FI363 Financial Institutions & Markets

for U1B 2012

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FI 363 Financial Institutions & Markets


U1B 2012 BLA


Jones, Keith T.


Adjunct Professor


MBA - Master of Business Administration
BS - Accounting

Office Location

Park University - Ft. Bliss Campus

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Semester Dates

04 Jun - 29 Jul

Class Days

Tu - Th

Class Time

5:00pm - 7:30pm


FI - 360

Credit Hours



Financial Markets & Institutions,    Mishkin & Eakins edition 7, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011

ISBN 978-0-132-13683-9

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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:

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. Explore and discuss a comprehensive definition of interest rates
  2. Understand how to calculate the value of long term securities.
  3. Have a working knowledge of the Mortgage market and it definitions to include amortization schedules
  4. Have basic understand of the banking industry and its financial reporting system.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

The final exam for FI 363 will be the assessment tool used for this course. The exam will be comprehensive and the grade used to determine competency levels achieved by the students. The exam will be closed book and closed notes. The exam consists of multiple choice questions covering the chapter readings in the course and problems that examine the critical thinking, effective communication skills and technical skills of the student. 



Class Assessment: Examinations, presentations, projects, papers, etc.

Tests                                                                            25%
Mid-Term                                                                      20%

Final Exam                                                                    30%
Homework                                                                    10%

Research Probe                                                            15%


Final Grade                                                                100%

100 – 90                                  A

89 – 80                                    B

79 – 70                                    C

69 – 60                                    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:

Usually I do not accept late submission of work;  however, talk with me prior to deadline of submitting any course work  and I will make arrangements for a later submission if it seems justifiable  and fair to other students. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students should conduct themselves properly at all times in the classroom, and never interrupt the instructor when he has clearly shown that lecture is in order.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK             TOPIC


One-Jun 5 & 7

            Chapter 1   (Why Study Financial Markets & Institutions

            Chapter 2 (Overview of the Financial System)

            Research Probe I given out-Due 21 Jun

            Homework 1 Given out due back 12 Jun

Two – Jun 12 & Jun 14  

Chapter 3 (What do Interest Rates Mean)

            Chapter 5(How Do Risk and Term Structure Affect Interest Rates?)

            Homework 1 due 12 Jun

            Homework 2 Given out due 19 Jun

            Test I on 14 Jun

 Three- Jun 19 & Jun 21

Chapter 11 (The Money Markets)

            Homework 2 due 19 Jun

            Homework 3 Given out due on 26 Jun

            RESEARCH PROBE I DUE 21 Jun

 Four – Jun 26 & Jun 28

Chapter 12 (The Bond Market)

            Homework 3 26 Jun

            Homework 4 given out due 3 Jul

            Mid-Term on 28 Jun

            Research Prop II given outdue 19 Jul

Five – Jul 3 & Jul 5

 Chapter 13 (The Stock Market)

            Homework 4 due 3 Jul

            Homework 5 given out due 10 Jul

Six – Jul 10 & Jul 12

Chapter 14 (The Mortgage Markets)

            Homework 5 due 10 Jul

            Homework 6 given out due 17 Jul

            Test II on 12 Jul

Seven – Jul 17 & Jul 19

Chapter 17 (Banking and the Management of Financial Institutions

            Homework 6 due 17 Jul

            Research Probe II due 19 Jul

EightJul 24 & Jul 26

Final Exam Review

Final Exam 26 Jul

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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