Bank Strategy and Risk

The details
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
25 June 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MSC N31012 Banking and Finance,
MSC N43112 International Accounting and Banking,
MSC N431PP International Accounting and Banking with Professional Placement

Module description

The module provides an analysis of the key strategic developments in banking and to analyse the main aspects of risk management in modern banks.

Module aims

The course aims to:

• introduce the concept of shareholder value in banking;
• identify the main banking strategies to create shareholder value;
• provide students with an understanding of the key risks in banking;
• examine the most important tools to manage bank risks.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
• evaluate the main strategic developments in modern global banking and their impact on shareholder value creation;
• understand the main banking risks and risk measurement techniques;
• critically evaluate the application of the main risk management techniques in banking

Module information

Suggested Requisite information: An intermediate postgraduate course in topics with an analytical and/or quantitative emphasis such as (corporate) finance, derivatives, microeconomics, macroeconomics or/and econometrics.

Learning and teaching methods

This Module is normally delivered through: A two-hour lecture session each week for ten consecutive weeks. Students are expected to undertake relevant reading and preparation before the lecture. It is strongly recommended to do additional reading to supplement the lecture material. In academic year 2020-2021 the delivery is likely to be different and involve online learning.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   3,000 word group report     80% 
Practical   Group Presentation     20% 
Exam  120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
25% 75%


Coursework Exam
25% 75%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Konstantinos Baltas, email:
Konstantinos Baltas & Sotirios Kokas



External examiner

Dr Nikolaos Papanikolaou
Bournemouth University
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance
Available via Moodle
Of 26 hours, 26 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Essex Business School

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