FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments (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, and interest rate and exchange rate determination.  The emphasis is on how markets and the instruments used in them can be employed to manage financial risks which businesses, individuals and governments face.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Online
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
Bathurst Campus
Term 3 (45)
On Campus
Economic and Finance Institute
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
Enrolment restrictions

Postgraduate students only

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically analyse and provide informed comment on recent developments in the organisation and structure of the financial system, various financial markets and the instruments of these markets;
  • be able to investigate, explain and analyse the causes of changes in interest and exchange rates on business and financial markets;
  • be able to identify the impact of exchange rates and interest rates on financial markets, instruments and business and demonstrate how appropriate use of instruments and techniques can be used to manage and mitigate financial risks.
Syllabus
The 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 the foreign exchange market;
  • Exchange rate determination;
  • Equity markets;
  • Derivative markets.
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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