Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Mechtild Schrooten (HSB), Prof. Rita Biswas (UAlbany)
Format: Synchronous online meetings
Timeline: February 8th - May 3rd, 2021
Objectives: Understanding of the connections between financial markets, external relations, exchange rates and international finance and the emergence of financial crises. The course offers insights into the general ideas of financial openness, financial tools, modern finance and money, spotlighting the EU, the US, and other international players.
Tasks: Simulation Game "Tip of the Iceberg": Students are required to work on a Simulation Game together in mixed groups. Tip of the Iceberg is a simulated game in which two native speakers of English and two non-native speakers role play as CEO and CFO, collecting as much information as they can in 15-20 minutes for a presentation to a venture capitalist to obtain investment in a water purification unit. The students’ task is to learn to communicate effectively with their teammates despite language differences.