INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Banking and Finance
||Financial Markets and Institutions
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||2 + 1
|Sanel Halilbegović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
||assist prof dr Sanel Halilbegovic
||Sanel Halilbegović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
|This course examines the form and function of various financial markets and the manner in which financial managers use these markets to accomplish strategic corporate objectives. Focus will be placed on the behavior of major financial institutions and their role in the intermediation process as suppliers of funds as well as the form and function of specific financial markets.
|The objective of the course is to give students understanding of the place of financial system in the economy and to guide students in developing critical thinking skills as applied to financial markets and institutions.
- What do interest rates mean and what is their role in valuation?
- How do risk and term structure affect interest rates?
- Structure of Central Banks
- Conduct of monetary policy: tools, goals, strategy and tactics
- The money markets
- The stock markets
- Preparation for midterm exam
- Midterm exam
- The mortgage markets
- The foreign exchange market
- Banking and the management of financial institutions
- Savings associations and credit unions
- The mutual fund industry
- Insurance companies and pension funds
- Final Exam
- Interactive Lectures
- Practical Sessions
- Discussions and group work
- Student debates
- Case Studies
- Use of educational films
| Midterm Exam(s)||35|
| Final Exam||1||45|
- Demonstrate an awareness of the variety of financial instruments
- Define the types of risks financial institutions face
- • Compare and contrast the major theories of the determination of the general level of interest rates
- • Examine the rationale for financial intermediation
- • Discuss the determinants of bank failure and financial crisis
- Frederic S. Mishkin and Stanley (2009). Financial Markets and Institutions”, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall.
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||15||3||45|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)|| || ||0|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||2||2|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||2||2|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||18||18|
|Preparation for Final Examination||1||30||30|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project||1||15||15|
|Seminar / Presentation||1||15||15|