The course takes place in period

4 (2023-03-20 to 2023-07-31)


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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the study unit is to give the student a
good general knowledge of the banking industry as
well as knowledge about products and services
offered to corporations and individuals.
This study unit consists of three separate online
courses, intended to be taken together. Students
should be able to work in or with the banking
industry after the course

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. The
student will have a good general knowledge of the
services provided by the banking industry to
corporations and to individuals.

Course contents

The Banking Industry (part 1):
Operating principles of banks
The role of banks in society
Introduction to banking services
The regulatory environment

Corporate Banking (part 2):
Payment processing services
Services for international operations
Loans and funding
Factoring and leasing
Other corporate services and products

Personal and Private banking (part 3):
Payment processing services and cards
Loans and mortgages
Investment and savings products
Mutual funds

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.

Previous course names

The Banking Industry 5 cr, Corporate Banking 5 cr
and Personal and Private Banking 5 cr.

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 - 405 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 405 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 405 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Virtual self studies

Assessment requirements

For each one of the three parts, the examination
consists of 5 online quizes (25 points), 5 learning
diaries (25 points) and a final report (50 points).
To pass, a total minimum of 150 points must be


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Part 1, The Banking Industry 14.3.2022-14.4.2022
Part 2, Corporate Banking 15.4.2022-14.5.2022
Part 3, Personal and Private Banking 15.5.2022-

Course enrolment period

2023-03-06 to 2023-04-02

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