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International Financial Markets and Banking

International Financial Markets and Banking

3 ECTS credits
75 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 8020364GNR for all students in the 1st semester at a (G) Postgraduate - preliminary level.

Information about this course is applicable on academic year 2017-2018.

1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method

Grading (scale from 0 to 20)

Can retake in second session
Taught in
Faculty of Economic & Social Sciences & Solvay BS
Responsible organisation
ES Academische eenheid
Educational Team:
Activities and contact hours
  • 21 contact hours Lecture
Course content

Part I: the general framework of banking

  • Money and central banks
  • Regulation and supervision of markets and banks
  • International financial institutions and their role (IMF, BIS, world bank)

Part II: financial intermediation

  • Characteristics of banking versus the market financial intermediation
  • Financial intermediaries and their characteristics
  • Introduction to bank management

Part III: financial markets

  • Organisation of financial markets
  • Types of financial instruments and how they function


Course material
  • Handbook (Required): Financial Markets and Institutions, Mishkin, F. & S. Eakins
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Programme Objectives

General competences

  • Understand the role of money and central banks in the global economy
  • Understand how commercial banks function in a global economy,
  • Understand the functioning and role of financial instruments and international financial markets



The final grade is composed based on the following categories:

  • Written Exam determines 100% of the final mark.

Within the Written Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

Written Exam with a relative weight of 100 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

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