Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Verona)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Financial markets and Institutions

Course code
Name of lecturers
Veronica De Crescenzo, Giuliana Borello, Flavio Pichler
Veronica De Crescenzo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
primo semestre lauree triennali dal Sep 17, 2018 al Jan 11, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course provides a fundamental knowledge of Financial intermediation. The aim of the course is to provide students with both basic but fundamental concepts and methodologies useful to examine and interpret the role and the dynamics of the financial system. During the course, the structure of the financial system, the technical features of financial instruments and the regulatory context will be investigated, ensuring specific attention to the different functions performed by financial institutions and financial markets and their role within the broader economic system. At the end of the course, students will have deepened the financial dimension of the economic system and will be supposed to autonomously evaluate the dynamics of financial institutions


1. Structure and functions of the financial system
2. Financial instruments: bonds, stocks and derivatives
3. Financial markets: functions and operating modes
4. Financial institutions: banks, securities financial institutions and insurance companies

Teaching methods: Lectures and experts’ insights on specific topics, when needed. During the course, students might be asked to deliver project works to further explore specific topics.
Teachers will be available during office hours all year long. Further information will be available on the e-learning page of the course as soon as lessons begin.

COURSE-PACK, Economia degli Intermediari Finanziari, Università degli Studi di Verona, Isedi, 2018.
The Course-Pack is available at Libreria Cortina in Verona - via dell'Artigliere, as hardcopy, or on the website of the editor:

Further readings on specific topics will be made available on the e-learning page for the course. Textbooks and further readings are consistent with the syllabus.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Course-Pack Economia degli Intermediari Finanziari ISEDI 2020 Possibilità di accesso alla piattaforma digitale al link:

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test made up of short-answer questions and exercises, with no distinction between attending and non-attending students.

Students are given the opportunity to take a partial interim review about:
Part I (chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 e 5) of COURSE-PACK, Economia degli Intermediari Finanziari, Università degli Studi di Verona, Isedi, 2018.

If students get a positive mark (at least 18 out of 30), they will not be assessed on the above chapters again.
Students who get a positive mark in the partial interim review must take the exam on the remaining syllabus in the winter session. Both exams must be valued with positive marks.

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