Teaching Philosophy

Bastien's commitment to academia is driven not only by his passion for research but also by his earnest desire to guide, mentor, and inspire students. His teaching philosophy centers on three fundamental objectives, each focused on nurturing students' growth and empowering them with practical skills for their future endeavors.

  1. Fundamental Conceptual Learning: In the classroom, Bastien places a strong emphasis on helping students grasp the foundational principles of finance. He believes that a solid understanding of these core concepts is vital for students as they embark on their journey.
  2. Problem-Solving Skills: Bastien is dedicated to fostering students' problem-solving abilities. He encourages them to approach challenges with a critical and analytical mindset. Through engaging exercises and thoughtful assignments, he guides students in developing effective problem-solving strategies.
  3. Practical Application: Bastien recognizes the importance of applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations. He aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice by connecting classroom concepts to real-world scenarios. He strives to empower students to apply their skills effectively, ensuring they are well-prepared to contribute meaningfully to the fields of finance and technology.

Student Evaluations

His overall teaching and learning experience scores 96% as expressed by students' course evaluations. The following comments are quoted from the course evaluations:

  • "I really enjoyed learning finance, a thing that I never found possible before"
  • "The teacher was kind, attentive and passionate when teaching the course"
  • "Teacher knows how to get students involved in his class"
  • "Very well prepared class that was easy to follow"
  • "The teacher explained the concepts in a very clear way and made the course very interesting and easy to grasp for students"

Classes and Teaching Interests

His teaching interests concentrate around Finance, Econometrics, and Financial Techonologies. In the recent years we witnessed a wide reaching transformation of the finance world with new financial products providing new ways to invest and interact.

List of classes:

  • Blockchain and Crypto-assets, M.Sc.
  • Corporate Finance, M.Sc.
  • Financial Markets, M.Sc.
  • Financial Contracts, M.Sc.
  • Introduction to Finance, B.Sc.
  • Option Pricing, M.Sc.