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F1N5309 The Financial System in Theory and Practice 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus F1N5309 (Spring 2006–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course starts with a review of the various theoretical models and practical approaches in the finacial system. Course focuses on theoretical perspectives relating to customers, suppliers and the financial system as a whole. For example, there is on the customer side theories of preferences and risk and marketing. On the supply side there are theories about service companies and companies that are intermediates. Financial systems can be considered both as mathematical models from an institutional perspective, from an IT perspective and from a building society perspective.

The practical working methods will be illustrated by people who work in the finacial system. These people are working, or have worked, in the department, agencies and other organizations that surrounds customers and suppliers in the financial system. Guest lectures are included in the course of representatives of the banking and insurance companies that works with management, credit and risk models, community relations, real estate finance and marketing. The course is also carried out field trips both in local retail bank branches and the headquarters of some banks .

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to create a greater understanding about the interface between customers and suppliers in the financial system.

Course disposition

Lectures are combined with seminars and field trips.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admission to postgraduate studies.

Recommended prerequisites

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Announced when the course starts.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


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Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The course is assessed through an essay.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Economics and Finance

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Real Estate Economics and Finance