BE631-6-SP-CO:
Risk Management and Financial Institutions

The details
2023/24
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
15
21 September 2023

 

Requisites for this module
BE313
BE332
(none)
(none)

 

BE342, BE634

Key module for

BSC N420 Accounting and Finance,
BSC N422 Accounting and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC NN43 Accounting and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC NNK3 Accounting and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
MACCN440 Accounting and Finance,
MACCN441 Accounting and Finance (Including Placement Year),
MACCN442 Accounting and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N390 Banking and Finance,
BSC N391 Banking and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N392 Banking and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC NH90 Banking and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N344 Finance and Management,
BSC N345 Finance and Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N346 Finance and Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N347 Finance and Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N355 International Business and Finance,
BSC N356 International Business and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC N357 International Business and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N358 International Business and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N358CO International Business and Finance (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

This module is about defining, measuring and managing the various risks that are inherent in the business of finance, with special emphasis on the business of commercial banking.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:



  • To help students understand and measure various types of risks in the financial market and how they affect the value of portfolios.

  • To introduce the features and applications of important financial derivatives that can be used in risk management.

  • To discuss and analyze cases of how risk management is conducted in the real world.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  1. Identify exposure to different types of risk.

  2. Understand and be able to apply Value-at-Risk (VaR).

  3. Use derivatives to hedge equity, bond, interest-rate and currency risk.

  4. Quantify the impact of market movements on portfolio value.



Skills for Your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)


By the end of this module, students should be able to:



  1. Price a bank loan given a customer's credit information and market parameters.

  2. Comment on the role and impact of the Basel accords in the development of banking regulation around the globe.

  3. Interpret what a credit rating means.

  4. Improve research skills through the use of the Google Scholar search platform.

  5. Develop critical thinking through the use of recent article journals.

  6. Evaluate learning outcomes on case studies, i.e. Long Term Capital Management, Pine Street Capital, among others.

Module information

This module is part of the Q-Step pathway. Q-Step is an award which you can gain simply by enrolling on specific modules and will signal to employers your capability in quantitative research. Learn more about the Q-Step pathway and enhance your degree now.




Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered via:

  • One 2-hour lecture per week.

Students are encouraged to come prepared to these lectures, ask questions and participate otherwise. At the end of each lecture, students will also receive a weekly assignment, consisting of practical problems and concept questions.

Bibliography

  • Saunders, A. and Cornett, M.M. (2018) Financial institutions management: a risk management approach. Ninth edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   In Class Test    100% 
Coursework   In Class Test (SOUTHEND)    100% 
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Open Book, 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book, 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
30% 70%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
0% 100%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Emmanouil Pyrgiotakis, email: e.pyrgiotakis@essex.ac.uk.
Emmanouil Pyrgiotakis & Liangrong Chunyu

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 67 hours, 64 (95.5%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
3 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Essex Business School

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