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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Level Year Period Language of instruction 
MSc in Investment Banking and Capital Markets1S2English
Academic responsibilityS.HECK
Lecturer(s)Stephanie Heck


Capital Markets Securities; Banking and Financial Intermediaries; Investment Banking

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should have gained a practical insight into the operations of a full-scale bank in a dynamic competitive environment. They should familiarize themselves with the decision-making process in a bank. They should have learnt to price credit and deposit products, to balance risks and the growth of the balance sheet, to divide bank funding sources into core deposits and managed liabilities, and to understand the bank income statement and balance sheet.

Course description

The course is entirely based on the Cesim Bank Simulation game. Students are asked to form groups and to play the role of a bank manager. Teams will be responsible for consumer and business clients, lending and borrowing, front office and back office, and customers with deposits, mortgages and other credit products and investments. They'll have personnel to manage, IT systems to maintain and develop, risk metrics to keep in check, regulators to report to and capital markets to raise financing from. Success will be measured and benchmarked by both operational and financial key indicators including assets under management, deposit and credit product growth, bank image, risk metrics, return on assets, return on equity, etc. The ultimate indicator in the game is the total shareholder return p.a., which consolidates all the key success factors into one measure criterion.

Class type

Class structure

Type of courseNumbers of hoursComments
Face to face
Interactive class16,00  
Independent study
Group Project16,00  
Estimated personal workload18,00  
Total student workload50,00  

Teaching methods

  • Presentation
  • Interactive class
  • Case study
  • Coaching


Type of controlDurationNumberPercentage break-down
Continuous assessment
Oral presentation0,00010,00
Group Project0,00340,00
TOTAL     100,00

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