FI363 Financial Institutions & Markets

for U1HH 2013

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FI 363 Financial Institutions & Markets


U1HH 2013 PA


Logsdon, Travis D.


Adjunct Faculty


Masters of Business Administration Finance
BS in Business Management

Office Location

Wright-Patterson AFB

Office Hours

Before and after class

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

Jun 3rd - Jul 28

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM


EC 301

Credit Hours



The Textbook for FI 363 is:
Financial Markets and Institutions, 10/E
Jeff Madura, Florida Atlantic University
ISBN-10: 9780538482134
ISBN-13: 9780538482165
Publisher: South-Western CENGAGE Learning

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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:
As your instructor for this course, I take seriously the educational responsibility and the opportunity I have to assist you in your Academic journey. It is my goal to make this material applicable and relevant to my student’s professional careers and it is the student's responsibility to put forth the effort and make use of the material presented. This course is critical to earn a Bachelor's degree at Park University and the analytical and critical thinking skills learned this term will benefit you the rest of your professional and personal lives.

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. 1. Understand how the world of finance works and how it can enhance your personal financial situation.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Examinations, presentations, homework, articles, research, interaction and participation in class.

Item / AssignmentPoints Weekly Financial Article (7 week @ 20 pts each) (14%)140 2 Quizzes (100 pts each on week 3 & 7) (20%) 200 Midterm (20%) (Week 4)200 Course Project (16%)160 Final (30%)300 Total Points Possible 1000

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:
Determined by the instructor

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
We are all adults; we will be courteous and professional.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WeekTextActivitiesQuizzes / Examinations
Week 1 - 6/4 Chap1 & 2HW: Chap 1: 1, 4, & 12. Chap 2: 2, 6, & 8.
Week 2 - 6/11 Chap 3, 4, & 5HW: Chap 3: 1, 4, & 5. Chap 4: 1, 3, & 10. Chap 5: 1, 6, & 11. Article Due
Week 3 - 6/18 Chap 6 & 7HW: Chap 6: 2, 4, & 10. Chap 7: 3, 4, & 9. Article DueQuiz #1
Week 4 - 6/25 Midterm ExamArticle DueMidterm Exam: Chap 1-7
Week 5 - 7/2 Chap 8 & 9HW: Chap 8: 1, 2, & 10. Chap 9: 1, 2, & 8. Article Due
Week 6 - 7/9 Chap 10, 11, & 12HW: Chap 10: 1, 4, & 5. Chap 11: 1, 3, & 10. Chap 12: 1, 6, & 11. Article Due
Week 7 - 7/16 Chap 13 & 14HW: Chap 13: 2, 4, & 10. Chap 14: 3, 4, & 9. Article DueQuiz #2
Week 8 - 7/23 Final ExamProject DueFinal Exam: Chap 1 - 14

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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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