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This course aims to provide a basic understanding of today’s changing landscape of financial markets and institutions with a broad scope and emphasis on general principles. Students will study the key fundamentals of financial markets and learn how financial markets and financial institutions work. We will discuss interest rates and their role in valuation, learn about efficient market hypothesis and exchange rate determination, explore money and capital markets, identify various players in the financial institutions industry, and take a closer look at risk management in financial institutions.

Prerequisites: Microeconomics at introductory level.

Main instructor of the course is Gabriela Kuvíková, Ph.D. is a Senior Risk Manager at Generali CEE Holding’s Financial & Credit Risk Department. She received her Ph.D. from CERGE-EI in 2015 and holds also an M.SC. in Economics and Corporate Management from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia. Gabriela’s research is focused on credit risk and the screening devices that lenders utilize in alleviating adverse selection present on the credit market.

Classes will start on March 4 and will last till April 12, 2024.

Detailed syllabus of the course is available here!

Tentative schedule of the course is available here!

To take part at this course please fill in the electronic application (opens in new window)!

Application deadline: February 12th, 2024 by 12:00 h (noon).

For additional information contact us at dcoppola@efst.hr or call +385 21 430 706.