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  • MASTER SYLLABUS (Generic Outline) Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department Course Prefix and Number: FINC 395 Course Title: Financial Markets and Institutions Number of: Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0 Catalog Description: Examination of the risks faced by managers of financial

    institutions and the methods and markets through which these risks are managed. Consideration is given to a wide array of financial institutions including commercial banks, credit unions, investment banks, securities firms, insurance companies, and investment companies.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ACCT 281, MATH 150 or 170. Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

    Roger Miller and David VanHoose. Money, Banking, and Financial Markets. Thomson/Southwestern Publishing. Kidwell, Peterson, and Blackwell. Financial Institutions, Markets, and Money. Harcourt Press. Burton and Lombra. The Financial System and the Economy. Thomson/Southwestern Publishing.

    Course Objectives: To provide a basic knowledge of the financial

    markets and institutions that comprises the U.S. financial system.

    To understand why various types of financial markets exist and the roles different financial institutions play within these markets.

    Measurable Learning Outcomes:

    Calculate the flow of funds within each type of financial market.

    Explain the role of interest rates in financial markets.

    Explain the evolution of money in the U.S. economy and discuss the functions money plays in an economy.

    Explain what is meant by cyberbanking and the impact of e-money on the banking industry and monetary policy.

    Identify the key financial instruments of the money and capital markets.

    Explain the main types of financial institutions and explain why financial intermediaries exist.

    Explain how interest rates are determined in an economy.

    Define the term structure of interest rates. Explain the relationship among various interest

  • rates in an economy. Explain the efficient markets hypothesis and

    discuss how prices of financial instruments are determined in efficient markets.

    Identify the various types of non-depository financial institutions in an economy.

    Explain the major assets and liabilities of depository financial institutions.

    Explain the workings of banks including the sources and uses of their funds and the determination of loan and deposit interest rates.

    Explain the basic principles of bank management and performance evaluation

    Analyze the role of the Federal Reserve in the U.S. financial system and the major tools of monetary policy.

    Topical Outline (major areas of coverage):

    The Role and Nature of Money Banking in the new Cyberworld Determination and Structure of Interest Rates The Role of Financial Markets and Institutions Non-depository Financial Institutions Depository Financial Institutions Commercial Banking System The Federal Reserve and the Financial System Monetary Policy

    All Business Administration courses include a written and oral presentation component.

    20 Recommended maximum class size for this course:

    Library Resources: Online databases are available at http://www.ccis.edu/offices/library/resources.asp. You may access them from off-campus using your eServices login and password when prompted.

    Prepared by: Diane R. Suhler Name Signature

    Date: September 21, 2005 NOTE: The intention of the master syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the courses subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material. Office of Academic Affairs 12/04

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