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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Bachelor in International Business2S1English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)A.BURIETZ
Intervenant(s)Aurore Burietz-Barakat

Pré requis

Finance Fundamentals

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- Be familiarized with characteristics and mechanisms of financial markets.
- know the main financial products (bonds, stocks, funds) and their functions.
- Acquire fundamental knowledge of major financial instruments.
- Understand the sources and causes of the recent financial crisis.
- Understand the basics of the monetary policy of the ECB (Fed)

Contenu du cours

1) Overview of the financial system
2) Debt market
3) Stock market
4) Mutual Funds
5) Financial crisis and monetary policy

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class24,00   Regarding the textbook, most of the descriptive aspects should be read by the students. Given the program, it is not possible to spend time on the easy part of the program. In class, 60% of the time will be devoted to the course and 40% to the tutorials.
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings24,00   Students must read the relevant chapters of the textbook.
Independent study
Estimated personal workload27,00   Students will have to read two articles on the financial crisis (subprime and sovereign). Questions on these articles will be done in class. Moreover, students have to prepare the tutorials before attending the class.
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant75,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Tutorial
  • E-learning
  • Interactive class


Students must read the textbook, two articles, and prepare the tutorials before attending the class. The mid-term is a MCQ and is in general easy. The final exam consists in exercises, problems, and open questions. It is harder.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Mid-term exam1,00130,00
Final Exam
Written exam2,00170,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • "Financial markets and institutions" - The customized book of Mishkin , Pearson,

    7th edition

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