Postgraduate taught 

International Financial Analysis MSc

Financial Management in Banking ACCFIN5057

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This module covers the current and developing financial sector environment; main financial management functions of the financial firm; financial analysis; asset and liability management; risk management; capital adequacy, capital allocation and VAR (value at risk) modelling; the lending function; securitisation techniques; and financial crisis and regulation.


10 x 2-hour lectures and 4 x 1-hour tutorials

Excluded Courses






Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the opportunity to develop confidence and skills to apply basic commercial bank risk management techniques to assess bank's financial situations.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

1. Show understanding of advanced analytical methods- both theory and model based;

2. Apply core corporate banking theory and quantitative methods to applied banking topics;

3. Show understanding of various kinds of risks faced by banks, including liquidity, interest rate, credit and other risks;

4. Reason logically and work analytically;

5. Apply mathematical, statistical and graphical techniques in an appropriate manner;

6. Communicate effectively and comprehensively the interworking of the financial management tools within the context of banking sector.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.