FI363 Financial Institutions & Markets

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FI 363 Financial Institutions & Markets


F1OO 2011 WO


Hutton, Angeline E.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science - Accounting/Business
Master of Health Administration

Office Location

Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.

Office Hours

9 to 4:30 - Monday through Thursday      leave message

Daytime Phone

Home - 573-5141

Other Phone

Cell -  573-644-2602  - DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE


Semester Dates

August 15 through October 9, 2011

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours



Financial Markets and Institutions -  Frederics Mishkin & Stanley G. Eakins
7th Edition - Prentice Hall
ISBN  -  10-0-13-213683-X
               13:  978-0-13-213683-9

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Films - by Front line - "Inside the Meltdown"  and "Breaking the Bank"

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Course Description:
FI363 Financial Institutions and Markets: 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:

My philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, Power Point notes and student participation.  We will evaluate our knowledge with class discussions, 2 exams and a research paper. 
I consider each student an adult that has choosen  this course of study to learn as much as possible about our world of
I consider myself as a partner to each student in the class to facilitate that study.  Therefore, I plan to give much interest and energy to this class and will expect each student to do the same. 

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will obtain a Broad knowledge of the Financial Markets with a better understanding of how and why they work.
  2. Students will be able to discuss the Structure of the Financial System, and the fundamentals of Interest rates and Risk.
  3. Students will obtain a broad understanding of what pushed the latest financial crises; how and why financial crises' occur, and how they effect our economy.
  4. Students will be able to evaluate and discuss the efficiencies of the financial markets and how and why they are manipulated  by the Federal Reserve.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Class participation - 25% -  100 points  
Mid-term exam -     25% -  100 points                     
Home work, research and presentation- 20% - 80 points                    
Final exam - 30% - 120 points
Each student will be expected to complete a research paper, 5 - 7 pages in size and to present the paper to the class on the 7th night of class.  We will discuss and choose topics on the first night of class for approval on the second night of class. 


TOTAL POINTS -  400 points
90 - 100  -   A
80 -  89   -   B
70 - 79  -     C
60 -  69  -    D
Below  60 -  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 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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late class work one week late with good reason will be accepted, with a corresponding reduction in grade.
Past 1 week late, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED 
Midterm and final exams ,  research and presentation  CANNOT BE LATE. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Each student MUST give full respect and consideration to fellow students and instructor AT ALL TIMES.  
Each student will be expected to be in class on time and remain in class throughout the entire class.     
Cell phones will be turned off at all times during class.  Breaks will be given to allow students to check on messages. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 8/18 - Class I -  Class and syllabus discussion with students and instructor on class expectations.
We will discuss Research paper, and possible topics.
READ Chapters 1,2,3 & 4 -  students will achieve an understanding of Financial Markets and their structure - The differenct institutions, debt securites and interest rates along with the rate's role in valuation.
8/25 - Class II -  Declare and finalize topic for research paper.  Individual chapters choosen for homework and class presentation. 
READ Chapters 5,6,7,8,9 -  Students will become familiar with "Risk" and term structure.  They will understand how it effects interest rates.  We will look at and gain a better understanding of the Market's importance in our economy and society as a whole. Film -  "Inside the Meltdown"  by Frontline 
9/1 -  Class III -  Outline of Research paper due -  READ Chapers 10,11, 12 ,13,14 - Students will understand the basic responsibilities of the Federal Reserve System, the monetary policy and it's tools, goals and strategy tactics. 
9/8 -  Class IV -  READ Chapters 15,16,17  -  Students will become aware of the Stocks and Bond Markets and other securites such as Options, Futures and Swap markets.
MIDTERM EXAM -  20 questions worth 5 points each
9/15 -  Class V -  READ Chapters 18,19,20 - We will discuss and obtain a broad awareness of Foreign Exchange, Currency Options and  Derivative Markets.    Research and work on paper and presentations 
9/22 -  Class VI -  READ Chapters 21,22,23 -  We will obtain a good understanding of Commerical Bank Operations, regulations, management and performance -  Film "Breaking The Bank"  - Frontline
9/29 -  Class VII -  READ Chapters 24,25,26 -  Students will obtain a Broad understanding of Mutual Funds, Security Firms - Insurance and Pension Fund Operations 
Research paper presentations.
10/6 -  Class VIII -  Final Exam -  Class Closure 

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 "F".
  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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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