2017-2018 / GEST0832-4

Financial Markets


40h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in law, professional focus in management5 crédits 
 Bachelor in economics and business management5 crédits 
 Bachelor in business engineering5 crédits 
 Master in management (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in management (60 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in mathematics5 crédits 
 Master in mathematics (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Georges Hübner, Danielle Sougné

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

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 in corporate finance, portfolio management, banking and derivatives.

  • Part 1 :Introduction to financial markets
  • Part 2 : Debt markets
  • Part 3: Derivatives markets
  • Part 4 : Equity markets
  • Part 5 : Notions of portfolio management


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)

Lectures (40h) Exercise Sessions (15h)

Recommended or required readings

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

Assessment methods and criteria

Criteria of evaluation

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

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

See comments in french


Teachers: D.Sougné, N1 Tél: 04/232.73.05 E-Mail : danielle.sougne@ulg.ac.be
G. Hübner, N1 E-Mail: g.hubner@ulg.ac.be
Thomas Bonesire thomas.bonesire@ulg.ac.be