Economic Geography (LS)
The course will give the students a basic understanding of the interrelationships between social and economic factors. The course will deal with topics like population changes, past and present trends thereof, population projections and their policy implications, the impacts of occupational mobility and social networks.
Financial Management & Investment Planning (LX)
The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of finance with emphasis on corporate financial management, financial markets and financial institutions as well as investment planning.
Students will acquire an understanding of financial statements and analysis, long term investment decisions, long-term financing decisions (incl. financial feasibility of an investment), capital structure and dividend policy, short term cash decisions, working capital management, financial markets, money and capital markets, investments.
This course covers the main themes of microeconomics, at a basic proficiency level. After a brief introduction to the context of microeconomic analysis, the module explores in detail the concepts of demand, supply and market equilibrium. Subsequently the module offers an analysis of consumers and firm behavior, general equilibrium and exchange. The module concludes with an analysis of market failures, with particular attention to asymmetric information, public goods and externalities.
IL – Interactive Lecture, SE – Seminar, LS – Lecture/Seminar,
LX – Lecture/Exercise, PT – Practical Training