FI363 Financial Institutions & Markets

for S1Y 2012

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FI 363 Financial Institutions & Markets


S1Y 2012 MN


Martinez, Jose L.


Senior Adjunct Faculty


Business Administration with a Specialization in Computer Information Services, St Leo College
Master of Business Administration, Troy State University

Office Location

NSA Mid South, Millington, TN.

Office Hours

By Appointment

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Semester Dates

16 January 2012 - 11 March 2012

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 9:40 PM


EC 301

Credit Hours



Financial Markets and Insititutions, Mishkin & Eakins, 7th Edition, 2012 Pearson Prentice-Hall
ISBN:  978-0-13-213683-9

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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:
Students are required to regularly attend all class sessions.  Each studetn will prepare a written case study report.  The case analysis report will be evaluated on the quality of writing, coherency, concisenesss and grammitical correctness.  The instructor's philosphy in one of interactiveness based on lecture, readings, dialogues, functions and economic role of financial insitutions and markets. 

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. Identify Financial Markets and Insitituions role in current economic envirnoment.
  2. Discuss the functions of financial markets
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
A comprehensive final exam is the chosen assessment device for Financial Markets and Insitituions course.  The exam will be held during the last week of the course.  This test will compise 30% of the students overall grade.


Mid Term Exam
200 Points
Comprehensive Final Exam   
300 Points
Group Research Paper   
Group Research Paper Presentation   
150 Points
5 Points
Class Attendance and Participation   
150 Points
150 Points   
1000 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:
Students with valid emergencies will be given consideration. Exams must be taken on dates assigned or penalty will be assigned.  Research papers must be turned in on or before due date.  No late assignmens will be accepted. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please follow the campus rules for conduct in the classroom.  Cell phones should be set to silent durign class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

17 January 2012 Class Introduction - Chapters 1, 2
23 January 2012   

Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6


31 January 2012      

Chapers 7, 8, 9, 10


7 February 2012    Mid Term Exam
13 February 2012   

Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14


21 Februry 2012      

Chapters 15, 16, 17, 18


28 February 2012   

Research Papers Due

Group Presenations

6 March 2012    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 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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