Selected Topics in Banking


This lecture gives an introduction to banking and discusses selected topics from commercial and investment banking. After gaining some basic knowledge of the German banking sector, its regulation and the institutional surrounding, we will discuss the different types of banking services offered by commercial banks (lending, deposit taking). Complementing these topics, we will also talk about the accounting and regulation of commercial banks (especially in Germany) and the way these rules affect the business of commercial banks. In the second class of this module, the basics of investment banking will be presented.

Basic knowledge of the principles of finance, introduction to banking.

  • Introduction and basic principles of banking.

  • Lending and credit risk management.
  • Deposit taking and liquidity risk management.

  • Additional services offered by commercial banks.
  • Investment banking

Slides and additional material for all lectures can be accessed via the links given below (it is a dropbox folder). The password will be distributed via email and will also be available on the blackboard of the Chair of Sustainable Finance & Banking.

Commercial Banking

Past exams

Investment Banking
Lecture slides part 1


Student evaluation (!)
Notes on how to evaluate the course

Lecture: Wednesdays, 9h-11h (Commercial Banking), 23/24/25 May 2019 (Investment Banking, block seminar!)
First lecture: 3rd April, 2019.
Lecture Commercial Banking: SR 2
Lecture Investment Banking: tba

Course language:

ERASMUS information:
Exchange students can choose between a written exam at the end of the semester or an ERASMUS paper.
  • Written exam: check the information given out by our exam office (Prüfungsmanagement), 1st floor Institutsgebäude.
  • ERASMUS paper:
    • Deadline for handing in the term paper is July 26th 2019.
    • Please hand in your term paper in time via e-mail to banken /at/ wifa dot (our secretariat's mail address).
Videos from previous semesters:
Live recordings from this year's lecture will be made available on YouTube as soon as the videos have been produced. A link to the lecture's video channel is shown in the pdf of the first set of lecture slides.