Capital Management

USD $240


In this e-Learning course, we delve deep into the principles of capital measurement and management, and explore the impact on bank performance of the capital adequacy framework set by Basel.

We engage with you in practical exercises in Excel, to measure capital, risk-weighted assets (RWA), and capital ratios for a hypothetical bank balance sheet; and simulate the effects of leverage and fair value changes on bank performance and capital.

Who Should Enroll:

This course is ideal for financial analysts, risk managers, regulatory compliance professionals, and anyone interested in understanding the intricacies of bank balance sheet analysis and capital management. It is suitable for College and University students who aspire to become risk and finance professionals.

What You Will Gain:

Upon completing this course, you will:

  • Acquire a deep understanding of the main components of a bank’s balance sheet and how they impact performance and capital.
  • Differentiate between economic and regulatory capital and gain insights into Basel’s capital adequacy requirements.
  • Develop practical skills in measuring risk-weighted assets (RWA), capital, and capital ratios using Excel.
  • Explore the concept of balance sheet leverage and its associated opportunities and risks.
  • Understand the effects of leverage and fair value accounting choices on bank performance and capital.
  • Learn how to measure the effects of leverage and fair value changes on performance and capital for a hypothetical bank balance sheet.

Course Duration:

45 minutes

Course Access Duration:

270 days starting from enrollment date.


Audio-Visual Content and Course Duration:

  • The time that it takes to complete the course will be determined by your pace.
  • The total viewing time of lesson presentations is 1-1.5 hours;  individual lesson topics are between 5-15 minutes each, presented as audio-visual content.
  • The time needed to complete each exercise presented is between 10-20 minutes, based on your level of engagement.
  • The exam is allocated 1 hour.

Downloadable Content:

  • The exercises presented in lessons are provided in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet. This will enable you to practice the exercises, side-by-side with the lesson presentations.
  • A downloadable PDF is provided as a text version of the lessons presentations. This can be used as reference and to make notes, as you go through the presentations.

Exam and Certificate:

  • The course exam is comprised of questions in the form of true/false, multiple choice, sorting choice, and fill in the blank.
  • A personalized course certificate will be issued to you with a minimum score of 50%.
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