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Financial Markets

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Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N13302

Semester: Autumn

Convenor: Ye Bai

Credits & Level: 10 credits; Level 3

Pre-requisites: N12403 (Financial Management).

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: Available to all Business School students and Joints/Minors students with the required pre-requisite N12403 Financial Management.

Delivery: 10 ninety minute lectures; 5 one-hour seminars

Assessment: One 2-hour examination. (100%)

Exam Format:Section A: TWO compulsory questions; Section B: Answer ONE question from a choice of THREE. All questions carry equal marks.

Summary of Content This module examines the workings of the major financial markets. Markets for equity and debt are dealt with (money and foreign exchange markets are also the focus) as are markets for derivative instruments. The module covers the key theoretical models of modern finance, key market conventions and mechanisms, financial risk management with derivative instruments.

Aims To understand the key mechanism, major elements and contemporary issues of major financial markets. To introduce students to the process and theory of financial risk management with derivative instruments.

Key Words: Equity; debt; derivatives; foreign exchange

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services
  • The mechanisms of different financial markets and specifications of financial products that facilitate investment, hedging financial risks and financial management
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • Numeracy and quantitative skills to manipulate data, evaluate, estimate and model business problems, functions and phenomena
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Articulating and effectively explaining information



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