Curriculum

Capstone courses

 

 

The final Capstone Module ties together many of the management issues in finance presented in the programme and makes the final link to your current business practice. The Capstone module encompasses four courses:

This course addresses modern global banking and financial intermediation from an industrial organisation perspective. The course will cover the activities of large universal and investment banks which today offer relatively consistent products and services in markets all around the world – as well as specialists in asset management, transactions services etc. It also considers multinational retail, private and consumer banking and accessing local and regional markets via foreign direct investment in acquisitions, joint ventures or green-field projects.

The basis for the course is a coherent and robust model of financial intermediation. But since the global banking industry is subject to constant change and upheaval, a fair amount of class time is spent, where appropriate, discussing current events, trends and developments as they are happening. So students are expected to be up-to-date on ongoing developments in the global banking field. The course is case-oriented and incorporates a high degree of class discussion and interactivity, and students are expected to participate.

The objective of this module is to allow participants to apply their expertise in financial management. The ALCO Challenge simulation will allow participants grouped into teams to create long-term value while controlling risks in managing a company, in this case a bank.

This course will explore ways to create value and to overcome common as well as complex organisational issues at the top of the company by applying a “Fair Process” approach. The course will provide a framework to define and operationalise the process, showing how to use it to create value and achieve alignment among board members and between the board and the CEO. This course is very strategic and is meant to provide a final overall view of the decisional process within financial organisations.

Leadership approaches, management skills and communication styles are critical areas of performance and development for client-based businesses such as financial services. This course examines fundamental areas of leading, managing and relating to people as well as achieving team high-performance.

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