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TLS_1025 Banking regulatory strategies 12 ECTS
Organised by
Turku Law School
Person in charge
Responsible teacher: LL.D Ahmad A. Ghouri, 3335853, ahmgho (at) utu.fi, room: Matt 9. Other teachers: LL.D., senior researcher Mika Viljanen, 3338462, mika.viljanen(at)utu.fi, reception as per agreed, Cal 210.
Minimum preceding studies
110 ECTS.
Preceding studies
Or comparable competence.

General description

The global financial crisis proved much of banking regulation in force at the time a failure. During the following five years the rules have the subject of continuous reforms. A regulatory paradigm shift is in making. The risk-based capital adequacy regulation framework that relied on proprietary risk management and measurement assemblages has seen a flurry of amendments and quick fixes while a fundamental review of the assemblage has been pending. Simultaneously, the capital adequacy framework has been supplemented with new regulatory devices that introduce novel strategies into the banking regulation mix.
The course has twofold objectives. On a substantive level, the course seeks to provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the current state of banking regulation and its near-term future. On a methodological level, the course aims to provide the students with capabilities to understand, analyse and evaluate the regulatory strategies, especially in the context of banking.
The course builds on the analysis of the regulatory instruments and strategies employed in international and EU banking regulation. The students read a selection of articles and official documents that relate to different aspects of banking regulation and build a working knowledge of banking regulation. A selection of articles regulatory theory allows the discussion of the regulatory strategies employed in the regulation of banking.
The course consists of introductory lectures, a lecture workshop, a reading circle, home assignments and a research seminar. In the seminar, the students write a research paper of approximately 6000 to 8000 words. The reading circle and seminar aim to develop the student’s skills in legal analysis, argumentation and writing.

Learning outcomes

Upon the completion the course, the student should:
- understand what mechanisms make bank regulation necessary
- know and understand the features of different approaches to banking regulation both on the international and EU level and the regulatory theories that can be used to understand those approaches
- be able to identify, analyze and evaluate complex regulatory instruments and strategies
- be able to use the acquired knowledge and analyse a banking reform initiative
- improved her analytical and argumentational skills


- Essential of banking and banking regulation
- The Basel Accords and EU banking regulation
- Understanding the global financial crisis and its regulatory aftermath
- The post-financial crisis regulatory instruments and initiaves
- Theories of regulation

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 22 h 0 h
Group work 22 h 0 h
Independent work
Seminar 12 h 0 h

The course consists of a lecture workshop and a research seminar. No exam. Active participation will affect grades.
The course emphasizes student's responsibility for her/his own learning. Accordingly, the teacher is a facilitator of class room discussions and paper writing.
Law students of the Faculty of Law may continue working with the essay and expand it into a bachelor's thesis (ON-seminaarityö).

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
Exercise(s) and Participation in classroom work and Seminar

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Active participation will affect grades (10 percent of the grade).

Study materials

A selection of articles, book excerpts and cases (500 p) as assignments accessible on Moodle2.

Further information

TIME: 7.1.-14.3.2014.

Restricted entry, limited to 20 students.

Law students of the Faculty of Law may continue working with an essay and expand it into a bachelor`s thesis (ON-seminaarityö).

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Finnish Study Modules
Master of Laws DP
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree