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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.
At the end of the course you should be able to1. Demonstrate an understanding of the global financial system.2. Discuss the purposes of the money, capital, derivatives, and international markets togetherwith the instruments traded in them.3. Describe the distinctive characteristics and functions of a range of financial institutions suchas commercial banks, non-bank financial institutions, insurance companies, investmentcompanies, superannuation providers, investment banks and venture capital funds.4. Explain the role of regulatory institutions and financial regulation.
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
(1) STAT101; and (2) A further 45 points.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $868.00
International fee $4,075.00
* 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