Postgraduate taught 

Management with International Finance MSc

International Banking and Financial Markets ACCFIN5014

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course examines critical issues concerning the nature and function of banks and other financial institutions operating in a global economy.


10 x 2-hour lectures

Excluded Courses





Group Essay (40%), Examination (60%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The overall aim of this course is to give students a comprehensive and up to date coverage of the modern theory and practice of international banking, financial institutions, and related capital markets.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

1. Show understanding of advanced topics in banking and accounting structure of financial institutions;

2. Apply core banking theory and quantitative methods to applied banking topics with emphasis on financial crises;

3. Show understanding of regulation, bank failures and monetary policy transmission under both perfect and imperfect capital markets;

4. Reason logically and work analytically;

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

6. Communicate effectively and clearly in written and oral formats.

7. Work collaboratively in a group to produce a combined output, by liaising with other class members, allocating tasks and co-ordinating group meetings.

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.