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Finance and banking module

Summer school

Finance & Banking

Paris campus, 9 - 13 July 2018

The financial world has changed over the last 30 years. Many changes have influenced the global financial system which has become 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 programme will provide answers to all the above 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 open 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.

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

Teaching methods

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

    More details and advice will be sent after registration.

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