Financial Markets - 2016

Unit summary

FNP12

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Invigilated Exam (50%) , Report (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

Learn about the nature and role of the main financial markets in Australia, within the domestic and global environment. Through your studies you will gain an overview of financial systems and their various financial markets, instruments and institutions. Within this framework, the unit is introductory and practically-based and provides you with the background to study more advanced units. You will explore the following topics: the nature, main components and functions of the financial system; the role of financial markets as they serve the needs of economic units, both domestically and globally and the role and determinants of the structure and level of interest rates.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify the nature, main components and functions of the financial system
  2. identify and describe the role of financial markets as they serve the needs of economic units, both domestically and globally
  3. explain the nature, role and determinants of the structure and level of interest rates
  4. demonstrate competency in the use of language and terminology appropriate to financial markets
  5. use basic financial mathematics applied to the pricing of money market instruments
  6. demonstrate competency in the practical application of money market and foreign exchange treasury dealing principles
  7. describe the nature and functions of the main financial intermediaries operating in the financial system
  8. outline and describe the main features of the long-term debt market
  9. outline and describe the main features of the equity market
  10. outline and describe the main features of the derivatives market
  11. describe the operations of the foreign exchange market including the nature and determinants of exchange rates
  12. explain the role of government with respect to financial markets
  13. describe the nature and significance of current developments taking place in the domestic and global financial systems.
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Report (30%)
  • Test (20%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to financial markets
2Financial institutions and government policy
3Flow of funds and determination of interest rates
4The money market
5The debt-capital market
6The equities-capital market
7Foreign exchange market
8Derivatives markets

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Financial Institutions, Instruments and Markets

    By:Viney & Phillips

    ISBN: 9781743079959

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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