FIN6330

Financial Institutions and Markets

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This course provides students the skills necessary to understand and navigate the financial industry in today’s rapidly changing marketplace.  The course will explore the general history and theory of financial instruments, markets, and institutions.   After exploring the theories and foundations of the financial management field, students will investigate and discuss the changes and challenges in today’s global financial marketplace.  A variety of crucial financial skills will be addressed.Topics include the history and theory of banking, financial intermediation, the role of money, flows of funds, regulation and structure of financial markets, non-depository institutions, the use of technology, and foreign exchange environments. 

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COURSE COMPETENCIES: 

UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:

  • Understanding the history and theory of financial management and its value within the broader marketplace.
  • Understanding the role of money in the macro economy.
  • Understanding the role of financial intermediaries.
  • Understanding the role of monetary policy.
  • Understanding how changes in the economy affect financial markets and interest rates.
  • Defining the importance of market structure and its impact upon the global financial system.
  • Defining the role of financial risk and regulations.
  • Discussing how adverse selection and moral hazard have affected the financial marketplace.
  • Exploring risk management within the context of financial institutions and markets.
  • Understanding how to conceptualize the role of international financial markets.
  • Understanding how depository and non-depository institutions impact the financial marketplace.
  • Understanding the need to manage technology efficiently and effectively in financial institutions and markets.
  • Understanding the flow of funds.
  • Understanding ethics in the financial decision-making.
  • Discussing the role of asymmetric information in financial institutions and markets.
  • Understanding the relationship of interest rates and the foreign exchange environments.