Major Financial Institutions and Markets


The major Financial institutions and markets aims at students who aspire a job in the financial sector. You study the different financial assets and their risk-return characteristics from the perspective of the institutional investor. Good investment decisions require knowledge of the most important financial markets (stocks, bonds, corporate securities, exchange rates, commodities, emerging markets) and the evolution of economic variables such as government budget, interest rates and inflation. In addition, you will explore the main issues and the complex interactions in the management of banks and identify important trends within the changing regulatory environment of banks. In doing so, you will study all aspects that a central bank is faced with when conducting its monetary policy, in particular the ECB.

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Courses related to this major

Students can choose three courses from the list mentioned below.

Interested in more than three courses on this list? No problem! You can also choose one additional elective course.

  1. Economics of Banking
  2. Economics of Financial Markets
  3. Investment Analysis
  4. Institutional Economics
  5. Monetary Policy

Check out more detailed information (teaching methods, evaluation methods, etc.) in the course specifications

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