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Banking and Finance

The world of capital markets and banks

The capital markets dominate the global economy. You will gain in-depth insight into how these markets work and the role played by banking.

You are passionate about...

  • Facts and figures
  • capital market-oriented models
  • the world of finance and banking

Career Opportunities

The Banking and Finance specialisation will open up the following career areas to you:

  • Commercial banking
  • Investment banking
  • Asset management
  • Management consultancy
  • Pension funds

Practice-oriented teaching

Guest lectures by leading experts from the banking sector (e.g. Credit Suisse, BKB, TGK, Swisscanto) and case studies provide you with practical knowledge.

Banking and Finance specialisation

The current and future challenges for the financial industry are manifold and have far-reaching consequences for the global economy due to the importance of the financial system. In this specialisation, students acquire the techniques and models to survive in this difficult environment. In particular, you will become familiar with the banking risks  and how to hedge them to the desired extent. You will also be able to value equities, bonds and derivatives and construct efficient (equity) portfolios.

Content

You will acquire competencies in banking and finance and understand current capital market-oriented models:

  • Financial instruments and risk measures
  • Pricing interest rate swaps, derivative instruments etc.
  • Regulatory consequences of the financial crisis
  • Portfolio performance
  • Investment strategies
  • Risk-return efficient equity portfolios
  • Valuation of shares
  • Interest rate and foreign currency risks
  • Opportunities and risks of alternative investments

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