2023-2024 / GEST0832-4

Financial Markets


40h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Data Science5 crédits 
 Master of Science (MSc) in Data Science and Engineering5 crédits 
 Master in law (120 ECTS) (Econonomic and social law, minor in management)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in economics and business management5 crédits 
 Bachelor in business engineering5 crédits 
 Master in human resources management (120 ECTS) (Management)5 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in mathematics5 crédits 
 Master in mathematics (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in mathematics (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Georges Hübner

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the mechanics and economic characteristics of financial markets. The course proposes a typology of financial markets, then analyses theses markets and their products. This course serves as a basis for almost all subsequent advanced finance courses.


  • Part 1 :Introduction to financial markets
  • Part 2 : Financial concepts
  • Part 3 : Equity markets
  • Part 4: Money and bond  markets
  • Part 5: Introduction to portfolio management
  • Part 6: Derivatives markets


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To provide an introduction to the mechanics and economic characteristics of financial markets.

To keep up with the financial news

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Elementary financial mathematics, notions in macroeconomics and microeconomics.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Exercise sessions

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Lectures (40h) Exercise Sessions (15h)

Recommended or required readings

Slides available on the internet
Gitman & Joehnk, Fundamentals of Investing

Criteria of evaluation

  • Written exam, 1st and 2nd exam session, on the basis of an MCQ

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course planning and class locations will be available on Lol@.
PLEASE consult the platform before evey class for possible changes.
Examination regulations:
- no mobile phones or other electronic devices are allowed in the exam room.
- only the use of non-programmable caculators is allowed during the exam.  
In case of breaching of these regulations, the lecturer reserves the right to dismiss students from the exam room and give them a score of 0/20.  


Georges Hübner, N1
E-Mail : g.hubner@uliege.be 

Teaching Assistant:

Célina Thonus

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