FI363 Financial Institutions & Markets

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FI 363 Financial Institutions and Markets


U1J 2006 IN


Colapietro, Vito


Adjunct Faculty


B.A. Economics
M.A. Economics

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

June 06 to July 30

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM



Credit Hours


The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets by Mishkin, Fredric S., Boston: Addison Wesley, 7th Edition UPDATE, 2004.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Course Description:
A study of the macrofinancial environment with emphasis on the structure,  functions, and economic role of financial institutions and markets.  This  includes the role of commercial banks, the central banking system and  international finance.  Prerequisite:  EC301.  3:0:3

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  2. es including the reserve ratio, the non-borrowed monetary base, the discount rate, the currency ratio, expected deposit outflows,and market iterest rates.
  3. 2. Compare the Classical and Neoclassical (Monetarist) views with the Keynesian view.
  4. 3. Identify the tools, goals, and targets of monetary policy.
  5. 4. Discuss the transmission mechanism of monetary policy.
Class Assessment:
Attendance is required, text assignments must be read prior to class,and overall performance will be evaluated with amidterm and a final exam each worth 40 percent of the total grade. another assignment, worth 20 percent, will consist of a short classroom presentation.

Two exams worth 40 percent each and one individual presentation worth 20 percent.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Results in a reduced letter grade, unless accompanied by an acceptable excuse.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
1.June 6 Chapters 1,2
2.June 13 Chapters 3,4
3.June 20 Chapters 5,6
4.June 27 Chapters 6,7
5.July 4 Exam 1, Chapter 10
6.July 11 Chapters 15,16
7.July 18, Chapters 17, 18
8.July 25 Chapter 27, Exam 2.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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