NBS8203 : Retail and Investment Banking

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module enables students to gain a systematic understanding of both the domestic and international financial systems, and the role of retail and investment banks within these systems. The module involves discussion of banking from a theoretical perspective but also deals with the historical evolution of banks, including the most recent developments such as on-line retail banking and the significance of regulatory changes.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics covered in this module are the following:

The Functioning of Financial Markets, The Role of Asymmetric Information,
Commercial and investment Banks’ Balance Sheet, Investment Banking and
Securitization, Banking Risks, Bank Regulation and Supervision, Banking
Risk Management, The Credit Rationing Model, and The Banking (Sub-Prime)

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion132:0032:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture72:0014:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

• Lectures provide the basic structure of the methods and theories that are introduced and an overview of the current issues.
• Seminars provide an opportunity to enhance understanding of the theoretical and applied aspects of the module.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A100N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
LBS8203Retail and Investment Banking2London equivalent module
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MSeminar questions provided
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

1.5 hour unseen written examination will asses student’s understanding and knowledge of the functioning of banking industries across developed and developing economies.

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