Financial services strategies (l.m.) a.y. 2018/2019

COURSE DETAILS

Type of course
SSD  (SECS-P/11)
Language  English
ECTS  9
Course Year  2°
Semester  1°
Hours of lecturers
Hours of self study
Prerequisites
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Objectives of the course

The course aims at opening the black box of managerial decisions  connected with the strategy making process in the financial services industry nowadays. This main goal is pursued with lectures, seminars, case discussions and project works. By the end of this course students should be able to understand the main competitive strategies of  traditional and new suppliers in the financial services industry, at corporate and at business areas level. Lectures and seminars are carried out by Professor Previati, Dr. Francesco Masala (Italian Banking Association) and other academics and practitioners. The assessment is based on project works and oral test.

Course content

The course illustrates and debates the following main topics:

  • Strategic and organizational changes in the Financial Services Industry (FSI)
  • Regulation and technology: their impact on competitive strategies
  • Theoretical frameworks to analyse strategic and organizational change: from Industrial Organization to Strategic Management in FSI
  • Business strategies in FSI: the basic strategies and their application (cost leadership, differentiation, segmentation)
  • Corporate strategies in FSI: diversification and competencies
  • The emerging challenges of Fintech
  • Competitive strategies and social impact: stakeholders and CSR
  • Evidences from European Banking Industry

Methods of evaluation

Methods of evaluation and course material

For attending students the assessment is based on project works and oral test on programme contents

For non attending students the assesment is based on oral test. For this test you must read: Markus Venzin, Building an International Financial Services Firm: How to design and execute cross-border strategies, Oxford University Press, 2009

Course Material (for attending students)

Presentations, cases, articles and papers put on the course web page after or before the lectures

http://disa.uniroma3.it/didattica/lauree-magistrali/financial-services-strategies-l-m-a-y-2018-2019/

If you need a reference book about financial services strategies, you can read (it’s not compulsory): Markus Venzin, Building an International Financial Services Firm: How to design and execute cross-border strategies, Oxford University Press, 2009; about strategy analysis, you can read: R. Grant, Contemporary Strategy Analysis, Wiley, 2010

Examination schedule

TBD

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Lectures Hours

The course starts on 25th September 2018

 Tuesday, 12.30-14, Room 12, First floor

Wednesday, 10.30-12, Room 19, Second floor

Thursday, 10.30-12, Room 12, First floor

Course books

For non attending students the assesment is based on oral test. For this test you must read: Markus Venzin, Building an International Financial Services Firm: How to design and execute cross-border strategies, Oxford University Press, 2009

For attending students, if you need a reference book about financial services strategies, you can read (it’s not compulsory): Markus Venzin, Building an International Financial Services Firm: How to design and execute cross-border strategies, Oxford University Press, 2009; about strategy analysis, you can read: R. Grant, Contemporary Strategy Analysis, Wiley, 2010

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