Financial Markets and Institutions

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Finance
Course Code
FINC 3370
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Hybrid
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
Financial Markets and Institutions is a course which examines the form and function of various financial markets and the ways financial managers access these markets to meet strategic objectives. The course will also focus on the major financial institutions and their economic role in the allocation of funds within the global economy.
Course Content

1.  Introduction to financial markets and institutions.
2.  The rationale for financial intermediaries.
3.  Interest rates: determinants and role in financial markets.
4.  Central banks and monetary policy.
5.  Financial markets: Money and bond markets, Mortgage and securitized asset markets, Equity markets
6.  Financial institutions and risk management: Depository and non-depository lending institutions, Primary and Secondary market intermediaries, Insurance intermediaries and pension funds, Mutual funds and Hedge funds, Private equity and venture capital firms
7.  Government regulation of financial intermediaries and markets.

Methods Of Instruction

Material will be presented within a lecture, seminar format with possible online requirements.

Means of Assessment

Assessment will be based on course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.  

Assignments and Participation

10% -15%

Tests and Midterm(s)

30% - 50%

Term Project and Presentation

0% - 20%

Final Exam

30% - 40%

TOTAL

100%

No single assessment will be worth more than 40%.

Students must achieve a minimum grade of 50% on the combined invigilated components to pass the course.

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

1.  Explain the economic role played by financial intermediaries
2.  Assess monetary and fiscal policies and their impact on interest rates and asset prices
3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the instruments and structure of various financial markets
4.  Describe the roles played by financial intermediaries in the primary and secondary markets
5.  Explain the key differences between financial intermediaries including their economic role, business risk exposure and risk management

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and materials to be purchased by students
1. Mishkin, F. et al.  Financial Markets and Institutions, latest Canadian ed.  Pearson Education Canada.
or Saunders, A et al. Financial Markets and Institutions, latest edition, McGraw Hill
or alternate textbook determined by the department.


2. Calculator: Texas Instruments BA II Plus or as approved by Department.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Langara College (LANG) LANG BUSM 2XXX (3) 2009/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13690
Mon
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Hosseini Ghinani
Ahmad Reza
Open
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line tests/exams. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
32
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
18:30 - 21:20