France, Marseille

Global Finance & International Business

when 24 June 2019 - 5 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 1710

Course 1: Global Financial Regulations
Course Format: 3 hrs per day over 2-weeks; from June 24 - July 5
This course discusses the “International Financial System”, the inter-connected web of different systems which form a collective, complex entity, along with the system’s relationship with the worlds of management and business.

The course perspective is global. Money, banking and finance are explained at the micro and macro levels, with a particular focus on the crossroads of theory, data, institutions, history, and applications.
Particular emphasis will be put on:

A Conceptual Understanding of International Financial Systems
Monetary and Financial Theory
The History of the International Financial System
Monetary and Financial Institutions
Global Banking Regulations

The course content is based on a theoretical approach to the concepts of money, banking and finance. It puts also large emphasis on the main practical tools available for the design and the implementation of monetary, banking and financial policies. Emphasis on regulation is essential to promote the understanding of the factors behind a sustainable and stable business environment.

Course 2: International Business: A Mediterranean Perspective
Course Format: 3 hrs per day over 2-weeks; from June 24 - July 5
This course will focus on developing an understanding of international business, taking a closer look at the environment in the Mediterranean region – and more specifically the countries in southern Europe and northern Africa. During the two-week course, we will examine key success factors for creating and sustaining trans-national and multi-national business ventures, and help students develop a practical, hands-on approach for optimising the conditions necessary for healthy business performance.

The Mediterranean is celebrated for being arguably the world’s oldest centre of ‘international’ trade and commerce. For centuries, this area of the world has been (and continues to be) a crossroads of cultures, bringing together the populations of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Today, this region remains both a highly relevant, and economically significant cradle of trans-national and multi-national business.

Moreover, given the current highly complex geopolitical context, addressing the region’s economic stability and development remains one of the critical challenges for both national governments, as well as organisations such as the European Union. Specific financing structures, EU subventions and complex international trade agreements have been developed to foster development and promote growth. However, the challenges of managing multiple stakeholders, conflictual interests, and even corruption continue to be present.

Course leader

Catherine Rossines, Summer Schools developer, short-terms@kedgebs.com, + 33 (0) 491 827 904

Target group

Eligible participants: Highly motivated and open-minded Bachelor or Master level students in good academic standing with a sufficient level of English.

Course aim

Global Finance & International Business

Course 1: Global Financial Regulations:
This course discusses the “International Financial System”, the inter-connected web of different systems which form a collective, complex entity, along with the system’s relationship with the worlds of management and business.

Course 2: International Business: A Mediterranean Perspective
This course will focus on monitoring business performance from a behaviorist perspective in order to encompass vast, yet explainable and understandable business practice divergence.

Credits info

10 EC
Every course features 30 hours in class, is formally evaluated, carries 5 transferrable ECTS credits, and leads to both a certificate of completion as well as official transcripts

Fee info

EUR 1710: 950 € per course (-10% for those following a 2 course package; i.e. 1710€)