Bank Financial Management (Incorporating Banking Finance and Development)  Short Courses

Course Information

Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply
Thursday 5 October 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1948 Enrolment Closed
Thursday 18 January 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1948 Apply Now
Thursday 3 May 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1948 Apply Now

Course Content

This Bank Financial Management evening course begins by identifying and explaining the many instruments and markets banks use and operate in. It then provides an overview of the roles of banks and other financial organisations in advanced financial systems and the value they add to economies. Balance sheet and profit and loss statements are analysed to understand banks' commercial and investment activities. Financial ratios from these statements are calculated to compare commercial banks' relative financial performance and areas for improvement. A bank's credit and interest rate exposures are also considered as well as methods to quantify and manage them.

The course also considers the financial development of economies from a barter system to the current complex international system based on money. It analyses the cause and solution to the current global financial crisis from a banking perspective.

Why choose the Bank Financial Management short course?

Taught over 10 consecutive weeks in a Central London location, our Bank Financial Management short courses are led by industry experts.

Designed for maximum flexibility, a City evening course is an ideal match for those looking to study and work at the same time, or anyone wanting to improve their business and management expertise.

Tutor Info

Dr Permjit Singh is a qualified corporate treasurer and has held various positions in treasury management for financial services companies, including Head of Treasury.

Permjit has a degree in biochemistry from Warwick University and a PhD in finance from Reading University.

He has devised, prepared and taught corporate finance courses at various universities and business schools, and is currently a visiting lecturer at City and a Treasury Consultant.


  • Prior level of knowledge: none
  • Should have an interest in banking, finance, and economics

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

What will I learn?

Handouts of Powerpoint class notes will be provided via the City's online document software: Moodle.

The Bank Financial Management short course is the ideal introduction to a wide range of subjects in the industry. The course will cover:

  • Outlining the basic concepts of money and financial systems in an economy;
  • Describing the nature of financial instruments, institutions and markets;
  • Describing the role of banks and understand their asset and liability composition;
  • Analysing the financial performance of banks using key ratios;
  • Appreciating some of the financial risks banks face and how they are managed;
  • Understanding the nature and causes of bank and financial system failure.

Teaching and Assessment

Handouts of Powerpoint class notes will be provided.

An informal one hour multiple choice test at the end of the course will be given to test individual understanding and progress.

Classroom tuition will be complemented by group discussion of topical news of the City, economics, or global financial markets.

Recommended Reading

No prior reading is necessary

The following books may prove useful:

Bank Financial Management course study guide (2017)  Dr Permjit Singh

For an overview of international finance, read: The City and global financial services (2016): Dr Permjit Singh

Heffernan, S. (2005), Modern Banking

Buckle, M. and Thompson, J. (2004), The UK Financial System

Casu, B; Girardone, C; Molyneux, P; (2006); Introduction to banking

Howells, P and Bain, K (2005), The economics of money, banking and finance

Howells, P and Bain, K (2007), Financial markets and institutions

De Haan, J; Oosterloo, S; Schoenmaker, D; (2009); European financial markets and institutions

Hubbard, G; (2005); Money the financial system and the economy

Saunders, T, Cornett, M; (2009); Financial markets and institutions

Career Outcome

This course can provide a useful introduction to a broad range of financial issues relevant to a career in banking, e.g., as an analyst, dealing with commercial customers, or managing the bank's finances (such as its treasury).

There are several additional courses related to banking and management that you may be also interested in enrolling in after. You can learn more about our full range of short courses here. Our International Finance short course maybe of particular interest for anyone with a specific interest in international economics and banking.

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