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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Course for exchange studentsTransversal/annéesS1S2English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)R.JOLIET

Pré requis

This course is suitable for students concentrating in finance and non-finance students wishing to have a deeper understanding of financial market developments. Students should master the time value of money.

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to :
- understand the forces shaping financial institutions and markets
- be able to deal with calculation of yields, and prices of financial assets especially those related to the fixed income arena
- be able to communicate effectively on term structure of interest rates, and forwards rates
- understand derivatives markets
- describe the functioning of financial markets
- understand current market developments
- anticipate future developments

Contenu du cours

This course provides an overview of the financial system, introducing the important institutional players, describing and classifying financial markets where institutions and individuals operate, and developing an analytic framework to understand the determinants of prices and yields at which financial transactions occur. The course provides an integrated analytical framework for understanding the effects of economic forces and economic policy on key financial market variables that determine the success of business strategies and present risks to firms from changes in interest rates, equity values and exchange rate. Course Outline:
• Functions and Roles of the Financial System
• Financial Assets, Money, and Financial Transactions
• Efficient Market Hypothesis
• The Future of the Financial System and the Money and Capital Markets
• The Determinants of Interest Rates
• Interest Rates and Financial Asset Prices
• The Risk Structure of Interest Rates
• Options, Swaps, Futures and Other Derivatives
• The Money Market
• Central Bank Monetary Policy

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class12,00  
Independent study
Estimated personal workload16,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant32,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Research
  • Interactive class


Course grading will be based on the following:

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Final Exam
Written exam2,001100,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Money and Capital Markets: Financial Institutions and Instruments in a Global Marketplace (9th Edition) by Peter S. Rose and Milton H. Marquis, Irwin-McGraw Hill -

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