Bank Financial Management
Run by Bangor Business School
15 Credits or 7.5 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Prof Yener Altunbas
Overall aims and purpose
To provide a grounding in the nature, strategic context and managerial functions of financial management in banks, and other financial services firms.
External and internal drivers that shape bank financial management; Financial and performance analysis; Asset and liability management; Lending and securitisation; Risk and capital adequacy; Capital allocation and VAR (Value-At-Risk) modelling; Current issues in bank financial management.
thresholdDisplay a basic appreciation of the internal and external drivers of bank financial management (BFM); understand the basic concepts, theories and practical techniques of BFM; demonstrate the main risk and return trade-offs inherent in BFM and appreciate their impact on bank value.
goodDisplay a good understanding of the internal and external drivers of BFM and be able to set up and discuss authoritatively several different scenarios; have a solid grasp of the practical techniques of BFM and be able to reason independently of rote/textbook learning; demonstrate a sound understanding of the different bank valuation models and their practical context.
excellentDemonstrate a rigorous and questioning appreciation of the external and internal drivers of BFM; have a rigorous and insightful appreciation of practical mainstream corporate finance and broader bank strategy; be able to evaluate critically the different bank valuation models, the trade-offs between them and how market forces and finance research are shaping the convergence of different models.
- Appreciate the nature, strategic context and managerial functions of practical financial management in banks and similar financial service firms.
- Understand how bank financial management contributes towards meeting a bank's strategic and related objectives.
- Apply the skills and practical competences needed for high-level financial management in banking.
- Understand contemporary problems and issues that bear on bank financial management.
- Develop a suitable analytical framework from the bank financial management corpus to be capable of addressing new and contemporary issues.
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
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Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- N3CH: MA Banking & Finance (Chartered Banker) year 1 (MA/BFCB)
- N3AB: MA Banking & Finance year 1 (MA/BIF)
- N3BB: MA Banking and Law year 1 (MA/LBANK)
- N3AD: MBA Banking and Finance year 1 (MBA/BIF)
- N3BC: MBA Banking and Law year 1 (MBA/LBANK)
- N4AK: MSc Accounting and Banking year 1 (MSC/ACB)
- N3AX: MSc Banking and Finance year 1 (MSC/BANKFIN)
- N3CK: MSc Banking & Finance (Chartered Banker) year 1 (MSC/BFCB)
Optional in courses:
- M1AL: LLM Law and Banking year 1 (LLM/LB)