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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LC Financial Markets and Institutions
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 29182
Module Lead Paola Paiardini
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Description This module covers the basic economic principles underlying the working of national and international financial institutions and markets. The main focus is on financial instruments (government bonds, shares, and derivatives) and markets in which they are traded. The module examines the main mechanisms by which financial markets operate, their structure, regulation and the operation of banking and non-banking financial institutions. Attention is also paid to how the central banks' operations affect financial institutions and their conduct of monetary policy. The role of financial markets is discussed through analysing the flow of funds in the economy.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main financial instruments and the economic principles underlying their use;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of what a financial system is and what is does;
  • apply concepts and principles to evaluate the role of financial institutions and financial instruments in the economy.
Assessment 29182-01 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 2 hour examination (100%)
Reassessment: 2 hour examination (100%)
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 08 30394
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