Bachelor and Master Level Courses

All research areas of the Center for Innovative Finance take an active role in the academic courses offered by the faculty of economics and in interdisciplinary courses and seminars with other faculties at the University of Basel. Courses are offered at Bachelor's and Master's levels as well as during summer school.

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Blockchain / DLT

Course TitleSemesterLevel
Bachelorseminar: Bitcoin, Blockchain und KryptoassetsSpringBachelor
Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptoassets SpringBachelor
Blockchain Challenge (Bachelor / Master)SpringBachelor & Master
Blockchain Technology: Research in Law and EconomicsSpringBachelor & Master
Masterseminar: Blockchain Smart Contracts and Decentralized FinanceSpringMaster
FinTech, Digital Currency and BlockchainsSummer School

Master

Blockchain Technology: Research in Law and EconomicsAutumnBachelor & Master
Smart Contracts and Decentralized FinanceAutumn

Master

 

Venturing

Course TitleSemesterLevel
Real Estate InvestmentSpringMaster
Venture CapitalSpringMaster
Financing New VenturesSummer SchoolMaster
Bachelorarbeit in Corporate Financial ManagementFallBachelor
Business Cases in Strategy, Finance, and EntrepreneurshipFall

Master

Einf├╝hrung in das Unternehmertum und die Unternehmensgr├╝ndungFallBachelor
Unternehmerisches FinanzmanagementFall

Master

 

Quantitative Finance and Innovation

Course TitleSemesterLevel
Asset Pricing I: Standard ModelsSpringMaster
Bachelorarbeit in FinanceSpringBachelor
Computational and Quantitative FinanceSpringMaster
Computational EconomicsSpringMaster
Corporate FinanceSpringBachelor
Finanzmarkttheorie 1SpringBachelor
International FinanceSpring

Master

International Money and FinanceSpringBachelor
Introduction to Microfinance: From the Past Into the FutureSpringBachelor
Kapitalmarkt und RisikomanagementSpringMaster
Advanced Corporate FinanceFallMaster
Advanced Empirical FinanceFallMaster
Banking and Finance - Machine Learning in ActionFallMaster
Corporate Mergers and AcquisitionsFallMaster
FinanceFallMaster

 

 


Theses

All research areas at the CIF are open for economics students at the University of Basel to write their thesis.

If you already have a topic in mind, do not hesitate to reach out for an initial discussion. In case you are interested in our research areas but need some inspiration, consider referring to our regularly updated list of offered topics.

Current topics

Blockchain / DLT

Venturing

Quantitative Finance and Innovation

Theses

Open Access Learning: Crypto Lectures

The University of Basel has taken a pioneering role in offering Blockchain courses since 2017. Due to the great demand from our students and the general public, the CIF has decided to make the two main Bachelor and Master level courses on this topic available in an open-access format. 

At the intersection of economics, computer science, and cryptography, the courses comprehensively introduce various aspects of this fascinating topic. Being university-level courses, the high level of detail within the topics will require some time for you to complete. However, no prior knowledge is required.

Learn more about Crypto Lectures

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