|Study location||Netherlands, Maastricht|
|Type||Summer Course, distance learning|
|Nominal duration||2 weeks (2 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€399 per programme|
Enrolled as an Undergraduate student or Undergraduate diploma
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Please attach proof of English proficiency or clearly state in your motivation letter any previous English experience through education, upbringing or jobs. We pride ourselves on our interactive courses and we therefore want to ensure all students can participate to the full extent.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please note that due to COVID-19 this course will take place online.
Do you hear about hedging and are you not really sure what it means or includes? Have you ever wondered how the derivatives that you have studied in theory are being utilized in real life? Or would you like to learn more about derivatives in general? If so, then this course is right for you!
During this course, you will receive a thorough theoretical overview of derivatives. You will learn what derivatives there are in the market and how they can be used in practice. Hedging will be treated next in the course: what is it exactly and how can hedging be achieved.
You will not only master derivatives and hedging but you will also learn to work with financial statements and learn how to read them properly. By combining your knowledge of derivatives, hedging and financial statements, you will be able to recommend appropriate actions for problems that companies face on a daily basis. Combining these three topics will give you a real hands-on experience framed by various examples and cases.
In addition to this, we will briefly look at how large corporates make decisions and what dilemmas it faces. You will get a closer look at the interaction between banks and the treasury departments of companies.
The course will give you practical experience in the workings of this intriguing industry. As a result, it may be very useful in the next phase of your (academic) career.
Course Duration and Dates
This is a two-week online course running from the 2nd of August until the 13th of August, 2021. The course will be scheduled in Central European Time [CET] so it is possible that some time slots are not ideal for people in certain time zones. However, when scheduling the courses, we will try to take into account the different time zones as much as we can.
The number of credits earned after successfully concluding this course is the equivalent of 2 ECTS according to Maastricht University’s guidelines. For further information see the MSS terms and conditions.
• What type of derivatives are out there and what can be done with them?
• How should you read financial statements?
• How can derivatives be used to execute proper hedging?
• What financial dilemmas do businesses face and how can you help solve them?
Students should have followed at least some basic finance courses in their undergraduate (bachelor) studies.