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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
MSc in International Business1S1S2English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)P.MAZZA

    Ce cours apparaît dans les formations suivantes :
  • IÉSEG > MIB > MIB > 4,00 ECTS

Pré requis

No prerequisite is assumed. Familiarity with financial and statistical notions would be a plus but there are not required.

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able :
Understand the basics of financial markets (bonds, stocks, and derivatives markets);
Understand the subprime and the sovereign bond financial crises;
Understand the ideas to reform global financial regulation.

Contenu du cours

This course focuses on financial globalization, that is, the opening up of a country's financial system to capital flows and financial firms from other countires. It provides the necessary background to understand the basics of global financial markets, that is, basic knowledge of financial markets, and then present two important but related aspects of global finance; the existing financial regulation, and the two recent financial crises, the subprime and the Sovereign debt crisis. It also presents (if time) possible solutions to fix the global financial system.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class2,00   The documentary "inside job" will be shown to the students and the presence of students to watch it is compusolry. Discussion
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings20,00   Students will typically have one or two articles to read, typically related to High Frequency Trading, the financial crises or the financial regulation
Independent study
Estimated personal workload20,00  
Group Project10,00   Group project depends on the total number of students.
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant100,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Tutorial
  • Presentation
  • Research
  • Project work
  • Interactive class


Students will have a final examination (open questions and exercises) which will account for 50% of the final grade and the presentation of a research paper (by two, if the size of the groups allows it) which will account for 50% of the final grade.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Final Exam
Written exam3,00150,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • The customized textbook given in class -

  • The articles given in class. -

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