Introduction to Investment and Financial Markets

EM054ME5B

Program
Bachelor
BAI 3A Bachelor Affaires Internationales
UE
Introduction to Investment and Financial Markets
Semester
B
Discipline
Finance
Contact hours
27 H
Number of spots
45
ECTS
5
Open to visitors
Yes
Language
Coordinator
Vivien LEFEBVRE


Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

Mettre en place un management responsable par des pratiques reflétant les valeurs d’éthique, de diversité et de développement durable

Analyze the challenges related to the values ​​of diversity, ethics and sustainable development
Apply the concept of corporate social responsibility

Appliquer un management à impact grâce aux connaissances et aux outils de base dans les domaines du management

Expose the managerial issues
Apply managerial concepts and practices
Use the main digital tools

Description

This course will give students a global perspective on financial markets organisation and instruments. In the first chapter, we will present the different segments of the financial markets (Money Market, Bond Market, Stock Market, Forex). Then, we will focus on bonds valuation and bond markets. The third chapter will be dedicated to stocks, with the study of the risk and return couple. The fundamentals of the Capital Asset Pricing Model and Portfolio Theory will be dealt with in chapter 4.

Teaching methods

Face-to-face

- Lectures

In group


- Projects

Interaction

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Others

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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 1) Describe the main players involved in financial markets.
  • - (level 2) Distinguish between the main forms of financial markets' organization.
  • - (level 2) Explain the various forms of financial risks including the difference between systematic and specific risk.
  • - (level 4) Calculate the price of a bond with discounting techniques.

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
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Outline

Chapter 1 : Financial Markets Organization Chapter 2 : Bonds and the bond market Chapter 3 : Stocks and the stock market Chapter 4 : the Capital Asset Pricing Model

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Basic knowledge in financial economics and statistics Fundamentals of Accounting (financial statements analysis), Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics (discount rate)

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer
- Calculator

Documents in all formats


- Case studies/texts
- Worksheets

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents

Software

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Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading


Berk, J. and DeMarzo, P. (2007). Corporate Finance, Pearson International Edition


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EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

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Assessment

List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) :
Written / Group / English / Weight : 30 %
Details : The intermediate assessment is a team-work case-study. All required information and guidelines will be provided on Moodle and during the lessons and there will be a follow-up session during the course.
This evaluation is used to measure ILO2.1-BAI, ILO2.2-BAI, ILO4.1-BAI, ILO4.2-BAI, ILO4.4-BAI, ILO1.1-BAI, ILO1.2-BAI, ILO1.3-BAI, ILO1.4-BAI
Final evaluationExam week
Written (90 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 70 %
Details : The final exam will be made of several exercises and questions.
This evaluation is used to measure ILO4.3-BAI, ILO4.4-BAI, ILO1.1-BAI, ILO1.2-BAI, ILO1.3-BAI
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