Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


To provide a comprehensive view of financial markets and institutions as well as the developments during the recent financial crisis.

By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the concepts of commercial banking, investment banking, central banking and shadow banking systems; pension funds; insurance companies and regulatory institutions. Students will understand the roots of the recent crisis and critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the policy and regulatory reactions to the crisis.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 30.10.2018 - 10.12.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Joni Kokkonen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Vesa Puttonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course discusses commercial banking, investment banking, central banking, funds, insurance companies, and regulation.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    1. Lectures
    2. Final exam (50%), based on the books, lectures, and material distributed in lectures
    3. Case (30%)
    4. Term paper (20%)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, 24 h
    Class preparation, 12 h
    Case and term paper preparation, 70 h
    Exam preparation, 50 h
    Exam, 3 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Material distributed by the lecturer.

    Supplementary material: Mishkin, F.S. and S.G. Eakins (2016): Financial Markets and Institutions Global Edition.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Rahoituksen perusteet or Principles of Corporate Financial Management

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    1 No Poverty

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth