Syllabus for Regulation, Accounting and Control in the Financial Sector

Reglering, redovisning och styrning i finansiell sektor

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2FE879
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Business Studies A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2017-02-01
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 03, 2018
  • 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 exams, assignments and seminars. 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 provided at the beginning of the course. 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, pending availability of a place in the course.

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

NOTE: Only completed courses can count toward a degree.

Other directives

The course substitutes for/overlaps 2FE834, 8FE834 Funding, Accounting and Control in Banks.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 50, 2017

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Berger, Allen N.; Molyneux, Philip; Wilson, John O. S. The Oxford handbook of banking

    Second edition.: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26