Master

 

The following list is only to be understood as a current planning status! A binding event overview can be found in RWTHonline.

Fach

WS 2018/2019

SS 2019

Financial Analysis

x

-

Decision Theory in Politics

x

-

Banking and financial technologies

x

-

Strategic Management and Capital Markets

-

x

 

Contact

Photo of Florian Methling

Phone

work
+49 241 80 96381

Email

E-Mail
 

Financial Analysis

The event is run as a block module. On three consecutive Fridays and Saturdays, 5 of the 10 focal points of the first level of CFA charterholder training will be taught. The following points will be dealt with:

  • Financial reports and analyses, including accounting, Profit and Loss and cash flow analysis
  • Corporate financing, including capital structure, distribution of profits
  • Equity instruments, including securities markets and pricing
  • Fixed-interest securities, including valuation, riskvaluation, credit analyses
  • Derivatives, such as futures, options, swaps.

Students should acquire knowledge of the methodological basics in the application of quantitative methods and financial analysis and receive an introductory overview of the competencies conveyed by the additional qualification as Chartered Financial Analyst, short CFA charterholder. The CFA charter is an internationally recognized title for financial analysts awarded by the American CFA Institute. In addition to arousing interest for this additional qualification, the students should gain an impression of the usual examination methods. Further information on the program can be found on the website of the CFA Institute. The final examination takes place during the regular examination phase. Furthermore, you can find additional organizational information as a download at the bottom of this page.

 

Contact

Photo of Christian Hannes

Phone

work
+49 241 80 96995

Email

E-Mail
 

Decision Theory in Politics

The course Decision Theory in Politics enables students to work in an advisory capacity in the political sector. By applying decision science principles, students are able to work on new and complex problems with a political background at a scientific level. The aim is to systematically uncover distortions of decision-makers. The focus on target systems and impact models leads to an efficient and logical treatment of the topics. During the course, students develop templates for political decisions, which are then published on the website of PROAKTIV-Entscheiden.de.

The participants receive subtasks of the overall project. In the weekly classroom sessions, the progress in the subtasks is discussed and new tips are given. This means that the participants are expected to work continuously and independently over the entire duration of the course. At the end of the course, the students give a final presentation on their part of the developed decision paper.

The topics to be dealt with can be very different. The following topics have already been dealt with successfully:

  • Taxation concepts for private income, in particular unconditional basic income
 

Contact

Photo of Florian Methling

Phone

work
+49 241 80 96381

Email

E-Mail
 

Banking and financial technologies

This course offers both an introduction to the financial sector and the opportunity to familiarise oneself with various topics of financial technology. In the first half of the semester, basic knowledge in the areas of classical banking, asset management and the changing range of services is imparted through financial innovations. Subsequently, a short written examination will assess this basic knowledge.

In the second half of the semester, students will be able to work independently on topics such as blockchain technology, AI-supported asset management or international payment transactions and capital procurement, and then present and discuss these in a lecture. Fundamental guiding questions about the disruptive potential of innovations, their market relevance and their implications for customers, companies and the entire financial industry are intended to support and ensure that students are subsequently able to analyse business models in the financial sector and evaluate financial innovations in terms of their strengths and weaknesses.

The constant exchange between students and teachers in small groups promotes discussions on strategic issues throughout the financial world.

 

Contact

Phone

work
+49 241 80 96995

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Phone

work
+49 241 80 96381

Email

E-Mail
 

Strategic Management and Capital Markets

This event is currently undergoing radical change. In general, this event offers the opportunity to familiarize oneself independently with various topics and to present and discuss them afterwards. The constant exchange between the students as well as with the lecturers in small groups promotes discussions on strategic questions of corporate management and the development of different markets.