The objective of this course is to provide students with a better
understanding of the European financial crisis. Starting with a
background of the European Union and the Euro, continuing with an
overview of the crisis and finishing with the potential options
available to policy and decision makers and the potential impacts and
unintended consequences of selected decisions.
Location: The course location is Madrid. Madrid has been chosen
specifically to bring students closer to the crisis and make it easier
for European-based guest speakers to present to the class.
Philosophy: The spirit of the course is to try to make it as
practical as possible. Guest speakers will be bankers, investors,
lawyers, risk managers and accountants involved in the crisis. There are no cases. There are no books. The course utilizes a series of articles and practical experience. It is a timely course that focuses on key selected memorable messages/lessons learned and an emphasis on what can help you in your career.
Steven Mandis was a Columbia Business School faculty member from 2010 to 2016.