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5010579: C20 Financial Markets

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Semester:WS 20/21
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:28.0 L / 21.0 h
Self-directed study time:69.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2020)


  • Introduction to financial marketsInterest rates and bond pricesThe structure of interest ratesMarket efficiencyMonetary policyMoney marketsBond marketsMortgage marketsDerivative markets

Learning Outcomes

  • After completing this course, students...know how interest rates and bond prices are related and influence each otherknow different structures and theories of interest ratesare able to explain what market efficiency is and know evidence for different stagescan explain how monetary policy is used to influence financial marketsknow the dynamics of money, bond, derivatives and mortgage markets


Lectures Method

Interactive lecture


Brealey, R., Myers, S., and Allen, F. (2017). Principles of corporate finance (12th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill

Exam Modalities

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