3403717: Business game in the financial services industry (London)

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Semester:WS 12/13
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:36.0 L / 27.0 h
Self-directed study time:18.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


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


  • Application of Strategy Concepts
  • Dealing with Bank-Specific Controlling Instruments and Information Media
  • Result Effect of Risks, Structuring of Conditions, Balance Sheet Structure, Market Interest Method, Capital Resources Requirement, and Differing Economic Scenarios
  • Implementation of a Bank Strategy in Terms of Product, Personnel and Marketing
  • Reaction to Change in Framework Conditions

Learning Outcomes

  • Based on the strategic analysis instruments, applying various strategy concepts regarding the retail banking and private banking segments
  • Recognizing the connections between and effectiveness of the sub-areas of comprehensive bank management on the bank balance sheet and profit and loss statement
  • Evaluating incomplete information and risk assessment for a bank
  • Recognising, correcting and integrating deviations/erroneous trends in the course of the game and integrating further ideas


Lectures Method

Business Game

Admission Requirements

This lecture is elective. Students can participate in the course either in Potsdam/Berlin or in London. Note that constraints on the number of participants travelling to the each destination apply.


Required reading:

  • Business Game Manual

Recommended reading:
  • Schierenbeck, H. (2003). Ertragsorientiertes Bankmanagement, Band 1: Grundlagen, Marktzinsmethode und Rentabilitäts-Controlling. Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag.
  • Schierenbeck, H. (2003). Ertragsorientiertes Bankmanagement, Band 2: Risikocontrolling und integrierte Rendite-/ Risikosteuerung. Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag.
  • Glantz, M. (2002). Managing Bank Risk. Academic Press.


Material will be available on Moodle

Exam Modalities

  • Assignment (30%)
  • Obligatory class participation