4043 Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunikation IV - Englisch / Financial Markets and Investment: Investment Terminology and Jargon
Mag. Michael Raab, M.A.
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
18.02.2019 bis 27.02.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Mittwoch 06.03.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.3.03
Mittwoch 13.03.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.2.03
Mittwoch 20.03.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.3.05
Mittwoch 27.03.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.3.05
Mittwoch 03.04.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.2.03
Mittwoch 10.04.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.3.05
Mittwoch 08.05.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.3.05
Mittwoch 15.05.2019 10:30 - 12:30 TC.3.01
Mittwoch 22.05.2019 10:30 - 12:30 TC.3.01
Mittwoch 29.05.2019 10:30 - 12:30 TC.3.01
Mittwoch 05.06.2019 10:30 - 12:30 TC.3.01
Mittwoch 12.06.2019 11:00 - 13:00 TC.5.13
Mittwoch 19.06.2019 10:00 - 14:00 TC.5.13

Inhalte der LV

Various topics related to financial markets and more sophisticated forms of private investment, with a special focus on the language of investment and financial markets.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)


After attending this course, students will be able to:

to demonstrate a level of general English competence equivalent to C1 (lower) on the Common European Framework ( Common European Framework ) with respect to aural and oral skills;

  • to understand and apply general, intermediate-level business and economic concepts, and to use the terminology and other language features associated with them appropriately and accurately;
  • to understand and apply essential concepts in the field of financial markets and investment, and to use the terminology and other language features associated with them appropriately and accurately;
  • to combine these abilities in order to enter effectively into oral discussion about financial markets and investment.

In addition, this course fosters the following soft skills:

  • Explanation and summary in German (or other native language) of texts, written and oral, relating to financial markets and investment.
  • Improved reading & writing skills

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Since this class is held in an LVP Format, attendance is generally not required of regular WU students; still, continuous attendance is, of course, highly recommended.

NOTE: Incoming students are subject to different regulations and must attend at least 70%, i.e. at least xx, of all classes.



Lecture; current financial news on video; occasional presentations by guest lecturers

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

A.) WU students: Written exam

NOTE: Registration for the course is required to register for the exam, which can be taken at the end of the semester at the earliest. For the material covered and the structure of the exam, please see information on the homepage of the Institute for English Business Communication:

B.) For exchange students who want / need to take an exam the requirements are: class attendance and an exam (oral or written) at the end of the semester


Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

Registration required during the period of registration. Please visit the website of the Institute for English Business Communication for details on procedure and deadlines:


1 Autor/in: Raab, M.
Titel: Financial Markets and Private Investment (Lecture notes)

Verlag: (will be) available for download from learn@wu
Auflage: latest edition
Empfehlung: Unbedingt notwendige Studienliteratur für alle Studierenden
Art: Skriptum
2 Autor/in: Morris / Siegl
Titel: Guide To Understanding Money & Investing

Verlag: The Wall Street Journal, Lightbulb Press
Auflage: latest edition
Anmerkungen: Available from bookshops near WU
Jahr: 0
Art: Buch

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Please refer to the homepage of the Institute for English Business Communication:

Detailinformationen zu einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungseinheiten

Einheit Datum Inhalte
The Roots of Investment; Basic Investment and Finance Vocabulary
Financial Markets Categorization
2 The Financial Markets at the Turn of the Millennium and Current Developments
3 How Financial Markets Work; The Language of Financial Markets
4 How Companies Raise Funds
5 Basic Rules for the Private Investor; Understanding Investment Jargon
6 The Bond Market and Related Terminology
7 Equity Securities (1) and Related Terminology
8 Equity Securities (2) and Related Terminology
9 Modern Tools for the Private Investor
10 Types of Funds and Related Terminology
11 The World of Options and Related Terminology
12 Futures and Related Terminology
13 Foreign Exchange and Commodities Markets
Zuletzt bearbeitet: 04.04.2019