Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Taught In English
PrerequisitesBSB113 or CTB113
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSynopsis:This unit introduces students to the institutional structure of global financial markets, and thereby complements the understanding of theoretical finance gained in either BSB122 or EFB210. Topics covered include the functions of financial markets, the banking and payments system, financial system deregulation, non-bank financial institutions, stock exchange operations, debt markets, foreign exchange markets and markets for financial derivatives.Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this unit, you should be able to:
ContentThis unit focuses on eight different areas of financial markets. These are financial market theories, government debt markets, financial institutions, equity markets, debt markets, foreign exchange markets, derivatives markets and ethical issues in financial markets. All areas are covered from an Australian and international perspective.Approaches to Teaching and LearningThis unit takes a critical approach to exploring financial theories and their relationship to real world events. Students will be introduced to diverse thinking and critical insights into financial market events and develop their own critical analysis skills drawing on texts, readings, online resources, guided discussions, interactive tutorials and practical exercises.This unit has a formal class contact time in lectures and tutorials of approximately three hours (lecture two hours, workshop one hour). The lectures will present material relevant to the understanding of domestic and international financial markets. In addition, recent developments in the Australian and global financial markets will be reviewed. This material is to be examined in conjunction with the required reading for the topic. Lectures and text readings are to be viewed as complementary educational tools rather than substitutes with examinable material presented in either of these mediums or both.Resources such as PowerPoint slides for each lecture topic and required readings are provided on the unit's Blackboard site. Important announcements in relation to the unit are also made available here. You will need your student number and password to access the Blackboard site.AssessmentAssessment name: Examination (written)Description: Closed book multiple choice examination. The questions will cover all unit materials from weeks 1 to 5.Length / Duration: 1 HourFormative or Summative: Formative and SummativeRelates to objectives:1 and 2Weight: 20Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: Week 7Assessment name: EssayDescription: The assignment will require knowledge and understanding of unit materials and application of critical analysis skills. It must be submitted to Assignment Minder Gardens Point by its close at 9.45pm on the due date. Length / Duration: 1000 wordsFormative or Summative: Formative and SummativeRelates to objectives: 1, 2, and 3Weight: 20Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: Week 11Assessment name: Final ExaminationDescription: Closed book examination. Short answer and calculation questions. The questions will cover all unit materials from weeks 1 to 12.Length/Duration: 2 hours plus 10 minutes perusalRelates to objectives: 1 and 2Weight: 60Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: Central Exam Period
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of domestic and international financial markets, products, institutions and regulatory authorities
- Critically analyse theories and models of finance including the contributions, assumptions, limitations and related social and ethical implications of these
- Demonstrate written communication skills to effectively structure, present and explain critical analysis of finance theories, models and thinking
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