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Banking, Finance and Financial Technology (FinTech) – THEMATIC UNITS

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TRAX50 Banking Environment

Module code: TRAX50

ECTS Credit Banking Environment: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 1st

Language: Greek

Module general description: The purpose of this module is to help the student understand how basic concepts and techniques of corporate finance, investment evaluation and asset composition and management are applied in the management of banks, companies, and organizations.

 Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

– Evaluate different investment projects under certainty and risk.

– Estimate the expected cash flows of an investment project and calculate the firm’s cost of capital.

– Use, interpret and evaluate the most important methods that are used in capital budgeting analysis.

– Examine a firm’s capital structure, and assess whether it affects investors’ preferences and consequently the stock price of the firm.

– Explain a firm’s dividend policy and determine whether it has an impact upon investors’ preferences and consequently, the stock price of the firm.

– Identify the different leasing and factoring alternatives and describe the features, advantages and disadvantages of each.

– Compute the intrinsic (fair) value of various assets.

– Understand the various management strategies of bond portfolios.

– Understand the various management strategies of stock portfolios.

– Evaluate portfolio performance.

Subjects covered:

– Corporate Finance

– Investment Analysis

– Asset Composition and Management

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this module.

Evaluation: Completion of at least three out of four written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitutes a 30 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or resit examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students’ final course grade.

TRAX51 Accounting Information

Module code: TRAX51

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 1st

Language: Greek

Module general description: This module aims to help the student comprehend the importance of accounting information within the Banking sector. Furthermore, it offers the necessary knowledge to those who work or are going to work in accounting and financial services of banks, companies and organizations to successfully perform their task.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

– Understand accounting statements as information tools for the financial situation of companies.

– Link the assets of a company with the sources of raising funds to acquire these assets, as recorded in its balance sheet.

– Link an organization’s income and expenses to trying to understand how it operates and generates wealth.

– Understand the procedures followed by the accounting of a company (accounting circuit) in terms of how to provide information.

– Understand how cash flow types are distinguished and how they affect the viability of a business.

– Use accounting analysis tools to analyze the activity and profitability of companies.

– Focus on the liquidity of a business as a tool to analyze its viability.

– Come to conclusions about the credit risk and creditworthiness that characterizes a business, following specific analysis steps.

– Understand accounting valuation issues in practice, based on current legislation, and to the extent that starts with all the accounting statements and how they are prepared, and goes as far as linking them to all accounting information issues, groups of accounts and the various documents.

– Focus on specific accounting issues, which are often encountered in the transactions of a bank or a financial institution with companies and investors.

Subjects covered:

– Financial Statement Reporting and Analysis

– Financial Accounting

– Advanced Financial Accounting

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this module.

Evaluation: Completion of at least three out of four written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitutes a 30 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or resit examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students’ final course grade.

TRAX60 Banking

Module code: TRAX60

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 1st

Language: Greek

Module general description: The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the financial operation of banks and forms of bank financing, as well as to the risk management faced by financial institutions, with particular emphasis on modern methods of risk evaluation and predicting product volatility.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

– Understand the crucial role of central banks in the financial sector

– Describe the main functions of the central bank

– Describe the main services offered by banks

– Understand bank regulation and supervision

– Understand the theory of central banking

– Identify the main causes of banking crises

– Understand the importance of banks’ financial statements

– Identify the main assets and liabilities of commercial and investment banks

– Understand the most commonly used bank financial ratios

– Understand the basics of asset–liability management

– Define the most common risks in banking (interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, foreign exchange risk, country risk, market risk, off-balance sheet risk, operational risk)

– Define risk measurement and risk management

– Understand the importance of risk management

– Identify the main risk management techniques

– Understand the main structural features of the European banking market

– Define bank mergers and distinguish between different types of M&As

Subjects covered:

– Regulatory Banking Environment

– Bank Management

– Bank Risk Management

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this module.

Evaluation: Completion of at least three out of four written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitutes a 30 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or resit examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students’ final course grade.

TRAX61 Financial Technology (FinTech)

Module Code: TRAX61

ECTS Credit Points: 20

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 2nd

Language: Greek

Module general description: This module aims to help the student understand the use of technology-enabled innovation in financial services that could result in new business models, applications, processes or products with an associated material effect on the provision of financial services.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

– Understand the automated control of financial transactions and the consequent improvement in risk management.

– Improve communication with their customers.

– Provide alternative communication channels and personalized services.

– Identify alternative forms of financing and credit control.

– Develop alternative forms of investing to extend their base clientele.

– Improve transaction security through better risk management.

– Develop new forms of electronic payments.

Subjects covered:

– Entrepreneurship and Innovation

– Blockchain and cryptocurrency

– Harnessing data with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

– Peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and modern investing

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this module.

Evaluation: Completion of at least three out of four written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitutes a 30 percent of each student’s grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or resit examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students’ final course grade.

ΤΡΑΧDE POSTGRADUATE DISSERTATION

Module Code: ΤΡΑΧDE

ECTS Credit Points: 40

Module Type: Compulsory

Year: 2nd

Language of Preparation: Greek or English

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