Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Financial Markets
    • Flow of funds and Determination of Interest Rates
    • The Money Market
    • The Debt-Capital Market
    • Foreign Exchange Market Part A
    • Foreign Exchange Market Part B
    • Equity Market
    • Derivative Market
    • Australian Financial System
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Quizzes
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

  • CLO1: Identify the nature and key components of financial systems domestically and globally to apply in diverse contexts
  • CLO2: Identify the nature, role and determinants of the structure and level of interest rates in economics and financial contexts
  • CLO3: Demonstrate the basic financial mathematics applied to the pricing of money and capital market instruments
  • CLO4: Analyse the characteristics and functions of the main financial intermediaries operating in financial systems in a global context
  • CLO5: Assess the operations of the foreign exchange market including the nature and determinants of exchange rates and relevant investment strategies
  • CLO6: Understand the main features of equity and derivatives markets from investors’ perspective
  • CLO7: Work collaboratively in teams and communicate effectively to produce a high quality report.
  • Assignment 1 - Linked CLOs: 3, 4, 5, 6 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (50%)

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 subject

Entry Requirements

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

Financial Markets is a Level 1 subject that introduces you to the financial markets environment in which business organisations operate. The subject presents an overview of the financial system and its various financial markets, instruments and institutions. You will investigate the nature and role of the main financial markets within the domestic and global environment.

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