Courses Catalogue

Financial Markets And Institutions

COURSE CODE: FIN 2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Business Administration (Finance & Banking)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE TITLE:              FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

COURSE CODE:              FIN 2202

HOURS TAUGHT:           3 hrs per week

PREREQUISITES:          None

PURPOSE OF COURSE

Financial markets and institutions channel trillions of dollars through the economy, affecting business and consumer decisions and the economic well being of foreign countries. The purpose of this course is to guide students in developing critical thinking skills as applied to financial markets and institutions. Topics include the determination of asset prices; the risk and term structure of interest rates; the efficient markets hypothesis; risk management and financial derivatives, asymmetric information models of financial market structure, innovation; and regulation and deregulation

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:

  • Explain the important financial instruments and the economic principles underlying their use
  • Discuss the relationship among assets, agents, and institutions
  • Solve simple problems using quantitative or graphical tools
  • Appreciate country differences in a world of interdependence and rapid change
  • Critically evaluate the institutions and instruments of modern financial activity.