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 Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

  • Introduction & Fundamentals of Interest Rates
  • Why Study Financial Markets and Institutions?
  • Overview of the Financial System
  • Understanding Interest Rates
  • The Behavior of Interest Rates
  • The Risk and Term Structure of Interest Rates
  • Financial Markets
  • The Money Markets
  • The Capital Markets
  • The Stock Market and the Efficient Market Hypothesis
  • The Foreign Exchange Market
  • Central Banking and Conduct of Monetary Policy
  • Structure of Central Banks & the Federal Reserve System
  • Conduct of Monetary Policy: Tools, Goals, and Targets
  • Financial Institutions
  • Theory of Financial Structure
  • The Banking Firm & Bank Management
  • Insurance Companies and Pension Funds
  • Investment Banks, Brokerage Firms and Mutual Funds
  • Risk Management in Financial Institutions

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Field trips
  • Documentaries

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

·         Whiteboard and Markers

·         Flip Charts

·         LCD Projectors

·         CDs, DVDs and Tapes