Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


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
the banking industry, the role the industry plays
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
Students with inadequate background may be
removed from the course

Additional information

The course is open 3.5.2021-31.5.2021

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.


Stenius Andreas


Stenius Andreas

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

The course is open 3.5.2021-31.5.2021

Assessment methods

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

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