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The required courses in the Banking concentration are designed to study money, capital markets, and banking as a means to understanding how financial markets determine interest rates and why different assets earn different rates of returns. The economic functions of financial services firms, the role and function of central banks in the economy and how the actions of central banks interacting with asset markets affect the macr​o economy will be studied.

The present structure of banking will be studied with particular emphasis on the relationship between commercial banking practices and economic stabilization goals. Issues in financial engineering, bank asset/liability management, capital adequacy, new dimensions in banking, and the current regulatory structure governing the operations of banking organizations are also included.