FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets (8)

This subject examines the nature and operation of financial institutions and markets in Australia as well as the economics of the financial system in which they operate. A wide range of financial institutions, markets and securities are examined in detail, together with such concepts as financial intermediation, interest rate and exchange rate determination.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: FIN230. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Accounting and Finance

Assumed Knowledge

ECO130

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the nature and operation of Australia's financial institutions and markets;
  • be able to explain the causes of change in financial conditions;
  • be able to apply analytic skills to the interpretation of developments and changes in financial markets;
  • be able to explain and evaluate the role and impact of Government policy on the financial system.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • organisation and structure of financial markets;
  • bank and non-bank financial institutions;
  • corporate debt markets;
  • government debt markets;
  • interest rate determination;
  • term and risk structure of interest rates;
  • structure and operation of foreignb exchange markets;
  • exchange rate determination;
  • equity markets;
  • derivative markets.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of FIN230 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Group discussion board posting
10
2
Discussion board commenter
10
3
Short answers topics 1 - 4
15
4
Short answers topics 5 - 8
15
5
Final exam
50

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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