BUSM 7032 Financial Institutions and Markets (MAF)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 51163

Coordinator Vivienne Saverimuttu Opens in new window

Description This unit helps students to: understand the role and nature of financial markets and institutions; develop computational skills for transactions in financial markets; understand the factors that determine share price, interest rates and exchange rates; and understand major derivative products and their use in financial markets. This subject contains financial institutions and markets and the transactions that take place in them.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 2705 Master of Finance, 2702 Master of Applied Finance, 2704 Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, 2745 Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, 2708 Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance, 2703 Master of International Trade and Finance, 2759 Master of Finance, 2761 Master of Business Administration, 2782 Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance, 2816 Master of Business Analytics.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Understand the role and nature of financial markets and institutions;
  2. Develop computational skills for transactions in financial markets;
  3. Understand the factors that determine share price, interest rates and exchange rates;
  4. Understand major derivative products and their use in financial markets.

Subject Content

Financial institutions
Equity market issuers
Equity market investors
Financial mathematics
Corporate debt markets
Government debt markets
Foreign exchange markets
Derivative markets

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Mid-semester exam 1.75 hrs + 10 mins 20% N Individual
Syndicate assignment 2500 words 20% N Individual
Syndicate presentation 20 mins 10% N Individual
Final Exam 3 hrs 50% N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Viney, C. & Phillips, P. 2019, Financial Institutions, Instruments And Markets. 9th edn. McGraw Hill.

Teaching Periods

2022 Quarter 2

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Evening

Subject Contact Vivienne Saverimuttu Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Quarter 4

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Evening

Subject Contact Vivienne Saverimuttu Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Neelam Goela Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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