Microfinance – Introduction

Study Structure Active classroom attendance and case study homework. The course will be taught in English
Duration 1 day
Degree Confirmation of participation (1 ECTS with assessment)
The credits can be transferred to the DAS and the MAS in Finance.
Target Audience This course package is designed for all those who are responsible for investments in or funding for microfinance institutions and financial sector development. The target audience includes social microfinance investors, asset and portfolio managers with a focus on socially responsible investments, staff of development agencies and NGOs, and consultants. A basic understanding of financial services in developing countries or financial sector development is required if participants wish to attend the second module only.
Fees CHF 800.– (CHF 2 300.– for both Microfinance courses)
Participants working for not-for-profit organizations may be eligible for a 50% fee reduction (limited number of spaces).
Website www.finance-weiterbildung.uzh.ch/en/programs/single-courses/microfinance/overview.html
Information University of Zurich, Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth
Department of Banking and Finance
Plattenstrasse 32, 8032 Zürich
E-mail cmf@bf.uzh.ch
Description The introductory course of one day allows participants to gain a basic understanding how microfinance works, how it relates to financial systems, how product development responds to demand and addresses financial market imperfections, and what tools exist to analyze success and risk factors.

• Overview of microfinance and its role in the financial sector
• Microfinance products and product development
• Key indicators for assessing the financial and social performance of microfinance ventures
• Current trends
• Introduction into microinsurance
Rabatt Participants working for non-profits may be eligible for a 50% fee reduction (limited number of spaces).
June (Please check our website for accurate dates)