European Banking

  • Gain insights into banking in Germany and the Eurozone
  • Topics include Banking in Europe, Risk Management in Banks, Central Banking in the Eurozone
  • Courses offered in block style and meet daily in the morning and afternoons
  • Banking in Europe

This course covers the following topics: brief introduction to banking, the German banking system, European banking systems, bank business models, trends, and current issues in banking.

  • Risk Management in Banks

Risk management is a core competency of banks and other financial services providers. This course deals with the ways in which risks are classified, quantified and managed. Among the topics covered are the major risks and the common techniques currently employed to measure and manage those risks today. Throughout the course, some aspects of financial regulations and lessons from the credit crisis which started in 2007 are also discussed.

  • Central Banking in the Eurozone

This course gives a non-technical overview of the main concepts of monetary theory, the monetary system in the Euro area, and the current challenges for central banks and governments to handle the so-called Euro crisis. Students will learn the economic concepts necessary to form their own opinion about the pending (sovereign) debt crisis and be able to argue, using the acquired scientific apparatus, on a theoretical basis in one direction or the other. 

European Banking is an interdisciplinary course. Students and working professionals from banking, finance, economics, and business administration backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The course has open enrollment and students will be admitted on a rolling basis. Maximum capacity for the course is 30 participants.

Students will earn a total of 6 ECTS points for the successful completion of the course.

European Banking has a total of 72 in-class contact hours during the on-campus summer program. A single ECTS point is defined as the equivalent of 25-30 hours of student workload, which includes class hours, readings, preparation for class activities, as well as assessment measures.

The program fee for European Banking is €1200. Students who register before April 15, 2020 benefit from a reduced fee of €1000. Students who are currently enrolled at partner universities of Frankfurt UAS or Goethe University are eligible for the reduced program fee of €1000 at any time before the application deadline on May 31, 2020.

What is included in the program fee?

  • 3 weeks of academic courses (6 ECTS points)
  • Insurance covering illness, accidents, and personal liability
  • Local transportation within Frankfurt for the duration of the program
  • Opening and Closing Events


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last updated on: 28.01.2020