FI363 Financial Institutions & Markets

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FI 363 Financial Institutions & Markets


S1HH 2008 PA


Garcia, Chad A.


Adjunct Faculty


B.B.A. Accounting
M.B.A. Marketing
M.B.A. Finance

Office Location

By Appointment Only

Office Hours

By Appointment Only

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

January 2008 - March 2008

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM


E.C. 301

Credit Hours



Financial Markets and Institutions, Seventh Edition (Jeff Madura)

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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

Educational Philosophy:

Learning will be achieved through lectures, quizzes, exams, class discussion, reading the text, and working the assigned homework problems.  Students should expect to spend at least 2 hours of outside study, for each hour spent in class.  Any additional hand-outs will be provided to the student by the Instructor.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the money supply response to changes in key variables including the reserve ratio, the nonborrowed monetary base, the discount rate, the currency ratio, expected deposit outflows, and market interest rates.
  2. Compare the Classical and Neoclassical (Monetarist) views of money demand with the Keynesian view, focusing on the role of interest rates and the debate surrounding the velocity of money.
  3. Identify the tools, goals, and targets of monetary policy.
  4. Discuss the transmissions mechanisms of monetary policy.
  5. Discuss how asymmetric information, adverse selection, and moral hazard relate to banking regulation in the U.S. and abroad.
  6. Apply macroeconomic and monetary theory to a selected real world situation.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Writing Assignments - 25%
Midterm - 35%
Final Exam - 40%***



90% - 100% = A
80% - 89%  = B
70% - 79%  = C
60% - 69%  = D
0%  - 59%  = F

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Any late submissions will not be accepted without a valid excuse. Make-up quizzes and exams will be determined by the Instructor.  Only those students with a valid excuse, supported by documented evidence, will be granted make-ups.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Class participation is encouraged through class discussions, attendance, and reading chapter materials prior to coming to class.  Please respect the opinions of other students, and remain focused on the topics at hand.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Students - Read all assigned chapter prior to coming to class. Homework will be assigned weekly through hand-outs and course materials.

**Writing assignments will be given out in class**

Week 1
Chapters 3, 4, 5 

Week 2
Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 
Writing Assignment #1 Due

Week 3
Chapters 10, 11, 12 
Writing Assignment #2 Due

Week 4
Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16
Writing Assignment #3 Due

Week 5
Midterm Exam

Week 6
Chapters17, 18, 19
Writing Assignment #4 Due

Week 7
Chapters 20, 21, 22
Writing Assignment #5 Due

Week 8
Chapters 23, 24, 25
Writing Assignment #6 Due

Week 9
Final Exam

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

Disability Guidelines:
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