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.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!