FIN 685: Banking Regulation

This course provides an in-depth look into selected topics in financial regulation. The course will be offered in three blocked all-day sessions. The first session will analyze financial regulation from the perspective of a commercial bank manager. The second session will analyze financial regulation from the perspective of a financial regulator, such as the European Central Bank. Core themes throughout the course will be the proper assessment and management of financial risks in accordance with the existing regulatory framework for banks. Students will be tasked with a graded group assignment that provides the opportunity to translate the knowledge acquired in the first two sessions into practice by analyzing regulatory issues for existing banks. Groups will present their results in the final session.

Learning outcomes
After completing this course, students will have a thorough understanding of some of the key features of the current regulatory framework for banks and how they affect banks and regulators. Students acquire tools to assess and manage central regulatory banking risks. Students will have analyzed, prepared a report on, and presented results on regulatory issues facing a real bank.

Necessary prerequisites
At least one MMM finance course: FIN 5XX

Recommended prerequisites
Students taking this course need a basic understanding of what a bank is, how it conducts its business, and what its balance sheet looks like. FIN 590 (Financial Institutions I) is strongly encouraged as a prerequisite.

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentWrite up and presentation of group assignment (70% ), class participation (30%)
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationClass size: max. 25 students
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Oliver Spalt
Dr. Sebastian Herzog, Dr. Philipp Marquardt
Frequency of offeringSpring semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. WiPäd, M.Sc. VWL, M.Sc. Wirt. Inf., M.Sc. Wirt. Math.
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1