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Hedging and Derivatives

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €399 per programme

Overview

Do you hear about hedging and are you 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!

In this course we will be having 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.

During this course you will not only master derivatives and hedging but you will also be learn to work with financial statements and 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 in this course 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 a 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 an online two week 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.

ECTS
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

Goals
• 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?

Instruction language
English

Prerequisites
Students should have followed at least some basic finance courses in their undergraduate (bachelor) studies.

Apply now! Summer Term 2020/21
Application deadline
14 Jul 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Amsterdam time
Studies commence
Aug 2, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Summer Term 2020/21
Application deadline
14 Jul 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Amsterdam time
Studies commence
Aug 2, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States