Syllabus

Title
4043 Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunikation IV - Englisch / Financial Markets and Investment: Investment Terminology and Jargon
Instructors
Mag. Michael Raab, M.A.
Contact details
  • Type
    LVP
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
02/18/19 to 02/27/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/06/19 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.3.03
Wednesday 03/13/19 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.2.03
Wednesday 03/20/19 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.3.05
Wednesday 03/27/19 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.3.05
Wednesday 04/03/19 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.2.03
Wednesday 04/10/19 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.3.05
Wednesday 05/08/19 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.3.05
Wednesday 05/15/19 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM TC.3.01
Wednesday 05/22/19 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM TC.3.01
Wednesday 05/29/19 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM TC.3.01
Wednesday 06/05/19 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM TC.3.01
Wednesday 06/12/19 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.5.13
Wednesday 06/19/19 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.5.13

Contents

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.

Learning outcomes

THIS COURSE IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS 'ENGLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 4' (EBC4).

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

Attendance requirements

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.

 

Teaching/learning method(s)

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

Assessment

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: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/ebc/student-platform/bachelor/ebc4/

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

 

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Registration required during the period of registration. Please visit the website of the Institute for English Business Communication for details on procedure and deadlines: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/ebc/about-us/team/

Readings

1 Author: Raab, M.
Title: Financial Markets and Private Investment (Lecture notes)

Publisher: (will be) available for download from learn@wu
Edition: latest edition
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Script
2 Author: Morris / Siegl
Title: Guide To Understanding Money & Investing

Publisher: The Wall Street Journal, Lightbulb Press
Edition: latest edition
Remarks: Available from bookshops near WU
Year: 0
Type: Book

Availability of lecturer(s)

Please refer to the homepage of the Institute for English Business Communication: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/ebc/contact/

Unit details

Unit Date Contents
1
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
Last edited: 2019-04-04



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