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Entry requirements: 60 credits in Business Administration and the equivalent of English B.

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Max. 165 credits may be taken into account.

This course is only open for exchange students.

Information about application for exchange students

  • SS18 week 13-17, fulltime100%, day. Only for exchange students.

International Banking

Course 7.5 credits

In the modern business world, all financial systems are highly integrated and interconnected. Banks have a central role in the international financial system and when a bank is under pressure, or there is financial disturbance, a currency under attack, the effects spread in all directions like ripples. This course deals with and covers issues related to the principles of international banking and provides deeper understanding of financial and banking systems in different markets. The focus of this course is to provide an extensive and straightforward approach to research into and the risk analysis of different aspects of the international banking system.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: autumn semester 2015

Course design

The course includes lectures and compulsory seminars and, linked to these,
exercises and group assignments.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students are able to:
◦ define international banking from historical and contemporary research perspectives
◦ describe differences and similarities between various modern international financial systems, and understand the bank’s role in these
◦ explain systemic bank crises and identify possible consequences for financial markets
◦ analyse and critically interpret results and phenomena in a chosen research area
◦ critically compare different financial measures in international banking and define underlying motives


1001: International banking, seminars
· written assignments
· oral presentations
· active participation in seminars
1002: International banking, exam
· written take-home examination

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2015

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