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Financial Markets and Financial Economics


How does the world of finance work? How does it influence what happens in the global economy, how does it affect the economy and everyday life? What is it like to work in a world that is constantly evolving and providing opportunities to make real, meaningful changes? Students who are interested in these questions will find the answers and more in the Financial Markets and Financial Economics competence profile!

The competence profile offers an intensive examination of the complex financial markets and their interactions with the overall economy. The courses introduce the fundamentals of the financial system, the theories and models of finance, and the analysis and valuation of financial instruments. In addition, economic interrelationships and decision-making processes at the micro and macro levels and their impact on financial markets are highlighted. Students learn about not only the economic theoretical foundations of financial management, investment analysis, risk management, capital market theory, portfolio theory, and financial market regulation, but also how to apply this quantitative knowledge to real-world financial problems and develop an understanding of the role and functioning of financial markets and institutions.

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As part of the bachelor's degree program in Business Administration and Economics at the renowned TU Dortmund University, students are taken on an exciting journey into the world of finance. We give them access to the mysteries of the financial markets and financial economics by providing a sound education in theories and their practical application, providing the necessary tools for a successful career in the financial industry. TU Dortmund University stands for quality, innovation and commitment to teaching. We place great emphasis on practical learning because we want our students to be able to put the knowledge they acquire with us directly into practice. We have excellent connections to the business community, offering unique opportunities for internships and starting a career.

Is this Competence Profile a Good Fit?

With the Financial Markets and Financial Economics study profile, graduates have a wide range of career opportunities open to them. They are qualified for a broad variety of careers in the financial industry, including positions in banks, central banks, insurance companies, mutual funds, financial consulting firms, finance departments of large corporations, economic research institutes, and journalism.

Possible roles may include: financial analyst, portfolio manager, risk manager, investment advisor, financial consultant, economist in research institutions or regulatory agencies, consulting, and many more. In addition, graduates are well positioned for further study in financial economics or related fields at the master's level.

This degree profile thus lays the foundation for a successful career in the financial sector and provides the skills and knowledge to navigate the dynamic world of financial markets.

Professorships Taking Part in the Competence Profile

In the competence profile Financial Markets and Financial Economics, students can choose lectures and seminars from the following professorships. The final thesis can also only be completed at one of these professorships. It should be noted that not all courses offered by a professorships will belong to a specific competence profile. A detailed overview can be found at the end of the module handbook.

  • Applied Economics
  • Empirical Economic Research
  • Finance
  • International Accounting and Auditing
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management Science
  • Microeconomics
  • Public Economics

Spokespersons for the Competence Profile

Career Prospects

Examples for careers that would be suited to graduates with this competency profile include:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Portfolio Management
  • Risk Management
  • Investment Consulting
  • Financial Consulting
  • Economist in research institutions or regulatory authorities
  • Consulting
  • Business journalism

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