Study Programmes 2015-2016
Financial Markets
Duration :
40h Th, 15h Pr
Number of credits :
Master in law, professional focus in management5
Bachelor in economics and business management5
Bachelor in business engineering5
Master in management (120 ECTS)5
Master in management (60 ECTS)5
Bachelor in mathematics5
Bachelor in mathematics5
Master in mathematics (120 ECTS)5
Master in mathematics (120 ECTS)5
Lecturer :
Georges Hübner, Danielle Sougné
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Course contents :
The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the mechanics and economic characteristics of financial markets. The course proposes a typology of financial markets, then analyses theses markets and their products. This course serves as a basis for almost all subsequent advanced finance courses in corporate finance, portfolio management, banking and derivatives.

  • Part 1 :Introduction to financial markets
  • Part 2 : Debt markets
  • Part 3: Derivatives markets
  • Part 4 : Equity markets
  • Part 5 : Notions of portfolio management

Learning outcomes of the course :
To provide an introduction to the mechanics and economic characteristics of financial markets.
To familiarize the students to Bloomberg.
To keep up with the financial news
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Elementary financial mathematics, notions in macroeconomics and microeconomics.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Exercise sessions
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Lectures (40h) Exercise Sessions (15h)
Recommended or required readings :
Slides available on the internet
Gitman & Joehnk, Fundamentals of Investing
Assessment methods and criteria :
Criteria of evaluation
  • Written exam, 1st and 2nd exam session
  • Group work
  • Obligatory presence at Exercise sessions. Active participation.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
See comments in french
Contacts :
Teachers: D.Sougné, N1 Tél: 04/232.73.05 E-Mail :
G. Hübner, N1
E-Mail: g.hü

Boris Fays, N1
Thomas Bonesire