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Overview

Sustainable Finance is a dynamic field that is increasingly relevant for financial institutions and corporates. Regulation and regulators' activities are also evolving in response, and knowledge in this area is in high demand. With the Sustainable Finance concentration, students gain an overview of theoretical and practical concepts in the field of sustainable finance, including the economics of sustainability, regulatory frameworks, ethics, and the implementation of sustainable finance in financial institutions. With this broad knowledge, Frankfurt School aims to prepare students for the business world. In this context, it is an advantage that Frankfurt School is represented in the financial centre of Frankfurt and is well networked with the institutions.

Modules

Advanced Corporate Valuation

This course focuses on the valuation of equity securities. The techniques consist of preparing pro-forma financial statements, forecasting of free cash flows, application of valuation models, and understanding market-multiple valuation approaches. It emphasises the role of financial statement data in equity valuation, using advanced cases from and around actual financial statements.

ESG Investing

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision-making. Topics will include investing, data analytics, reporting standards, and challenges related to ESG in the financial system. Moreover, this course will examine active ownership strategies, corporate governance paradigms, and seeing business through the lenses of human rights, justice, and sustainability.

Financial Markets & Institutions

This course addresses the economic role of different financial institutions such as banks. This course specifically examines the frictions within financial markets which allow banks to add value as an intermediary. Based on these insights, the course assesses why banks are fragile and affected by financial contagions. In this regard, the role of the government is discussed, in alleviating the consequences of financial crises. 

Dedicated Elective

Our students choose between Case Studies in Investment Banking, or M&A Accounting or Renewable Energy Finance

Sustainable Finance

In this interdisciplinary module, students get an overview of theoretical and practical concepts in the field of sustainable finance including economics of sustainability, regulatory framework, ethics, and the implementation of sustainable finance in financial institutions. Students will understand how sustainability influences the financial performance of corporate as well as financial intermediaries and which methods and tool help improve decision-making in the sustainability transformation of the financial system.

Careers

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