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Spring term counts from January - August, fall term counts from September - December.

Important for Exchange Students: As the Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Programs utilize a modular course structure, the dates on which students begin and end the exchange are flexible. Please find here a chronological overview of the preliminary course offering for Spring and Fall.

Spring 2019  ›  Bachelor of Science  ›  Bachelor of Science - 4th Semester  ›  International Finance

International Capital Markets and Derivatives

The course objective is to equip students with the fundamental tools of Finance by focusing on their theoretical derivation and practical application in integrated exercises and case studies. At the end of the course, participants know the basics of financial mathematics, portfolio theory, bond pricing, and derivatives. Also, in the case studies students will learn how to apply portfolio optimization and bond pricing in MS Excel.

Course Code:
Prof. Dr. Mei Wang
Course Type:
BSc Course
Week Hours:
Spring 2019
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
  • Bond pricing (Yield curve and duration, term structure)
  • Financial derivatives (Futures and forwards, swaps, options)
  • Excel case study
Tuesday, 08/01/2019
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Tuesday, 15/01/2019
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Thursday, 24/01/2019
11:30 AM till 03:15 PM
Tuesday, 05/02/2019
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Tuesday, 12/02/2019
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Tuesday, 19/02/2019
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Portfolio and Capital Market Theory, Probability Theory, Option Pricing Theory
Bodie, Zvi/Kane, Alex/Marcus, Alan J. (2010): Investments, 9th edition, Boston et al.; McGraw Hill (other editions are also accepted).

Secondary literature:

Grinold, R.C. / Kahn, R.N. (2000): Active Portfolio Management, McGraw- Hill.
Hull, John C. (2008): Options, Futures and Other Derivatives, 7th Edition, Upper Saddle River NJ, Pearson/Prentice-Hall.
Elton, Edwin / Gruber, Martin / Brown, Stephen Goetzmann, William (2003): Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis, 6th edition, New York et al.
  • Lecture
  • Case Studies
  • Guest Speakers
Written Exam

Presentation/Seminar Papers