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Introduction à la finance

  • Teacher(s):   F.Alessandrini  
  • Course given in: French
  • ECTS Credits: 6 credits
  • Schedule: Autumn Semester 2022-2023, 4.0h. course (weekly average)
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  • Related programme: Master of Law (MLaw) in Law and Economics
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[warning] This course syllabus is currently edited by the professor in charge. Please come back in a few days. --- For your information only, here is the old syllabus :

Objectives

The objectives of the course is to allow students:

- to understand the mostly widely used concepts and tools of the finance industry and to have an objective view of their weaknesses and strengths;

- to be able to use independently the simplest tools and concepts;

- to have a view on the most common theories of finance;

- to develop a critical view on those theories and tools;

- to have a view on the practical used of the theories and tools presented during the course.

Contents

1. Introduction

2. Time value of money and principles of financial decision making

3. Bonds

4. Stocks

5. Portfolio construction

6. Options and futures

7. Sustainable finance

The course will be split in two parts. The first one will deal with the theory and will follow the plan above. This part will be taught by Prof. Alessandrini and will be completed by some exercise sessions where students will be asked to solve problems which, in turn, should allow to strengthen their understanding of the theory. The second part, running in parellel, will involve external speakers from the practice and will try to give a practical view on the concepts learned in the theoretical part of the course.

References

J. Berck and P. De Marzo, Finance d'Entreprise, Pearson, 5th edition, 2020 (or previous editions)

Z. Bodie, A. Kane and A.J. Marcus, Investments, McGraw-Hill, Global Edition, 2014

Evaluation


 

First attempt


 
Exam:
Written 3h00 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Allowed
Evaluation:

The exam is divided into two parts. The first one is a set of multiple choice questions. The second includes problems to solve.


 

Retake


 
Exam:
Written 3h00 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Allowed
Evaluation:

The exam is divided into two parts. The first one is a set of multiple choice questions. The second includes problems to solve.



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