FINAN500-21A (HAM)

Financial Management and Institutions

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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The paper explores the concepts associated with pricing, functions and institutional structures of financial markets. The paper aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the financial environment, role of financial institutions, security markets, derivative markets and mortgage markets. The paper assumes active student participation in the classes. Group discussions, thinking and reasoning are essential to achieve the objectives of the paper. Students are also advised to remain up to date with current developments in the financial markets.

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Paper Structure

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The paper consists lectures, tutorials, group work and presentations.

All the learning resources and guidelines will be available on Moodle.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Understand functions of financial markets and institutions and examine their impact on economic activities (LO1)
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  • Understand the measures of risk and return associated with financial instruments (LO2).
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  • Understand how the the value of stocks, bonds, and securities are calculated (LO3).
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  • Discuss the connection between theoretical concepts related to financial markets and institutions and the empirical evidence (LO4).
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  • Conduct and present independent research in the area of financial markets and institutions (LO5).
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Assessment

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This paper involves four assessments.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
12 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Test 2
17 May 2021
11:00 AM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Presentation
31 May 2021
11:00 AM
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Individual assignment
14 Jun 2021
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Online Support

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PowerPoint slides and presentation materials will be available on Moodle.
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Workload

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The course has 36 (3x12) contact hours (lectures).

Other than lectures, the expected workload is 150 hours for this 15-point paper. It can be distributed as follows:

60 hours to complete the individual report, 70 hours to prepare for the tests, and 20 hours to prepare the presentation.

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Prerequisite(s)

Acceptance into the Master of Applied Finance programme.

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