FINC203-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

Description and analysis of the financial system, focusing on financial markets (domestic and international), financial asset trading mechanisms, market efficiency, institutions (intermediaries) and instruments (stocks, bonds, hybrid securities including derivatives).

In Financial Institutions and Markets, you will learn the importance of the financial system of an economy, how domestic and international financial markets and institutions function, the types of securities traded in markets and the trading mechanisms of financial securities. You will develop an understanding of how to use and evaluate valuation models for financial securities.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you should be able to
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the global financial system.
2. Discuss the purposes of the money, capital, derivatives, and international markets together
with the instruments traded in them.
3. Describe the distinctive characteristics and functions of a range of financial institutions such
as commercial banks, non-bank financial institutions, insurance companies, investment
companies, superannuation providers, investment banks and venture capital funds.
4. Explain the role of regulatory institutions and financial regulation.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

(1) STAT101; and (2) A further 45 points.

Restrictions

AFIS214

Equivalent Courses

AFIS214

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 E12
15 Mar - 21 Mar
3 May - 9 May
24 May - 30 May
02 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
15 Mar - 21 Mar
3 May - 9 May
24 May - 30 May
03 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room
15 Mar - 21 Mar
3 May - 9 May
24 May - 30 May
04 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
15 Mar - 21 Mar
3 May - 9 May
24 May - 30 May
05 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
15 Mar - 21 Mar
3 May - 9 May
24 May - 30 May
06 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
15 Mar - 21 Mar
3 May - 9 May
24 May - 30 May
07 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room
15 Mar - 21 Mar
3 May - 9 May
24 May - 30 May

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 18:30 - 20:30 A1 Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 2 May
02 Friday 18:30 - 20:30 A4 Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 2 May

Course Administrator

Xiaopeng Wei

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final exam 45%
Quizzes 15% Five on-line quizzes
Term test 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $831.00

International fee $3,875.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance.

All FINC203 Occurrences

  • FINC203-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021