Bank management (2020/2021)

Course code
Name of lecturers
Roberto Bottiglia, Laura Chiaramonte
Roberto Bottiglia
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
primo semestre (lauree magistrali) dal Oct 5, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course introduces the main issues pertaining the management of Banking institutions, aiming at providing students with the methodologies necessary to understand both technical and management features. The former relates to the activities performed by banks and to credit instruments; the latter regards the management policies referring to the different banking activities. In deepening the financial intermediation activities and the financial and currency management of the typical risks of banks, the regulatory context will be considered. Students will learn concepts and methodologies necessary to critically assess the dynamics of banking activities and to understand their issues and risks. At the end of the course, students will be supposed to autonomously evaluate the role of banks within the financial system, the features of credit intermediation and related risks.


1. Banking activity

2. Regulation and supervision of banks

3. The organizational structure of banks

4. Funding and investments (loans, financial markets, etc.) of banks
5. Investment services

6. Securitization

7. Banks’ own investment portfolio

8. Liquidity management
9. The risks of banking

10. Banking crises

RUOZI R., Economia della banca, Egea, Milano, 2020, excluding chapters 17 and 18.
Further readings on specific topics will be made available on the e-learning page for the course.
Textbooks and further readings are consistent with the syllabus.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Ruozi R. Economia della banca (Edizione 4) EGEA 2020

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is oral and lasts about 30 minutes. The exam aims to verify the Student's ability to critically analyze the topics of the program.
It is specified that the examination procedures are identical for attending and non-attending Students.