Feb 19, 2009

Global Financial Management

Dept of HSS, IIT Kanpur conducted a short term course on Global Financial Management from 4th to 13th February 2009. The course was taken by Prof. Dr. Michaela M. Kiermeier, Professor Financial Management, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Dr. Michaela, an expert in portfolio management, have visited many universities around the world and conducted short term courses in Finance.

First and second year MBA students who wanted to specialize in finance were also invited to attend the course. The main objective of the course was to make the students understand and adapt to changing and challenging global environment. The course also enabled the students to acquire and apply knowledge and tools in various financial areas to solve business problems in global context. The course helped students to get introduced to global financial management. It also assisted the future managers to get acquainted with concepts, activities and management techniques related to the planning and coordination of international aspects of finance, portfolio management, and risk management.

Lectures, discussions and case analyses formed the course pedagogy. Students took presentations as part of the performance evaluation and participated in the discussions. At the end of the course Dr. Michaela was happy to see a group of young and dynamic professionals who were keen to know each and every nuance in the field of finance.

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