Bank Financial Management (933N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module provides a comprehensive account of the primary aspects of bank financial management.

Bank financial management covers the fundamental bank instrumental techniques, such as bank asset investment and bank funding instruments, and measuring costs and yield curves.

The modelule demonstrates how bank managers evaluate bank performance, specifically using operational performance measures and frontier analysis, then details the elements of bank asset and bank liability management.

Innovative aspects of bank strategies are covered, including bank funding alternatives, pricing off balance sheet items, and contingent claims products. International banking and foreign exchange are also discussed.

In addition, the module deals with bank mergers and acquisitions.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Group submission (written), Report)
70%: Examination (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.