Core Module Information
Module title: Financial Markets, Institutions and Banking

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: FIN11528
Module leader: Tienyu Hwang
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Financial system: functions, structure, intermediaries and globalisation
Interest rates: theory, determinants of supply and demand, equilibrium rates, policies
Financial markets: money, bond, equity and derivative markets, integration, infrastructures
Financial Institutions: insurance, savings, investment, asymmetric information, moral hazard interest
Modern Banks: organisational structure, activities, risks, regulation, failures, competitive issues

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically analyse the roles and functions of organised financial markets and financial intermediaries
LO2: Discuss implications regulation and government intervention in financial markets
LO3: Compare and contrast the major theories of determining the general level of interest rate
LO4: Discuss the reasons for diversification in the financial institutions industry and evaluate different banking structures
LO5: Compare the main approaches to the management of risk by banks and other financial institutions and the scope and necessity for regulation of the financial systems, nationally and internationally
LO6: •Critically analyse the processes of innovation and globalisation in the financial system and consider their implications to the banking industry and analyse the determinants for the failure of bank and their influence on the financial crisis

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