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Summer School - Introduction to Finance and Banking, 22-26 July 2019, Netherlands

Publish Date: Jan 14, 2019

Deadline: Jul 01, 2019

Event Dates: from Jul 22, 2019 12:00 to Jul 26, 2019 12:00

Introduction to Finance and Banking

Financial news is dominating the headlines. The financial and banking system had and still has a great impact on the economic situation in the world. Sparked by the financial crisis, the role of banks is changing and new financing models are slowly gaining traction. During this course we will provide you with an action-based way of learning by letting you take management levels decisions within a simulated environment, learning the ins and outs of running a retail bank. 

Welcome to our simulated learning environment; During this intensive one-week course your group will form the management team of a retail bank, taking all management level decisions that come with running a bank while competing against the other teams in the course. In each round, you will receive direct financial results regarding the decisions made by your team providing you with valuable feedback for the next round. However, the simulation is not just about making profit, but also about sound risk management for your bank; you will have to follow the Basel III guide lines, take decisions about which products to launch and about hiring and firing staff.

This course will help you to learn all about the basics of finance, and cover topics like financial statements, ratio analysis, asset and liability management and accounting. You will learn how to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign and gain useful insights in the field of sustainable financing and banking, such as how to finance sustainable energy projects. This simulation is a great action-based way of learning, providing you with the ins and outs of running a retail bank.  

Course director

Gerrit-Jan Lanting MSc


Gerrit-Jan Lanting MSc

Target audience

Students from all levels (Bachelor and Master); a business programme background is not required. This course is for students who want to expand their knowledge of finance and banking.

Course Aim

Basic finance and banking theory will be discussed. Also, the role of banks during the financial crisis and the new stricter requirements such as the Basel norms will be discussed. Students will be able to interpret bank balance sheets and gain understanding of the accounting system and ratio analysis.

Study load

52 hr(s) lectures/field excursions + assignments (self-study)


Course fee

€ 495.00

Housing fee

€ 200.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

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