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BX2032 - Financial Institutions and Markets

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject provides students with a broad understanding of the operations of financial institutions, both locally and globally. Students evaluate equity, money, and bond markets and international banking and derivative markets and their regulation including the role of the central bank. Various institutional participants and different types of financial instruments are systematically reviewed.

Learning Outcomes

  • compare and contrast the characteristics of different types of debt securities and their pricing methods;
  • describe the types of equity securities that companies can use to raise equity capital and how these securities are listed and traded on Share/Securities Exchanges;
  • evaluate interest rate theories and the role of monetary authority in the financial system;
  • analyse the characteristics of derivative instruments, such as futures, options, and swaps.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • online quizzes (30%)
  • mid-semester test (20%).
Prerequisites: BU1003 OR BU1903 OR EC1005 OR EC1001

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.