This subject contributes to the achievement of the Program Learning Outcomes by providing participants with a solid background and overview of the various facets of the banking service sectors, including its system structure, the codes, regulations and ordinances binding practitioners in this sector, the different operations (Program Outcome 1) and areas as well as the risk management aspects, etc. (Program Outcome 4) Apart from the above areas, this subject also explores such major areas of professional ethics as the respective ethical aspects and issues faced by individuals and corporations today (Program Outcome 5), and also its relevance in the context of corporate governance. Such element of professional ethical issues pertaining to the different facets of understanding is very essential to the current banking environment in Hong Kong and in the world (Program Outcome 2). With the knowledge base of this subject on ethical issues, participants would be well prepared to examine and analyze further issues when they proceed to study specialist subjects such as "Bank Lending", "Treasury Markets and Operations", "Operational Risk & Quality Management" in their
advanced level of studies under the AHKIB program.