Greece, Chania

Introduction to Capital Markets and Finance

when 7 July 2019 - 14 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2.5 EC
fee USD 1500

This seminar will introduce you to the world of capital markets and finance. You will learn about the mechanics of raising capital and the players involved in the process, from investors and institutions to investment banks. Furthermore, you will be introduced to current micro- and macro-economic and socio-political developments which impact corporate investment and funding decisions and the composition of firms' balance sheets going forward. For example, we will explore the current business environment and rising interest rates in the U.S and the strengthening of the dollar and its impact on corporate profitability. We will explore the impact of ongoing tariff negotiation on investment decisions and capital expenditures from a corporate strategy standpoint. The course will also teach you how to evaluate company performance by showing you how to read financial statements and the relationships between sales, profitability and cash flows. Finally, you will be introduced to the world of asset pricing and valuation. We will talk about the Capital Asset Pricing Model, its strengths and weaknesses, and introduce alternative valuation methodologies.

Course leader

Akilas Mavrakis, Federal Housing Finance Agency and Georgetown University

Target group

Students in Business and Finance

Fee info

USD 1500: Includes room and board as well as excursions


Extensive range of scholarships and discounts for registrations in more than one seminar (see our Tuition and Registration page)