MSc Banking & Finance pre-arrival information

Welcome to the MSc Banking and Finance pre-arrival information page.

We hope you're looking forward to starting your Masters degree at the University of Stirling Management School. We're delighted to welcome you to our beautiful campus.

We welcome you to the Stirling Management School (SMS) community and look forward to meeting you when you begin your studies in February. Teaching on your course begins on 1 February 2021 with the Flying Start Leadership Programme when you will engage in a range of activities designed to ensure your transition into University life is smooth, enjoyable, stimulating and stress free.

Welcome activities for students starting in February 2021
Column one lists the session, column two gives the date and time, column three lists the location
SessionDate and timeLocation

Stirling Management School welcome meeting

You are invited to attend the School-wide welcome meeting, where you will be introduced to the School's staff and one another!

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Monday 1 February 2021

10:00 - 12:00

Online via Microsoft Teams 

Welcome to your course

Meet the Course Director, Dr Theodoros Diasakos, and staff teaching on your course as well as the Professional Services staff.

This session will introduce you to your course, what you can expect from us and our expectations of you. It will help you to settle into university life and as well as guide you as to ‘how things work around here’.

Monday 1 February

13:00 - 13:30

Online via Microsoft Teams 

Flying Start Leadership programme

Your Flying Start Leadership Programme activities will take place during the week commencing 1 February. Your individual schedule will be available to you at a later date.

Week commencing 1 February 2021 TBC

Got a question? 

If you have any questions about the course, please contact the Programme Administrator, Allison Butler who will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

banking-finance@stir.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1786 467455

Course director

Dr Theodoros Diasakos

theodoros.diasakos@stir.ac.uk

Reading list

Suggested Preliminary Reading – Spring 2021

The information given below is meant to be only tentative and representative. The actual reading list for each module will be provided in the respective Canvas page; this will become available at the beginning of the corresponding semester.

What are listed below as “core textbooks” should be viewed as “essential purchases,” at least for the Spring semester modules. Students are advised that a pop-up Blackwell's Book Shop will be open in the Atrium at the start of semester. Books can also be ordered online (with free UK delivery) via Blackwells.co.uk. Blackwell's offer a student price match guarantee, where they will match a lower price found at Amazon, Waterstones or WHSmith.

As preliminary reading, the following two sources is a good starting point to familiarize yourselves with the basic you will need for the program in terms of theoretical understanding of the workings of the banking system and the quantitative background for the programme.

Mishkin F. (2016). The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, (Global 10th ed.), Pearson Education, ISBN 9780132770248

Ehrhardt M.C., Brigham E.F., and A. Fox (2016), Financial Management: theory and practice, (13th ed.), South-Western Cengage Learning, ISBN 9781473729605

Module Code

Module Title

Reading list

BFIP013

Quantitative Methods in Finance

Core Textbook:

Asteriou D. and S. G. Hall (2019), Applied Econometrics, (4th ed.), Palgrave - Macmillan Publishers.

 

Additional Readings:

Brooks C. (2019), Introductory Econometrics for Finance, (4thth ed.), Cambridge University Press.

 

Dougherty C. (2016) Introduction to Econometrics, (5th ed.), Oxford University Press.

DeFusco, McLeavey, Pinto, Runkle and Anson, Quantitative Investment Analysis, John Wiley & Sons CFA Institute Investment Series, 3rd edition 2016.

INVP001

Corporate Finance

Hillier D., Ross S., Westerfield R., Jaffe J., and J. Bradford (2020), Corporate Finance, (4th European ed.)

BFIP025

Economics for Banking and Finance

Sloman J., D. Garrat and J. Guest (2018) Economics, (10th ed.) Pearson.

BFIP036

Bank Theory, Operations and Strategy

Choudhry, M. (2012) The Principles of Banking (Wiley Finance).

 

BFIP019

Professionalism, Regulation, and Ethics

Chartered Banker (2013), Professionalism, Ethics and Regulation: Study Book. BPP Learning Media.

 

Solomon J. (2010) Corporate Governance and Accountability (3rd ed.) John Wiley & Sons

BFIP0RB

Risk Management in Banking

Choudhry, M. (2012) The Principles of Banking (Wiley Finance).

BFIPQRA

Quantitative Financial Risk Analysis

S. Allen (2012) Financial Risk Management: a practitioner’s guide to managing market and credit risk, (2nd ed.) John Wiley & Sons

INVP010

Derivatives

Hull J. (2012) Options, Futures and Other Derivatives (8th or later ed.) Prentice Hall.

FINP013

International Corporate Finance

Core Textbook:

Madura J. and R. Fox (2007) International Financial Management, (1st ed.) Thomson. 

Additional Readings:

Moosa I.A. International Finance: An Analytical Approach, (3rd ed.) McGraw-Hill

Eun C.S., Resnick B.G., and S. Sabherwal International Finance, (6th ed.) McGraw-Hill

BFIPMTI

Management of Technology and Innovation in Financial Institutions

Baldwin, E., and Curley, M., (2020) Managing Innovation in the Digital World

 

Tidd, J, and Bessant, JR., (2018) Managing Innovation: integrating technology, market and organisational change (6th ed)

Burns, P., (2013) Corporate Entrepreneurship: innovation and strategy in large organisations

ECNP003

Applied Data Analytics Using R

Michael Crawley (2007), The R book, Wiley Publishers

John Maindonald, John Braun (2006), Data Analysis and Graphics Using R: An Example-based Approach, Cambridge Press University

Online resources freely available on the Github community website will be made available at the beginning of each academic year