1
|Banks and other financial organizations are special business organizations governed by law. The course represents a summary and a review of the relevant and applicable legal institutes that govern the operation of banks and financial institutions.
|The primary goal of the course is to familiarize students with the essential tenants, institutes and functioning of banking and finance law and to enable students in making informed and legally sound decisions in the everyday banking and finance operations. Particular attention will be given to the issue of bank regulation and what is an appropriate amount of the same.
- Introdcution, Why regulate banks?
- Development and evolution of banking and financial institutions law & Introduction to the legal business environment
- Money, electronic money, securities and the role of financial intermendiation
- Law of negotiable instruments
- Types of banking activities
- Contracts in banking
- Types of banks
- Central Bank
- Banking agencies and Banking market regulations in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Banks as special business entities & Founding and running of banks
- Management and oversight of banks & Ethical consideration and the recent crisis
- Insurance law and regulation
- Securities market regulation & Pension funds and social security
- International finance
- Islamic banking and finance
- Interactive Lectures
- Practical Sessions
- Discussions and group work
- Student debates
- Case Studies
- Use of educational films
| Midterm Exam(s)||20|
| Term Paper||15|
| Final Exam||1||40|
- Be fully aware of the functioning of the banking system and the legal structure supporting it, how banks are regulated and how oversight is performed, how the process of the founding of banks is run and what are some of the legal aspects of running banks.
- Be aware of the legal significance and peculiarities of financial institutions regulation
- Be proficient in basic institutions of banking law and finance as well as in the characteristics and the functioning of the banking and finance sectors.
- Understand problems and potential solutions to such problems as they relate to banking law and finance.
- Be able to make reasoned arguments to topics in banking law and finance.
- Make informed and legally sound decisions
- Be able to adapt to the ever changing banking and finance legal environment
- Matthias Haentjens & Pierre de Gioia-Carabellese (2015) European Banking and Financial Law, Routledge, Oxon
- Several laws as indicated by the instructor (Primary)
- Fasil Alemayehu & Merhateb Teklemedhin (2009) Law on Banking, Negotiable Instruments and Insurance Teaching Material, available at: https://chilot.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/insurance-banking-and-negotiable-instruments.pdf
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||15||3||45|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)|| || ||0|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||2||2|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||2||2|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||18||18|
|Preparation for Final Examination||1||30||30|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project||1||15||15|
|Seminar / Presentation||1||15||15|