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SCQF Level: 09  

Module Code: ANF305

Credit Value: 20  

Year: 2017/8

Term: Term 2

School: Dundee Business School

Description

An introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions. Assumes no previous knowledge.

Aims

The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : an understanding of the role, functions and tools of the financial services industry in the context of both domestic economies and the world economy and international trade.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  understand current issues affecting financial markets and institutions and their customers;

1.  understand current issues affecting financial markets and institutions and their customers;

2.  understand the workings of financial markets and institutions and the flow of funds between global markets;

2.  understand the workings of financial markets and institutions and the flow of funds between global markets;

3.  research and evaluate material relating to important issues in Financial Services and use this to contribute effectively to an online discussion with peers.

3.  research and evaluate material relating to important issues in Financial Services and use this to contribute effectively to an online discussion with peers.

Indicative Content

1 Money & Financial Intermediation

The system of barter. The concept of "money". the role of financial markets and institutions in brokering money between surplus unit and deficit units; maturity transformations, aggregation, risk transformation.

1 Money & Financial Intermediation

The system of barter. The concept of "money". the role of financial markets and institutions in brokering money between surplus unit and deficit units; maturity transformations, aggregation, risk transformation.

2 Financial Institutions

The history of banking. The functions and roles of Central Banks; The roles, functions and products of other domestic institutions. Current issues in Financial Services

2 Financial Institutions

The history of banking. The functions and roles of Central Banks; The roles, functions and products of other domestic institutions. Current issues in Financial Services

3 Domestic Financial Markets

The role and functions of money markets and capital markets including foreign currency markets, securities markets, equity markets and derivatives markets.

3 Domestic Financial Markets

The role and functions of money markets and capital markets including foreign currency markets, securities markets, equity markets and derivatives markets.

4 International Finance

International Markets and Institutions. The flow of money through the Global Financial Markets. Euromarkets. Exchange rate systems. An introduction to the Post Bretton-Woods institutions (World Bank and IMF).

4 International Finance

International Markets and Institutions. The flow of money through the Global Financial Markets. Euromarkets. Exchange rate systems. An introduction to the Post Bretton-Woods institutions (World Bank and IMF).

5 Other Issues

The Global Crisis, Regulation, Microfinance, Alternative Currencies (including Bitcoins).

5 Other Issues

The Global Crisis, Regulation, Microfinance, Alternative Currencies (including Bitcoins).

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The lecture provides students with the foundation knowledge to ask questions and suggest solutions in the tutorial. The tutorial is largely discursive. Students present their initial views on the key questions, and are then provided with further information designed to let them understand other points of view. The combination of the lecture and discursive tutorial provides the basis of the research students are required to do to answer questions set on Blackboard as an online discussion (100% of the module assessment) Students can only access comments made by members of their own group. Students must not only answer the question set in each discussion by the module tutor, but react to comments on the discussion board made by fellow students. The module therefore exceeds the 60% threshold for enquiry based learning during contact time.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 15
Tutorial/Seminar 30
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 50
Independent 105

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Guidance notes:

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.

Disclaimer: We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.

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