Syllabus for Regulation, Accounting and Control in the Financial Sector

Reglering, redovisning och styrning i finansiell sektor


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2FE879
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Business Studies A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2017-02-01
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-02-05
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 01, 2021
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. Also required is 90 credits in Business Studies and 15 credits in Statistics. Proficiency in English.
  • Responsible department: Department of Business Studies

Decisions and guidelines

Master's Programme in Accounting and Financial Management - specialisation Financial Accounting, Financial Management.

Learning outcomes

The purpose of this course is to give students broad and deep knowledge of areas relating to funding, accounting and control in financial institutions. The course focusses on the financial sector, its regulations, and how financial institutions are affected by regulations.

After successful completion of the course, the student will be able to understand:

  • the contextual setting of financial institutions
  • historical development of the financial sector
  • the regulations that affect different actors and how and why they have developed
  • basic financial accounting issues
  • strategic issues for a financial institution
  • critical factors of the management control system of a financial institution


This course covers different aspects of the financial sector and its regulations. It also gives insight into the management of financial institutions. The course covers the following areas:

  • The financial sector
  • Financial regulation
  • Financial supervision
  • Various reporting frameworks
  • Strategic issues in financial institutions
  • Bank management; such as risk management and information systems


The in-class teaching consists of lectures, seminars, written and oral assignments, individual work and group work as well as tutoring. The course is taught in English.


The student will get one single grade, equivalent to 7.5 credits.

The examination consists of an individual written exam, submission and presentation of assignments and seminars conducted individually as well as in groups. The grade for the entire course is based on an assessment of all parts of the examination.

Grading criteria are presented in the study guide that applies to the course section. The following grades will be used: pass with distinction (VG), pass (G), and fail (U). Examinations handed in late will not be assessed except under special circumstances. Any remaining supplemental work must be completed and handed in by the deadline specified in the study guide. Otherwise the entire course (all examinations included) must be retaken during subsequent course sections.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Uppsala University does not accept cheating or plagiarism. Suspected incidents of cheating or plagiarism are reported to the Vice-Chancellor, which may issue a formal warning to the student or suspend the student from studies for a certain period.

NOTE: Only completed courses can count toward a degree.

Other directives

The course substitutes for/overlaps Funding, Accounting and Control in Banks 2FE834, 8FE834, Regulation, Accounting and Control in the Financial Sector (Contract Education) 8FE879.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 03, 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • The Oxford Handbook of Banking [Elektronisk resurs]

    Oxford University Press, 2020

    Find in the library