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Introduction to Banking

Finances and Banking
Free Course

Learn about modern banking practices and procedures.

  • Duration

    5-6 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Khan Academy
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

Most large banks are now global in nature, with offices in all key financial centres, from New York to London to Hong Kong, and have the power to influence the economies of countries around the world no matter how large, as seen during the recent financial crisis. This course reviews the banking system, basic banking practices, and explains - at an introductory level - how international banking works as well as examining topics such as fractional reserve banking, reserve ratios, treasuries, leveraging, the Fed funds rates, and the London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR).

Alison’s course - Introduction to Banking - will prove useful to business and finance professionals, as well as anyone who would like to learn more about banking and how the global financial system operates.

Learning outcomes: - Understand the banking system and how it operates; - Examine fractional reserve banking; - Review treasuries release by the US government; - What LIBOR is and how banks make use of it;

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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