Course 1: Introduction to Microfinance
Course 2: Microfinance – State of the Art
|Topic||Microfinance is the provision of financial services to low-income clients or solidarity lending groups including consumers and the self-employed, who traditionally lack access to banking and related services.|
|Target audience||This course is designed for all those who deal with investments in or funding for microfinance, financial sector development, or rural development in developing countries.|
|Qualifications||Participants have a graduate degree and several years of working experience. The course language is English.|
|Goal||Participants gain an advanced understanding of the way financial systems function and of the main issues, problem areas and current trends in financial systems development. They can explain how microfinance product development responds to demand and addresses financial market imperfections. They apply instruments for monitoring and evaluating the financial and social performance of investments in microfinance and financial sector development. Participants can also characterize different microfinance investment instruments and vehicles and understand the key principles of risk management of microfinance investments.|
|Course director||Dr. Annette Krauss, Center for Microfinance, University of Zurich|
|Examination||Active classroom attendance and case study homework|
Attestation of participation (2 ECTS for each course).
The credits can be transferred to the DAS and the MAS in Finance.
|Method||Presentations of conceptual frameworks with practical exercises and applications, complemented by discussions and exchange of experiences, group work exercises, and case studies. Course content is presented by renowned practitioners and specialists from academia.|
|Place / Date||
- Introduction to Microfinance:
Wednesday, 26 June, 2013
- Microfinance – State of the Art:
Thursday 27 June, 2013
Friday, 28 June, 2013
29 May, 2013
Introduction to Microfinance: CHF 850.– tuition, which covers all materials and breaks.
Microfinance – State of the Art: CHF 1 650.– tuition, which covers all materials and breaks.
For both courses: CHF 2 300.–
Participants paying out of their own pocket and those working for non-profits who present a confirmation of these facts signed by their supervisor may be eligible for a fee reduction (limited number of spaces).