Financial Institutions and Markets

7.5 credits

The course is problem-based, which means that students are expected to independently develop solutions to different problems for financial institutions. The problems are structured as cases and encourage the student to use a variety of analytical tools and research findings to problematize the solutions. The cases give both extensive and deep knowledge about analyzing banks.

The content of the cases are concentrated to:

• The structure and the role of financial institutions and markets.

• Financial statement analysis and performance measurement of financial firms.

• Risk Management in banking.

• ALM (Asset and Liability Management).

• Corporate financing through financial institutions.

• Pricing in financial markets.

• Pricing of financial services.

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Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.