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Financial systems and risk management in international banking

Course

International Banking

7.5 credits

AS2019 / SS2020

100%

Campus

This course examines international banking and provides insight into financial crises as a consequence of spreading global risk. It focuses on four areas: international financial systems; analysis of systemic bank crises; financial instruments for risk management in international banks; spreading financial risk and risk assessment in international markets.

This course is only open for exchange students.

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Skills that are in demand in all sectors Knowledge of Business Studies means you can work as an auditor, with marketing or with financing. You will have developed skills in how businesses can be organised, developed and renewed to survive on a competitive market. Business Studies can be combined with other subjects to broaden your competence. It is possible to work as a business administrator in almost all areas of society. Business Studies is therefore useful in all sectors and industries. After your studies, you can work in business administration for various types of companies and organisations. Business Studies provides skills that are beneficial in leadership positions. You will be able to follow and understand business developments, and be able to understand, explain and act in various organisational contexts. You will also gain innovative perspectives that will be useful in your private and professional life. What are former students doing now? Former students have different roles in multiple areas of business and public administration. Some of them run their own businesses. The ones who work in business administration are often on a career path, working their way up through an organisation. Others work in accounting, finances, budgeting and auditing, or in marketing, sales and purchasing, as well as in projects and review boards. Common workplaces include companies in services, trade and industry, or in banks, insurance companies, public authorities or organisations, or accounting and consulting agencies. Some also work for international companies and organisations. Read about research in this subject
International financial systems, instruments, bank crises and risk assessment On this course, you will receive an in-depth introduction to international banking, different types of financial markets, and insight into financial crises as a consequence of spreading global risk. The course focuses on four main areas of international finance: modern international financial systems; analysis of systemic bank crises; financial instruments for risk management in international banks; spreading financial risk and risk assessment in international markets. You will learn about the differences and similarities between various modern international financial systems, and understand the bank’s role in these, and how to explain systemic bank crises and identify possible consequences for financial markets. You will also analyse and critically interpret results and phenomena in a chosen research area, and critically compare different financial measures in international banking. Course design The course includes lectures and compulsory seminars and, linked to these, exercises and group assignments. There is also a written take-home examination.
Understand how organisations are built up, developed and renewed Business Studies is the right subject for you if you want to understand how organisations are built up, developed and renewed. The subject covers four areas: organisation and leadership, marketing, accounting and financing. You will study both private and public organisations. Businesses supply many of the goods and services we consume in our daily lives, so they have a vital role in society. Half of everything produced by Swedish companies is exported abroad, which is important for Sweden’s wealth. In a global economy, Swedish companies face competition from almost the entire world. Business Studies will give you tools to help businesses remain competitive on a global market. Companies are surrounded by a society in constant change. Business Studies covers entrepreneurship and innovation. Resourcefulness is necessary for new companies to be founded and for existing companies to survive. Entrepreneurship and innovation are therefore important areas of Business Studies. You will develop your ability to help companies survive by finding financing and making them profitable.