Bachelor

 

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

Course

WS 2018/2019

SS 2019

Decision Theory

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Financial Services

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Contact

Photo of Mendy Tönsfeuerborn

Phone

work
+49 241 80 96996

Email

E-Mail
 

Decision Theory

The course Decision Theory deals with the decision-making behaviour of people. The students learn how people decide and how they should decide. Methods and tools, especially the self-developed Entscheidungsnavi, are introduced to prescriptive decision theory, which can be used to help decision makers make rational decisions. An important focus is on the mediation of a number of decision errors that can arise through intuitive processes. During the last years, a bonus task was offered within the event, which led to a grade bonus of 0.3 or 0.4 in the examination if the participant participated successfully.

 

Contact

Photo of Florian Methling

Phone

work
+49 241 80 96381

Email

E-Mail
 

Financial Services

The event will give an introduction to the financial services industry. On the one hand, the benefits of financial intermediaries in an economy will be outlined from a theoretical perspective. The financial crisis and its impact on regulation will be highlighted, as well as the development of monetary systems and the role of central banks and money creation itself will be explained. On the other hand, the range of services offered by banks and insurance companies as a whole is presented from a more practical perspective. Some services will be discussed in more detail, for example investment advice and asset management. Within this framework, students are given an overview of the various forms of investment and the market for investments is analysed.

After successfully completing and passing the written examination at the end of the semester, the students are to

  1. have a basic understanding of the financial sector,
  2. understand the interdependencies in the management of a bank and in asset management,
  3. be able to evaluate success strategies in business models of the financial sector.