SØK2010 - Banking


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

This course gives an introduction to banking, financial markets, and financial intermediation. It gives an introduction to basic concepts such as money, credit, liquidity, risk, and maturity as well as to the economics of banking, financial markets, and other financial institutions, whose operations have been revolutionized by the application of modern technology. The course deals with the social role of banking and finance, including central banking, monetary policy, financial regulation, and the management of financial crisis.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • has broad knowledge of core concepts such as money, liquidity, credit, risk and maturity and the basic principles of traditional banking such as intermediation between savers and investors
  • has knowledge of property insurance and life insurance
  • has broad knowledge of how debt financing affects borrowers' investment- and decision-making behavior
  • has broad knowledge of banking regulation


The candidate

  • can use economic theory to identify challenges and opportunities in financial services, both from a bank's point of view and from regulatory authorities.

General competence

The candidate

  • has insight and can understand most of the material in specialized trade magazines - can exchange views and experiences in a debate on banking and finance

Learning methods and activities

2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of practical assignments every other week. The course has compulsory activity. Specific requirements will be announced at the beginning of the term.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term paper(s)/exercise(s)

Further on evaluation

In semester when the course is not taught, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Announced at the beginning of the term

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Science
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Economics


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C 2023-12-21 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 8
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C 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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