Introduction: The Banking Industry

Brief description

  • Fundamentals of financial intermediation
  • Basic financial concepts
  • Definition and manifestations of financial intermediaries
  • Functions and duties of financial intermediaries
  • Special features of banking operations
  • Financial contracts with symmetrical and asymmetrical information
  • Explanatory approaches to the existence of banks
  • Banking operations and services
  • Framework conditions for banking business activities
  • Tasks of financial markets
  • ESCB: ECB and NCB
  • Banking supervision
  • Banking systems: Bank structure in Austria
  • International banking systems: Banking structures in CEE; Banking structures in Western Europe, USA and Japan

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Handout "Introduction to the Banking Industry"

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, support by PowerPoint slides; discussion of examples with students.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Infos

Degree programme

Banking and Finance (Bachelor)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

3.00

Language of instruction

German

Curriculum

Full-Time

Academic year

2024

Semester

1 WS

Incoming

No

Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students can

  • present the special characteristics of the banking industry and the principles of the banking business
  • describe the banking systems in Austria and abroad as well as the framework conditions of the national and international banking industry
  • explain, outline and illustrate the economic models of the existence of financial intermediaries

Course code

0229-19-01-VZ-DE-01