Fundamentals of Financial Institutions Management

SubjectFundamentals of Financial Institutions Management
Semester4th semester (undergraduate) and 3th semester (master)
ECTS9 ECTS (undergraduate) and 8 ECTS (master)
Study programme:Business studies (undergraduate and master)
Primary language:Slovene
Lecturer Ahtik, Meta
The course will be conducted in the Slovene language and is an optional subject in accordance with an officially approved curriculum in the undergraduate study program Business Sciences.

Prerequisites for inclusion in the course work
Students must understand the basic concepts of business and management of organizations as derived from secondary school curricula.

1. To acquaint the student with the basic concepts of operating and operating financial institutions and their environment
2. To familiarize the student with the rules and principles of operations of financial institutions, their organization, role and basic contents

1. Knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of operation and operation of financial institutions
2. Understanding the importance of preserving the stability of financial institutions, their functioning and the role
3. Understanding the concepts of financial investment, portfolio design and management, tools and instruments for measuring and managing risk

Learning outcomes
The student acquires basic knowledge in the field of operation and structure of the financial institution.

  1. Financial institutions fundamentals and principles, role of financial institutions in economy
  2. Financial institutions and their specialities
  3. Financial intermediations, portfolio and capital management, measuring and managing risk
  4. Special topics of financial institutions (financial product development, financial industry regulation)
Forms of work
• Teacher explanations
• Studying case studies
• Working in groups
• Individual case work

Methods (modes) of work
• explanation
• conversation / debate
• case study
Evaluation system and criteria
Knowledge testing are consists of three elements: 1) Seminar work; 2) On-course work; 3) Exam. For a positive assessment, at least 50% of all points must be collected.
Learning and study material
  • Saunders, A.; Financial institutions management. McGraw-Hill Irwin, Gardner, M.J., Mills, D. J.
  • Selected chapters from current textbooks, scientific and professional contributions from renowned domestic and foreign journals and collections (will be listed promptly)
  • Material from lectures with basic content summaries and additional materials for exercises and discussion.
Recommended additional literature
  • Cooperman, E.S.; Managing Financial Institutions; Asset/Liability Approach, South-Western Pub
  • Directives, law and other regulation in financial institution
 Office hours:
  • After courses
  • By agreement


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