Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / Specialized Seminary - Finance
Course code:OSF
Course title in language of instruction:Specialized Seminary - Finance
Course title in Czech:Odborný seminář - Finance
Course title in English:Specialized Seminary - Finance
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (2 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 0/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:English
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2020/2021 - FBE
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Petr Koráb, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:(Language in Business - English or Language in Business - English or English 1 or English K 1 or English 1, EI) and Financial Markets
Aims of the course:Student should understand to basic professional financial text in English after passing the course. Student should dispose of basic terminology in financial area and should adequately react in English.
Course contents:
1.Financial markets (allowance 0/4)
2.Interest rates (allowance 0/2)
3.Financial institutions (allowance 0/4)
4.Banking (allowance 0/4)
5.Insurance (allowance 0/2)
6.Funds (allowance 0/2)
7.Stocks (allowance 0/4)
8.Bonds (allowance 0/4)
9.Derivatives (allowance 0/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-communication in second language
-designing and managing projects
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
- Ability to apply financial terminology in a foreign language
-Ability for oral reacting in financial topics in english
-Ability for understanding english financial text
-Knowledge of english presentations creating focused on finance
-Knowledge of financial terminologie

Type of course unit:optional
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Written credit is divided into following parts: translating, listening, vocabularies. Minimum for succesfull passing is 60 % of points (from each part 40 % of points). For succesfull passing the course is needed to fullfill three presentations in english focused on professional topics of finance.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     seminar28 h
     preparation for regular assessment7 h
     preparation for regular testing7 h
     preparation of presentation14 h
Total56 h

Basic reading list
  • MACKENZIE, I. English for the financial sector: student's book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 159 p. Cambridge professional English. ISBN 978-0-521-54725-3.
  • MACKENZIE, I. Professional English in use. Cambridge ;: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 140 p. ISBN 0-521-61627-1.
Recommended reading list
  • PRATTEN, J. Absolute financial English. 1st ed. Peaslake: DELTA Publishing, 2009. 136 p. ISBN 978-1-905085-28-6.
  • Cambridge ICFE : International certificate in financial English: workbook. London: BPP Learning media, 2008. 308 p. ISBN 978-0-7517-5493-3.