AC4003: Financial Markets and Institutions

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AC4003: Financial Markets and Institutions

Module Title Financial Markets and Institutions
Module Code AC4003
Module Tutor Srinivas Tellapragada
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module develops the understanding of the role of financial management, risk and the operation of capital markets, institutions and regulators in a market led economy.

Indicative Syllabus

The syllabus includes:

An understanding of the major financial institutions within national and international financial services

An understanding of financial markets

An understanding regulation and supervision of financial institutions and markets

An understanding of risk,

An understanding of individual, group and corporate decision making and corporate culture. 

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to demonstrate:

1. An understanding of the contexts in which financial management operates, including legal, ethical, and social; the banking and insurance professions; markets; national and international regulatory and rule setting bodies; (PLO1)

2. Familiarity with the technical language and practices of the financial sector, for example futures, collaterised debt obligations, derivatives, risk, volatility; the irrational nature of financial markets; (PLO2)

3. Skills in recording, summarising and interpreting economic transactions and events, for example through analysing the financial statements of banks, business and governments; (PLO3)

4. An understanding of contemporary theories and empirical evidence concerning financial markets and institutions, for example the market conditions, regulatory environment and corporate cultures which contributed to the collapse of institutions and market confidence in 2007; the development of legislation, regulations, financial and accounting standards as a direct response and their likely impact; (PLO4)

5. The ability to manage learning independently, including being able to find, extract and analyse data, draw reasoned conclusions from many different sources, and acknowledge and reference these appropriately. (PLO6)

6. Communication and numerical skills, including the ability to use information technology, including spreadsheets and online databases, to present quantitative information in a form which will be understood by its intended audience. (PLO8)

7. Interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in groups, and oral as well as written presentation skills. (PLO9)

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Group work, presentation: Coursework: Group, presentation and paperwork 1,000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Written Exam: End of module, digital: 1.00 hours
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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