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Financial Institutions (BUS201)

Semester: A
Level: 5
Module code: BUS201
Module organiser: Dr Chunling Xia

Module Overview

Financial Institutions examines the function, characteristics and operation of various financial institutions e.g. banks, other deposit-taking institutions as well as non-deposit-taking institutions. This involves not only an examination of the nature and characteristics of their services or products they offer via different markets e.g. money markets, bond markets, equity markets, foreign exchange markets, derivative markets and the credit markets in order to meet the needs of different market participants, but also of why financial crises emerge in the operation of these markets.

Indicative Reading List 

Financial Institutions examines the function, characteristics and operation of various financial institutions e.g. banks, other deposit-taking institutions as well as non-deposit-taking institutions. This involves not only an examination of the nature and characteristics of their services or products they offer via different markets e.g. money markets, bond markets, equity markets, foreign exchange markets, derivative markets and the credit markets in order to meet the needs of different market participants, but also of why financial crises emerge in the operation of these markets.

Assessment

  • Examination 60%
  • Coursework 40%

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