3906648: Financial Services

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Semester:SS 15
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:37.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.10.2008)
Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)


Money and its role in the economy
Financial markets, instruments, and market makers
Interest rates (incl. term structure) and bond prices
Debt markets
Stock markets
Securities firms, mutual funds, and financial conglomerates
Exchange rates
The international financial system


    • understand the financial system and the most important institutions within this system.
    • know about the role of money in the financial system and the wider economy.
    • make sense of developments in international debt and equity markets as well as associated exchange rate fluctuations.
    • have fostered their insight into the most important financial derivatives.

Lectures Method

Interactive lecture, seminar paper, presentation
Students are advised to read the relevant material (see the schedule on the following page) prior to the respective sessions in order to utilize the time in class in an optimal manner.


Burton, M., and B. Brown (2009). The Financial System and the Economy – Principles of Money and Banking. M.E. Sharpe, Inc., New York.

Slides will be made available via moodle.


23.02.201508:15 - 09:45S1
02.03.201508:15 - 09:45S1
09.03.201508:15 - 09:45S1
16.03.201508:15 - 09:45S1
23.03.201508:15 - 09:45S1
30.03.201508:15 - 09:45S1
13.04.201508:15 - 09:45S1
20.04.201508:15 - 09:45S1
27.04.201508:15 - 09:45S1
04.05.201508:15 - 09:45S1
11.05.201508:15 - 09:45S1
18.05.201508:15 - 09:45S1
01.06.201508:15 - 09:45S1


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