Credits: 6

Schedule: 29.10.2019 - 09.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Professor Vesa Puttonen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

II (Fall 2018) Otaniemi campus

II (Fall 2019) Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Material distributed by the lecturer.

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

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

MyCourses 28C00800 Financial Markets and Institutions

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course and exam registration via WebOodi. See the registration time in WebOodi.

For any registration related matter, please contact the department study coordinator.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A maximum of 10 students of Financial Engineering minor will be admitted to the course based on the study success. For more information, please contact the coordinator of the Financial Engineering minor Kaila Ruth or see the Study Guide for Minor studies (SCI).


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