Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Vicenza)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Financial markets and Institutions

Course code
Name of lecturer
Flavio Pichler
Flavio Pichler
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
primo semestre (lauree) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

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

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, 2020.
The Course-Pack is available at Libreria Galla in Vicenza, 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.

Teaching Language: Italian

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Course-Pack Economia degli Intermediari Finanziari ISEDI 2020

Assessment methods and criteria

No distinction between attending and non-attending students will be made.

The exam will be held in Italian.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, information regarding teaching and examination methods will be made available as soon as the University of Verona provides guidelines on lessons and exams for the next academic year.

Furhter information will be given on the elearning platform.

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