Why Study Money Bank and Financial Markets


The subject of teaching in the Bachelor is financial decision-making processes, financial and capital market instruments and the management of financial institutions. The questions are discussed from both a theoretical and an empirical-practical point of view. This specialization area is particularly aimed at those who work or want to work in the areas of risk management and controlling, investment banking, corporate finance or auditing in industrial companies, financial services institutions, banking supervision or management consultancies.

Goal setting

After completing their studies, students are able to understand and assess financial relationships in the company and in the financial markets. This provides a broad foundation both for work at the future employer and for in-depth research, for example in the bachelor's thesis or master's program.


The focus is on the compulsory course Corporate Finance in the summer semester. In addition, there are other events on financial instruments, financial institutions and their risks (credit risks, market price risks, operational risks and liquidity risks) and capital markets. The lectures make use of both a formal-theoretical and a quantitative-methodological calculation. Therefore, additional exercises are usually offered to deepen the knowledge.

Relation to other subjects

  • Money and international finance
  • Econometrics and Statistics
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Controlling
  • Insurance business administration
  • Economic theory
  • Tax Management
  • business Informatics

Basic literature

  • Berk, J. and P. DeMarzo Corporate Finance, Pearson.
  • Brealey, R.A., Myers, S.C., Allen, F. Principles of Corporate Finance, McGraw-Hill.
  • Hartmann-Wendels, Whitsun, Weber banking apprenticeship, Springer.
  • Freixas, Rochet The Microeconomics of Banking, MIT Press.
  • Hull, J. Options, Futures and Other Derivatives, Pearson.
  • Veronesi, P. Fixed: Income Securities, Wiley.
  • Christoffersen, P .: Elements of Financial Risk Management.
  • Bodie, Kane, Marcus: Investments and Portfolio Management.
  • Copeland, Weston, Shastri: Financial Theory and Corporate Policy.

The latest edition is recommended.