Modulbeschreibung International Business and Finance M4
M4 Financial Economics, Financial Markets and Monetary Policy
|Module Coordinator||Prof. Dr. Anton Frantzke|
|Module Type||Compulsory module in the 1st semester|
|Study Term||The module is offered once a year in the summer semester|
The Macroeconomics of Financial Markets
Structure of Financial Markets
Financial Institutions and Financial Systems in selected Countries
First, students understand how financial markets are structured and how they work and why they are important for the national and the world economy. They learn and critically reflect the role international institutions and monetary policy play in every economy. Second, student develop an understanding of the microeconomic and macroeconomic effects of the internationalization of financial markets and the condition that must be fulfilled that they can work properly. Third, they work on current financial issues and how they influence the decision making in business authorities and governments.
The module provides (in connection with M1 Financial Market decisions) a necessary basis for the elective Module "Corporate Finance". It can be used as a stand-alone-module within any programm with an advanced focus on financial markets.
|Teaching Method||"Seminaristischer Unterricht" (Lecture with integrated practical problems). The lecture is supplemented by questions for discussion/practical problems/case studies which are either solved as teamwork in class or assigned as homework problems using statistical tools such as MS Excel or SPSS.|
Basic knowledge about microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economics from any business related bachelor programme.
Recommended reading for course preparation:
Samuelson P., Nordhaus W., Economics, McGraw-Hill
|Credits and Contact hours||
Contact hours: 67,5 hours
Preparation and reading: 67,5 hours
Homework assignments: 60 hours
Case study+Presentation: 67,5 hours
Exam and exam preparation: 37,5 hours
Total: 300 hours
|Assessment and contribution to module mark||
25% Case study/Paper
25% Case Study/Presentation
50% Written exam
50% of Homework assignments have to be solved as a prerequisite for attending the final exam.