Banking and Finance
- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 2
- Taught in:
- Full Year
This course teaches the principles of finance in the context of advanced capitalist economies, less developed countries, countries in the process of transformation from central planning, and the international financial system. Topics covered include:
- monetary policy,
- foreign exchange and international debt,
- credit allocation,
- financial liberalisation,
- the role of financial institutions in economic development.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
On successful completion of this course, you will understand the basic concepts used in economics and some of the controversies surrounding them.
Method of assessmentAssessment weighting: Exam 80% / Coursework 20%. Resubmission of coursework regulations do not apply to this course.
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- Heffernan, S. 2005. Modern Banking, Chichester: Wiley.
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- Toporowski, J. ‘Why the World Economy Needs a Financial Crash’ and Other Critical Essays on Finance and Financial Economics Anthem Press 2010
- Howells P. and Bain K. The Economics of Money and Finance, 4th ed. Pearson 2008.
- Jones, C. P., Investments: Principles and Concepts, 11th ed, Wiley, 2009.
- Corrado, C. J. and B. D. Jordan, Fundamentals of Investments – Valuation and Management, 3e, Mc Graw-Hill, 2005
- Bodie, Z., Kane, A and A. Marcus, Essentials of Investments 6e, McGraw-Hill, 2005