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MN5604   Financial Systems

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Financial systems around the world are currently undergoing many changes. These changes arise from competition, consolidation, information technology, product and geographic expansion of manufacturing, service and financial services firms, de-regulation and re-regulation. These changes are taking place within a volatile and uncertain economic environment, and have direct implications for the development, growth and stability of financial systems. This module aims to outline the fundamentals of financial systems. A central theme running through the module is the influence of technology and innovation along with the challenges that this poses to regulators.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Lectures and seminars.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

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


Module coordinator: Dr D Chronopoulos
Module teaching staff: Dr D Chronopoulos