Finance is a discipline that deals with the sources and uses of money by individuals, businesses and governments. Financial institutions and markets are the structures through which individuals and organisations access finance. These institutions and markets are therefore an effective lens to understand the fundamentals of finance. Commencing with the way institutions and markets balance the supply and demand for funds in the economy, this unit builds an introductory understanding of business finance. We will study the analytical tools employed by investment, lending and market professionals. Real world examples from local and global markets provide a thorough introduction to different dimensions of financial market and how participants make financial decisions.
|Unit name||Fundamentals of Financial Markets and Institutions|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Dan Daugaard|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the composition and structure of the Australian and international financial market.
- Describe how financial markets and institutions are regulated in Australian and global context.
- Assess major economic and financial challenges and explain their implications for financial markets and institutions.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:XPD103
|Assessment||Online Quizzes (15%)|Final exam (40%)|Group Assignment (25%)|Homework Submission (20%)|
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Valentine, T., O'Hara, L., Ford, G., & Watanabe, T., 2019, Fundamentals of Financial Markets and Institutions in Australia (2nd edn), Pearson Australia (ISBN: 9781488614989)
In addition to the texts/software recommended above, you are also expected to be familiar with the key academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights may be derived. In particular, you are encouraged to review regularly the relevant papers that are published in:
Wall Street Journals, CBS, Yahoo Finance, and etc.
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