Basle University (Project Leader),
Lausanne and Zurich Universities,
Swiss Banking School, Zurich
This web-based course is aimed at students wishing to specialize in finance. At the same time, it can provide students of other disciplines and participants in MBA or
executive programmes with insights into the workings of financial markets.
The main focus is on modern portfolio theory and derivative financial instruments. The course sets great store by interactivity, using simulations, Excel exercises, multiple-choice tasks, discussion forums, etc. Each module closes with a questionnaire for checking whether students have achieved the learning goals.
Thanks to the modular structure, the scope of the course can be reduced without any problem. As it is in English, "Financial Markets" is suitable for all the linguistic regions of Switzerland.