BBOA3020 - Financial Institutions, Markets and Regulations


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

  1. Theories of financial intermediation
  2. Financial institutions: Banks, mutual funds, pension funds and insurance companies
  3. Euromarkets
  4. Financial instruments: bonds, futures, options, swaps
  5. Interest risk management: term structure of interest rates
  6. Liquidity risk management: liquidity coverage ratio, net stable funding ratio
  7. Credit and counterparty risk management
  8. Basic concepts: risk measures and stress testing

Learning outcome


  • Students will have an overview of financial institutions and their operational role in the financial markets
  • Students will understand how key risk exposures for financial institutions are measured and assessed
  • Students will have gained an understanding of key challenges affecting financial institutions in the context of regulatory frameworks, e.g. Basel III
  • Students will have an overview of aspects of financial regulation regarding interest- and liquidity risk management, credit risk and counterparty risk


  • Students will be able to apply simple risk measurement techniques
  • Students will develop their analytical skills, via case studies and related exercises

General competence:

  • Through their knowledge and enhanced vocabulary of concepts within financial regulation, the students will be able to follow and assess developments in the field as reported in financial news and elsewhere

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, case work, problem solving

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory group project with 3-4 students

Further on evaluation

Supporting material allowed on exams:

  • Approved calculator regarding NTNUs support material code B-D "specific basic calculator".
  • Other calculators that are allowed in the course are: Casio FC-100V and Texas Instruments - BAII Plus.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Business Administration (BØA)

Course materials

Mishkin, F.S. and Eakins, S.G., (2018), Financial Markets and Institutions, 9th ed.(Global edition), Pearson Higher Education

In addition, Pilbeam, K., Finance and Financial Markets, Palgrave Macmillan might be consulted.

There will also be additional handouts.

More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
NTNU Business School


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-29 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 Sluppenvegen 14 90
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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