INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Banking and Finance
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
BAF 121 Financial Markets and Institutions Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
5 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Sanel Halilbegović, Assist. Prof. Dr. Sanel Halilbegović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this course is to guide students in developing critical thinking skills as applied to financial markets and institutions.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Overview of Financial System
  3. What Do Interest Rates Mean and What Is Their Role in Valuation?
  4. How Do Risk and Term Structure Affect Interest Rates?
  5. Structure of Central Banks and the Federal Reserve System
  6. Conduct of Monetary Policy: Tools, Goals, Strategy, and Tactics
  7. The Money markets
  8. Mid Term exam
  9. The Bond Market
  10. The Stock Market
  11. The Mortgage Markets
  12. The Foreign Exchange Market
  13. Banking and the Management of Financial Institutions
  14. Presentations
  15. Presentations

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Project
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project110
    Midterm Exam(s)130
    Presentation110
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • To have deep knowledge of financial markets and Inst.
    • To be able to analyze financial crises
    • To be able to offer solutions to problems in the sector
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Frederic S. Mishkin and Stanley (2011). Financial Markets and Institutions”, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall. (Compulsory) Madura J. (2014). Financial Markets and Institutions (with Stock Trak Coupon). Cengage Learning; 11 edition. (Auxiliary)

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0