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ICBM: Financial Markets28556/2165/2122/1/83
Study guide

ICBM: Financial Markets

28556/2165/2122/1/83
Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • International programmes Management and Communication, programme stage 2
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 4 credits
Teaching staff: El Majdoub Said
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 2
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: This course unit is eligible for compensation according to the compensated fail criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 74,00 hours

Caution

This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.

Short description

This course aims to provide with

- a comprehensive introduction of the main aspects and topics related to global financial markets and its participants
- a fundamental understanding of the key drivers, features and developments in global financial markets

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Educational organisation (text)

Class room lectures

Learning outcomes (list)

OLR FV 1.0 - The bachelor BM/FV has insights in the processes and rules inside the finance and insurance sector, in general corporate organisational processes as well as in their interconnection, and can consequently apply these insights in a broad, globalised and changing (inter)national context.
You explain the role and functioning of financial institutions in the national and international market in a globalized and changing context.
You explain the functioning of the financial markets and the stock exchange.
You clarify the characteristics and functioning of the money and capital market and the financial instruments traded.
You clarify the characteristics and functioning of the derivatives market and the financial instruments traded.
You clarify the characteristics and functioning of the foreign exchange market and the financial instruments traded.
You clarify the characteristics and properties of the various financial instruments.
You clarify the characteristics and properties of the various financial instruments.
You compare the various types of banking activities with their characteristics and differences.
OLR FV 7.2 - The bachelor BM/FV can communicate professionally, in spoken and written English, using the appropriate vocabulary in a professional context.
You understand profession-specific longer texts.
You express yourself spontaneously and correctly in most formal situations and use appropriate business terminology.
OLR FV 10.0 - The bachelor BM/FV regulates his personal professional development, independently monitors (inter)national trends and consequently integrates the resulting insights.
You make connections between the subject matter and current events in the financial sector.

Course content

Introduction
Chapter I – Banking and financial institutions: including role of Central Banks
Chapter II – Global financial markets: money market, capital market, bond market, stock exchanges
Chapter III – Foreign exchange markets
Chapter IV – Options and derivative markets: futures, forwards, swaps
Chapter V – Trends and actual topics in global financial markets

A comprehensive introduction of the main aspects and topics related to global financial markets and its participants

A fundamental understanding of the key drivers, features and developments in global financial markets: capital markets, money markets, bond markets, stock markets, foreign exchange markets including the different financial derivatives markets

Study material (text): Mandatory

Costs for this course are limited, mainly the costs for (own) printing or copies.

PowerPoint presentations (incl. examples/exercises) will be made available on AP's intranet.

Recommended textbook: the handbook referenced hereafter is used as a background and support for this course: "Valdez. S., Molyneux, Ph. (2016). An introduction to global financial markets, Palgrave Macmillan, 8th edition (518 pages)"

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials24,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours50,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
MomentForm%Remark
Semester 2Skills assessment hands off100,00Open and/or closed questions
Closed book
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
MomentForm%Remark
2nd examination periodSkills assessment hands off100,00Open and/or closed questions
Closed book