Department of Banking and International Finance teaches both at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. At Bachelor’s level, together with the Department of Finance, our department offers the study programme Finance, Banking, and Investment and the bachelor’s course Finance taught at the Faculty of Business Management, as well as the course Financial Markets and Banking, which is offered as a part of the joint study programme Economics and Law, which is administered in collaboration with the Faculty of Law at the Comenius University. At Master’s level, the department offers study programme Banking, and in cooperation with the Department of Finance the study programme International Finance, which is taught in Slovak and in English (joint degree with Nottingham Trent University, England), as well as the study programme Global Finance in English (double degree with the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok, Thailand). Furthermore, the department also offers the master’s courses Regulation and Bank Supervision, and Financial Instruments and Innovations to the students of study programme Law and Economics, which is organised jointly with the Faculty of Law at the Comenius University. At PhD level the department jointly offers the study programme Finance and Banking.
The department’s core fields of research include financial markets (money, bond, stock, commodity, derivatives, and FX markets), collective investment, banking, monetary policy, and international finance. Research activities of the department focus on a wide scale of analyses in the areas of economic integration, financial innovations, digitalization, green economy, income inequality, monetary policy transmission channels, managed currency depreciations, financial intermediation and financial literacy, behavioural finance, capital flight or money laundering. Members of the department have regularly been awarded research grants as a part of the national VEGA and KEGA frameworks, have regularly applied for APVV research grants and are members of different research teams as a part of frameworks such as COST, Visegrad Fund, National Science Centre grants (Poland), GACR (Czech Republic), Erasmus+, SCIEX (Swiss rectors‘ conference grant), EU funded research projects. Apart from these projects, young scientists, and PhD. students at the department also participate at the University of Economics institutional research projects, as well as National Bank of Slovakia’s research projects.
Department’s current research project
- VEGA 1/0221/21 Interest rates in the central banks'digital currency environment
- VEGA 1/0607/21 Countercyclical tools of banking regulation in euro area
- APVV – 20-0359 Covid-19 pandemics, macroeconomic development, food safety and households wellbeing
The department has also developed a wide-ranging cooperation with socio-economic practise – represented by demand-oriented projects, consultations, and scientific expertise. In cooperation with Tatra Banka and the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Economics, the department organises practical course ‘Bankademy’, which focuses on retail and corporate banking.
The results of research activities of the department members are regularly presented at international conferences, published as scientific monographs, textbooks, articles in international conference proceedings and papers in renowned scientific journals.
Department also organises bi-annual international scientific conference ICCBIF (International Conference on Currency, Banking and International Finance), which is impacted in the Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
Students of the study programme Banking also regularly compete in European and Worldwide rounds of the Rotman Trading Competition (Italy, Canada) and have repeatedly achieved prominent placements at this competition.
Our graduates are very successful on the labour market, they are employed by international institutions (i.e. ECB, Bloomberg, Macquarie Group, Honeywell International), as managers in prestigious departments of Slovak financial institutions (audit firms, banks, pension management companies, stock traders) or in civil service.
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