3504073: Case discussion in banking

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Semester:SS 13
Scheduled in semester:2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:27.0 L / 20.5 h
Self-directed study time:69.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Banking and Financial Management (01.10.2008)


Most work in banking coursework focuses on the overall management of a commercial bank. Based on the lecturer's experience bank professionals first establish their reputation in one or more bank functions before advancing to bank management level. Furthermore students are also expected to work in more specialized “banks.” Therefore, the focus of this session is on developing a practical approach to integrating the following analytical functions within a broadly defined banking organization.


  • 1. Credit analyst in the commercial lending division
  • 2. Investment banking analyst in the external financing division
  • 3. Security analyst in portfolio management division

Learning Outcomes

Integrated Approach: Students will spend three days examining cases that will require application of the cash flow approach in each of the functions. Based on this analysis, the assigned project will applying the cash flow methodology in the examination of an actual company financing decision from each of the above perspectives.

Long term goal: While spending a short time together with the lecturer, declared goal is to develop a format for thinking on issues/transactions that will require the above banking expertise.


Lectures Method

Case studies


Recommended reading:

  • Higgins, R. C. (2003). Analysis for Financial Management. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Greenbaum, S. I., Thakor, A. V. (2007). Contemporary Financial Intermediation. 2nd Edition. Academic Press


Case studies will be available on moodle

Exam Modalities

  • Assignment
  • Obligatory class participation


Message from the lecturer: I would really like to know more about each of you. If you get a chance before we meet, please send me information on your existing or expected career path and anything else related to what we will be covering. Given our very limited time together, it is difficult for me to get a handle on your perspectives. I know you are very busy so this is not required. My email address is rstover@iastate.edu.


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