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BX2032 - Financial Institutions and Markets

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

The subject provides an overview of the financial markets and financial institutions including banks and non-bank financial institutions. It is essential that students who seek to work in the finance sector understand the nature and operation of financial institutions and markets. Students should also be aware of risk management activities and the emerging area of Islamic banking.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate and analyse financial risks and risk management strategies using derivatives;
  • evaluate and analyse the structure, operation and performance of domestic equity, capital and money markets and their linkages with international financial systems;
  • appraise the role and functions of financial intermediaries and regulators in the financial system.
Prerequisites: BU1003 OR EC1005 OR EC1001

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Siqiwen Li.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); online quizzes (30%); mid-semester test (20%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Siqiwen Li.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); online quizzes (30%); mid-semester test (20%).

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.