International Banking 2023-24
Bangor Business School
Module - Semester 1
The content of the module may include but will not be limited to: Finance development and economic growth Evolution of international banking International financial centres Country risk analysis Location decision Global M&A Syndicated lending Foreign bank performance Financial crises and bank regulation.
Threshold c- to c+ (50-59%): Satisfactory performance. No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information/skills. Some grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Knowledge of key areas/principles only. Weaknesses in understanding of some areas. Limited evidence of background study. Answer inadequately focused on task and with some irrelevant material and poor structure. Arguments presented but lack coherence. Minor factual/computational errors. Lacking original interpretation.
Good B- to B+ (60-69%): Good performance. Most of the relevant information accurately deployed. Good grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills. Understands most but not all concepts/issues. Evidence of background study. Focused answer with good structure. Arguments presented coherently. Mostly free of factual errors. Some limited original interpretation. Well known links between topics are described. Problems addressed by existing methods/approaches. Good presentation with accurate communication
Excellent standard: 70+ An outstanding performance, exceptionally able. The relevant information accurately deployed. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
- Analyse why, where and how banks go abroad and evaluate outcomes.
- Critically evaluate the risks facing international banks.
- Discuss the emergence and evolution of international banking.
- Examine cases of market failure in international banking and critically evaluate policies used to resolve those crises.
- Explain and assess the impact of internationalisation on bank performance.
Group work on a topical current issue in international banking.
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
2 hour closed book Examination, centrally timetabled.