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Financial Markets and Banking Game (English language)34173/4701/2122/1/67
Study guide

Financial Markets and Banking Game (English language)

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • International Curriculum Business, Retail and Languages, programme stage 1
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 4 credits
Weight: 4,00
Total study time: 100,00 hours
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under credit contract.
Co-ordinator: D'Hondt Sven
Other teaching staff: De Smedt Rebecca, Van Doorslaer Jan, Wylin Kim
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1 or Semester 2

Final objectives

can communicate effectively in any professional context
can act ethically and with respect for sustainability principles, in keeping with the professional deontology
can function in a flexible and open way in a multicultural and diverse society and in an international environment
can work in a project-based manner and devise and carry out research step by step and in a professional manner
can screen and evaluate a financial policy and financial short and long term decisions critically


can explain the structure, organization and functioning of the financial markets and institutions
can explain the role of financial intermediaries and governments
can clarify the supervision of financial institutions and transactions
can explain the ethical rules and legislation in the financial sector
can describe financial risks
can interpret financial risks


1. Overview of financial markets
2. Financial Institutions
3. The capital market
4. The money market
5. The foreign exchange market
6. Evolutions in the financial world
7. Money transfer systems
8. International financial institutions
9. Online banking game: reflect on strategic choices in the financial sector

Organisation of education

Contactonderwijs48,00 hours

Teaching methods

  • Practice session
    Additional information: banking game
  • Activating lecture


Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Inside Regular exam scheduleWritten examination70,00
Outside exam schedulePortfolio30,00Template banking game
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Inside Regular exam scheduleWritten examination100,00
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.

Other study materials

License banking game: 40 EUR

Study costs

Bijzondere studiekosten i.v.m. softwaregebruik: zie DOER
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2021 () or 15.03.2022 ()