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MN4223   International Banking

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Fri

International banks operate on a cross-border basis. They buy and sell foreign exchange, diversify international risks and advance credit for trade and investment projects. Typically international banks are large domestic commercial banks, which often operate in Euro markets and offshore centres. This module covers two main areas. In the first part students will examine the characteristics of international banking and the markets and activities in which international banks operate. In the second part, the module is concerned with the regulation of international banking. The role of institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, and the causes and effects of international banking crises are featured. This module aims to give students a good grounding in the theory and practice of modern international banking and an appreciation of the related policy issues involved.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MN2001 and pass MN2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 11 weeks) and 1 tutorial (x 4 weeks), and 2 optional consultative hours ( x 11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 26

Guided independent study hours: 174

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework = 30%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 70%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 30%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof J Wilson