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Master's Programme in Banking and Finance: Courses


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Term offered
Course ECTS Sem. WS SS
Introductory Phase
Basics of Finance 4 1 x  
Decisions under Uncertainty 4 1 x  
Introductory Econometrics
offered under the title of "Microeconometrics"
8 1 x  
Asset Pricing 1
(blocked in the first half of the Semester)
4 1 x  
Banking and Financial Intermediation 1 4 2 x
Corporate Finance 1 4 2 x
Money and Banking 4 2   x
Game Theory and Information Economics
alternatively:
Decision and Game Theory
and
Information Economics for Finance
12

4

8
2

1

1
 

x

x
x

x

 

Students may choose between the following specializations:

 

Business Orientation: Specialization in Banking
Banking and Financial Intermediation 2
It is recommended to complete VO Decision and Game Theory (MA) and KU Information Economics for Finance (MA) (or KU Game Theory and Information Economics) before taking this Course
4 2   x
Commercial Banking 4 2   x
Investment Banking 4 2   x
Seminar
It is recommended to complete KU Banking and Financial Intermediation 2 before taking the seminar.
4 3 x x
Electives in Banking or related areas
Courses in the fields of banking and financial intermediation or related fields, such as the assessment of financial instruments, corporate financing and restructuring, risk management, incentive system design and contract theory.
8 3-4 x x
Electives in Finance, Accounting, and Economic Law

Courses from the following fields that were not selected for the module “Electives in Banking or related areas”: 
  • Courses in fundamental subjects offered in the Faculty’s master’s programmes
  • Elective subjects from the module “Electives in Banking or related areas“
  • Courses from the module „Corporate Finance for Business Orientation“
  • Asset Pricing 2
  • Advanced Topics in Banking and Financial Intermediation, Corporate Finance as well as Asset Pricing and Financial Markets
  • Courses from the specialisation phase (majors) External Accounting (Externes Rechnungswesen) and Controlling of the master’s programme in Business Administration
  • Courses in the field of economic law
20 1-4 x x
Electives in Business, Economics, and Statistics
Courses that are offered in the master’s programmes of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, provided that the respective courses were not selected for other modules and fulfil the requirements stated in the respective curricula. Students can also select courses completed during an exchange semester abroad.
8 1-4 x x
Master’s Thesis Seminar 2 4 x x
Business Orientation: Specialization in Corporate Finance
Corporate Finance 2
It is recommended to complete VO Decision and Game Theory (MA) and KU Information Economics for Finance (MA) (or KU Game Theory and Information Economics) before taking this Course.
4 2   x
Valuation 4 2   x
Corporate Restructuring 4 2   x
Seminar
It is recommended to complete KU Corporate Finance 2 before taking the seminar.
4 3 x x
Electives in Corporate Finance and related areas
Courses in the field of corporate finance and related fields, such as the assessment of financial instruments, risk management, incentive systems and contract theory
8 3-4 x x
Electives in Finance, Accounting, and Economic Law

Courses from the following fields that were not selected for the module “Electives in Corporate Finance or related areas”:
  • Courses in fundamental subjects offered in the Faculty’s master’s programmes
  • Elective subjects from the module “Electives in Corporate Finance or related areas“
  • Courses from the module „Banking for Business Orientation“
  • Asset Pricing 2
  • Advanced Topics in Banking and Financial Intermediation, Corporate Finance as well as Asset Pricing and Financial Markets
  • Courses from the specialisation phase (majors) External Accounting (Externes Rechnungswesen) and Controlling of the master’s programme in Business Administration
  • Courses in the field of economic law
20 1-4 x x
Electives in Business, Economics, and Statistics>
Courses that are offered in the master’s programmes of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, provided that the respective courses were not selected for other modules and fulfil the requirements stated in the respective curricula. Students can also select courses completed during an exchange semester abroad.
8 1-4 x x
Master’s Thesis Seminar 2 4 x x
Science Orientation
Asset Pricing 2
(blocked in the second half of the Semester)
4 1 x
Banking and Financial Intermediation 2
It is recommended to complete VO Decision and Game Theory (MA) and KU Information Economics for Finance (MA) (or KU Game Theory and Information Economics) before taking this Course.
4 2   x
Corporate Finance 2
It is recommended to complete VO Decision and Game Theory (MA) and KU Information Economics for Finance (MA) (or KU Game Theory and Information Economics) before taking this Course.
4 2   x
Econometrics in Finance 8 2   x
Advanced Topics in
Banking and Financial Intermediation
or
Corporate Finance
or
Asset Pricing and Financial Markets

It is recommended to complete the modules „Core Courses  in  Finance“ 1 und 2 (i.e. the KU’s Asset Pricing 1+2, Banking and Financial Intermediation 1+2, Corporate Finance 1+2) as well as KU Introductory Econometrics and UK Game Theory and Information Economics before taking these courses.
8 3 x x
Seminar
It is recommended to complete the modules „Core Courses  in  Finance“ 1 und 2 (i.e. the KU’s Asset Pricing 1+2, Banking and Financial Intermediation 1+2, Corporate Finance 1+2) as well as KU Introductory Econometrics and UK Game Theory and Information Economics before taking the seminar.
The seminar in Asset Pricing is only offered in the summer term.
4 3 x x
Elective in Banking and Financial Intermediation, Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing and Financial Markets 4 3 x x
Electives from the following fields:
Finance
Business Adminstration
(in particular Accounting and Controlling)
Economics
Mathematics and Statistics
Financial and Insurance Mathematics
Econometrics
Programming and Computer Based Financial Modelling
Economic Law
Psychology 
16 1-4 x x
Master’s Thesis Seminar 2 4 x x


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