FI 363 Financial Institutions & Markets
S1T 2008 DLC
Hepler, Paul L.
Senior Instructor - Adjunct Faculty
MS ManagementBS Management
Jan 14, 2008 - March 9, 2008
Textbook: Financial Markets and Institutions, 7th ed., and accompanying Study Guide by Madura. ISBN: 0-324-28845-X for text, 0-324-28845-8 for study guide
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Homework assignments and group projects, mid-term examination, an options game, comprehensive Final exam and class participation.
% of Grade
Homework assignments/Group Projects
Assignments are due on Sunday
Fifth class week
Mid Term Examination
Fourth class week
Eighth Week Examination
Eighth class week
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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Workload/Due Dates. Each week's work must be completed by Midnight CST on Sunday. Early submission is encouraged.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Welcome to Financial Institutions and Markets (FI363), on line! This course focuses on the actions and interactions of financial institutions, the government, and the community.
Each week we'll focus on three or four chapters in our text, Financial Institutions and Markets, by Madura.
During Week 1, our objective is to understand the many different types of financial markets and institutions and the roles they play through theory, activities, and current examples. We begin to focus on interest rates, how they are determined, and the relationship between rates, time, and securities prices.
During Week 2, we will look at the Federal Reserve system and monetary theory and policy. We will also begin looking at debt security markets with a look at Money Markets and we'll begin to look at Options.
During Week 3, we'll look at other debt security markets including bond markets and mortgage markets. We want to know what these are, how they operate, what purpose they serve, and some of the challenges faced in each of these markets. Perhaps most interesting this week will be the chapter on bond valuation!
During Week 4, we'll have a Mid Term Exam and look at stock markets. We'll try to determine how best to value stocks.
During Week 5, we begin to look at financial futures, options markets, interest rate swap markets and foreign exchange derivative markets.
During Week 6, we examine banks, their sources and uses of funds, and the regulations that govern their operations. We'll also look at how banks are managed and how their performance is measured.
During Week 7, we look at non-bank financial institutions such as savings institutions, credit unions, finance companies, mutual funds, securities firms, pension funds, and insurance companies.
During the final week, we will assess the course itself, the contribution of each team member to the team's efforts, and have an assignment to review what has happened during the 8 weeks we were in this class. We will also have a significant exam. The policy at Park University is for each of you to take a significant, proctored exam during the Eighth week of the class. Unless you are more then two hours from the nearest Park site, you are expected to take the exam at one of the Park sites. (People overseas or other wise out of the area of a Park site will be handled on an individual basis. If you think this applies to you, contact me before you submit your proctor form with details of your situation.) I will send the exam to your proctor; you will have to arrange a time to meet with the proctor and to take the exam, and then have the proctor send it to me. There is additional information below.
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
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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