The course takes place in period

4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give the student a good general knowledge of the banking industry. This course is intended to be taken as one component within the banking module - having passed the entire module the student will also have a good working knowledge about services and products offered by the banking industry.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to understand the structures of the banking industry, the role the industry plays in society as well as the regulatory environment.

Course contents

Operating principles of banks The role of banks in society Introduction to banking services The regulatory environment

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A general theoretical knowledge of business administration or entrepreneurship is required (5 ects basic level course OR practical experience). Students with inadequate background may be removed from the course

Recommended or required reading

The literature will consist mainly of articles on the banking industry. The full literature list will be published in the course material.

Study activities

Internet-based studies - 135 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Virtual self studies

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The examination consists of 5 online quizes (25 points), 5 learning diaries (25 points) and a final report (50 points). To pass, a minimum of 50 points must be obtained.


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Group size

No limit (43 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

The course will open 4.5.2020 in the morning and will close on 31.5.2020 at midnight, which is also the deadline for all submissions.

Course enrolment period

2020-03-09 to 2020-04-05

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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