Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / Banking I
Course code:BA1
Course title in language of instruction:Bankovnictví I
Course title in Czech:Bankovnictví I
Course title in English:Banking I
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 16/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2019/2020 - FBE
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Zuzana Kučerová, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:Financial Markets
Aims of the course:The aim of the course is to give the students basic knowledge of banking, which is needed for bachelor degree in study programme Economic Policy and Public Administration. First part of the course is focused on legal position of banks and their function, competition environment and recent trends in banking. Second part explains basic types of banking products from the view of bank balance sheet. Students get theoretical knowledge about banks and banking environment and practical information about their products in the Czech banking system.
Course contents:
1.Commercial banks, conditions of their origin and bank functions (allowance 2/1)
2.Banking systems, Types of Banks (allowance 2/1)
3.Competetion in banking. Banking sector CR. (allowance 3/0)
4.Classification of banking operations (allowance 1/0)
5.Banking Passive Operations (allowance 4/6)
6.Active Credit Operations (allowance 6/6)
7.Organization and Forms of Payment (allowance 6/0)
8.Banking Guarantee Operations (allowance 2/0)
9.Recent trends in development of banking products (allowance 2/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Knowledge about the foundation and principles of activities of banks
-Knowledge of banking products and their use
-The knowledge of banking terminologie

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Written credit.Credit contains 4 numerical examples and evaluation of the correctness of 4 statements, generally in the range of 45 minutes. Credit is a prerequisite for taking the exam.
Written exam is in the range of 60 minutes and includes test questions, evaluation of the correctness of statements(total of 19 questions including statements) and one interpretive question.
For evaluation of credit and exam is determined point scale with minimum and maximum points. The sum of points from a credit and exam form the final result.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h16 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation0 h20 h
     preparation for exam40 h46 h
     preparation for regular assessment15 h15 h
     writing of seminar paper15 h15 h
Total112 h112 h

Basic reading list
  • KAŠPAROVSKÁ, V. Banky a komerční obchody. 1st ed. Kravaře u Opavy: MARREAL SERVIS, 2010. 172 p. ISBN 978-80-254-6779-4.
  • POLOUČEK, S. et al. Peníze, banky, finanční trhy. 1st ed. V Praze: C.H. Beck, 2009. 415 p. Beckovy ekonomické učebnice. ISBN 978-80-7400-152-9.
  • RADOVÁ, J. -- DVOŘÁK, P. -- MÁLEK, J. Finanční matematika pro každého. 6th ed. Praha: Grada, 2007. 293 p. ISBN 978-80-247-2233-7.
Recommended reading list
  • Časopisy Bankovnictví, Banky a finance, Ekonom