Module Details

Module Code: FNCE H3010
Full Title: Financial Services 1
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Brian Boyd
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the global financial services sector.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Examine how the global financial markets have evolved into the complex markets within which the sector now operates.
MLO2 Evaluate the future challenges faced by the sector.
MLO3 Assess the operations of the international banking sector.
MLO4 Appraise the role played by the financial services sector within the Irish economy.
MLO5 Analyse the importance of the international bond and money markets in modern finance.
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 DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
55487 FNCE H3010 Financial Services 1
 
Module Indicative Content
The role of the financial markets
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The theory of efficient financial markets
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The history and development of the main financial markets and institutions
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The history and development of the Irish financial services sector
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Regulation of the financial services sector
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Globalisation of the financial services sector
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Key challenges facing the international financial services sector
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Banking - Central, commercial and investment
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Insurance
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Money and Bond Markets
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Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
Final Examination70.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Essay % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 1
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Individual essay relevant to current issues in financial services
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 70
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination

Part Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 1
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Individual essay relevant to current issues in financial services
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 70
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of semester final examination
Reassessment Requirement
A 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.
Reassessment Description
The reassessment will consist of work of a similar nature to be completed during the last two weeks of the semester.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Valdez, S.. (2015), An Introduction to Global Financial Markets, 8th. Palgrave Publications, [ISBN: 978-113749755].
  • Coggan, P. (2015), The Money Machine: How the City Works, 7th. Penguin, [ISBN: 978-014198073].
  • Choudhry, M. (2012), The Principles of Banking, Wiley Finance, [ISBN: 978-047082521].
  • Rubini, Agustin. (2018), Fintech in a Flash: Financial Technology Made Easy, 3rd. DeG PRESS, [ISBN: 978-154741716].
  • Ferguson, N. (2009), The Ascent of Money, Penguin, [ISBN: 979-0-141-03548-2].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • newspaper, Financial Press.
  • Website, FT.com.
  • Website, Bloomberg.com.
  • Website, BBC.co.uk/business.
  • Website, irishtimes.com/business.