COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: SEMINARS IN BANKING AND FINANCE
Code Course Type Regular Semester Theory Practice Lab Credits ECTS
BAF 503 D 3 3 0 0 3 7.5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Moustapha Daouda Dala Thursday and Friday
Second Lecturer(s): NA
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: NA
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Elective
Classroom and Meeting Time: Monday: E-211 18:00-20:45
Course Description: The students prepare a term project on the related field of study in accordance to the program under the supervision of their supervisors.
Course Objectives: This course aims to support master students throughout their research activities to enable them develop their own research proposals. Its goal is rather modest as it attempts to apply their cumulative understanding and skills to specific research situation. A successful completion of the course is marked by the ability to do a project proposal and defending it in front of the jury.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Introduction to the Course.
2 Research on different topics based on students’ research interests (no meeting).
3 Selecting definite project topics, and setting of deadlines (discuss with supervisor)
4 Develop short abstract ( title, research objectives, hypotheses/ research questions)
5 Literature Review ( Minimum 5 key articles from Science Direct) on the selected topic
6 Presentation 1 regarding week 2 to 5 tasks (18th November 2019).
7 Defining objectives, motivation, and significance of the study)
8 Updating Literature Review by 5 additional papers ( Science Direct)
9 Updating Literature Review by 5 additional papers (Science Direct) continues.
10 Updating the introduction and preparation for the second presentation.
11 Presentation 2 regarding the work done so far (16th December 2019).
12 Data collection for the model
13 Deciding on the model to be applied in line with data collected and the reviewed literature.
14 Finalization of project proposal and preparation for final presentation.
Prerequisite(s): NA
Textbook: Special readings provided by the instructor
Other References: NA
Laboratory Work: NA
Computer Usage: Possible
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 The students formulate a problem that demands sufficient knowledge from earlier courses on the topic and apply relevant economic theories and fundamental scientific methods.
2 The students are independently able to recognize when further knowledge and study is necessary, and take responsibility for his or her knowledge development.
3 The students critically evaluate material from different sources and give a clear and well-structured written account.
4 The students defend their final work reflecting the constructive suggestions and criticism done by the supervisor and the jury members.
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
MSc BAF Program
1 The students are gained the ability to look at the problems of daily life from a broader perspective. They gain the needed skills not only to understand economic problems in banking and finance but also to construct a model and defend in meaningful way. 5
2 They have knowledge about the finance and banking. 5
3 They have knowledge about the money and banking. 5
4 They have knowledge about the international finance and banking. 5
5 They have ability to use mathematical and statistical methods in banking and finance. 4
6 They know how to use computer programs in both daily office usage and statistical data evaluations in banking and finance department. 4
7 They have necessary banking and finance skills that needed in private and public sector. 5
8 They are intended to be specialist in one of departmental fields that they choose from the list of general economics, finance economics, public finance, corporate finance, finance management, international finance markets and institutions, banking and central banking, international finance and banking, money and banking, international trade and banking. 5
9 They have ability to utilize fundamental economic theories and tools to solve economic problems in banking and finance. 4
10 They are aware of the fact that banking and finance is a social science and they respect the social perspectives and social values of the society’s ethics. 5
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Presentation
3
15
Project
1
35
Attendance
20
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 0
Assignments 3 10 30
Final examination 0
Other 1 45.5 45.5
Total Work Load:
187.5
Total Work Load/25(h):
7.5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
7.5