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Understand risk management and the role of the banking industry in the economy


IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
MSc in Investment Banking and Capital Markets1S1English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)A.BURIETZ

Pré requis

Finance fundamentals
Introduction to financial markets
Corporate finance

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
understand the structure and the evolution of the banking industry
define the role of banks in the financial system and in the economy
describe and assess the quality of banks' balance sheet
develop a critical view of the banking industry and assess the current issues related to this industry

Contenu du cours

Topic 1 - Introduction and description of Financial intermediaries
Topic 2 - Focus on banks and the management of their balance sheet
Topic 3 - Financial intermediaries and their role in financial crises from an historical perspective

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class24,00   Theory and exercises
Independent study
Estimated personal workload16,00   Exam preparation
Group Project20,00   Presentation
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings15,00   9 chapters + 1 research paper
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant75,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • Research
  • Interactive class


The Assessment will take the form of one presentation consisting in analysing and comparing 2 banks (history, structure and strategy) and one final exam with theoretical and practical questions in which students will be asked to define, apply and use concepts learned in class to develop a critical view of the banking industry.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Final Exam
Written exam2,00170,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Greenbaum, S. I., Thakor, A. V. and Boot, A. W. A. (2015). Contemporary Financial Intermediation. Academic Press, 3rd edition. -

  • Mishkin, F. (2013). The economics of money, banking and financial markets. Pearson Education Inc./Addison-Wesley, 10th edition. -

  • Calomiris, C. W. and Haber, S. H. (2014). Fragile by design. Princeton University Press. -

  • Gorton, G. (2009). Slapped in the Face by the Invisible Hand: Banking and the Panic of 2007. Yale and NBER working paper. -

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