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Financial Capitalism: The Big Picture

This course seeks to provide a holistic understanding of modern financial capitalism. It covers explanations to developments and cross-country differences in national financial systems across the globe. The focus is on how these systems are preserved or changed, through economic developments, power struggles, crises and interactions with broader social elements (political, institutional or technological factors). It also covers how financial systems interact with and influence the real economy and the broader society through both cyclical and structural channels.

Find full course description in the course catalogue.    


The grade for the course consists of two parts:

  • Coursework counting app. 40 %
  • 3-hour written exam counting app. 60 %


The written exam is online and presence in Aarhus is not nescessary.

Academic prerequisites

Course specific:

A Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration or a related degree.    


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.


Elias Bengtsson


Elias Bengtsson is Associate Processer at Halmstad University, Sweden.