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Finance and banking module

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Summer School

Finance and banking

Paris campus, 7-13 July 2017

The financial world has changed over the last 30 years. These changes have influenced the global financial system and corporate finance. From a state-oriented system, we have moved to a market-oriented system, which is more unstable, volatile and risky.

How has this happened? Why do banks exist? What is the role of financial markets? How can we manage risk in a volatile market? What is sustainable finance based on sustainable performance? What is the solution for a more sustainable world?

The seminar tries to provide relevant answers to those questions. This approach offers the keys and the basic tools of modern finance.

Course objectives

  • To provide students with a personalised academic environment to obtain a solid understanding of the international banking and financial system, risk and sustainable
  • The course aims at analysing and assessing globalised banking strategies. It is opened to non-specialists and gives a clear understanding of international banking forces, the
    global economy, regulation and financial instability in a globalised economy.
  • The course will assess the impact of financial deregulation, as well as structural reforms upon banking business models.
  • The course will allow students to work in the financial department of corporations, to join investment banks or international financial institutions, or to hold a position of responsibility in a company working with international banks. Accordingly, these students need a deeper understanding of international banking issues.

Learning outcomes

The student is expected to be able to:

  • Identify the place and the role of the banking system in a financial context with its instability and systemic risks.
  • Understand the process of measuring or assessing the actual or potential dangers of a particular situation.
  • Know types of risk: credit, operational, reputational...
  • Understand the general approach of portfolio credit risk.
  • Develop a special macro-prudential approach in order to understand the role of regulation in a globalised banking system.
  • Understand the utility of sustainable finance.

At the end of the 40-hour course, we expect the students to be able to use the framework analysis taught in this course to understand and analyse current development in international banking as a part of their practical work decision making.

Teaching methods

  • Lectures and team workgroup
  • Homework prior to the course will be required.

    More details and advice will be sent after registration.


Students must hold:
  • A four-year bachelor degree or equivalent
  • TOEFL IBT (86), TOEIC (750), IELTS (6.0) or equivalent

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