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FINA6002 - Financial Services

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Title:Financial Services
Long Title:Financial Services
Module Code:FINA6002
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Banking, Finance and Investment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Claire OSullivan Rochford
Module Author: KIERAN O REILLY
Module Description: A broad introduction to the banking and financial services markets including structure, operations and key issues currently facing the industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the operation of the financial services industry both nationally and internationally
LO2 Explain the relevance of financial services to the individual.
LO3 Explain the key banking activities and banking management objectives.
LO4 Describe the basic issues underlying the investment business and the funds management industry.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Capital markets
types and nature of markets, investment, risk and return, investment assets, introduction to fund management, different types of funds, issues for investors.
Banking
Introduction to banking, role of banks, theories of banking, diversification, management of risk, regulation, ethics, banking industry structure, banking failure
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Research project or essay on the core concepts relating to financial intermediation or banking. This is an individual assignment and may include some simple data analysis. 1,2,3,4 30.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Barbara Casu, Claudia Giradone, Philip Molyneux 2015, Introduction to Banking, 2nd Ed., Financial Times Prentice Hall Harlow, Essex [ISBN: 978-027371813]
  • Brian O'Loughlin, Frank O'Brien 2011, Fundamentals of Investment, 2nd Ed., Gill & Macmillan Ltd Dublin [ISBN: 978-071714978]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BACCT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting 3 Elective
CR_BACCT_7 Bachelor of Business in Accounting 3 Elective
CR_BACCT_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting 3 Elective

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