Course syllabus FTA - Financial Markets (FBE - SS 2013/2014)


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Course code:
FTA
Course title in Czech:
Financial Markets
Course title in English:
Financial Markets
Semester:
SS 2013/2014
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor
Course type:
required
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
English
Course supervisor: Ing. Martin Širůček, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Faculty of Business and Economics
Teachers:
Ing. Mgr. Radim Gottwald (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Ing. Zlata Kovtun, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Ing. Martin Širůček, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: not Final Bachelor Exam
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-till
Room
Field of study
Year of studyTeacherEntryFrequencyCapacity
Monday9.00-11.50Q25B-EMAJ-MEAJ
1
Lecture
Every week30
Friday
9.00-11.50Q25B-EMAJ-MEAJ
1
Lecture
Every week
30
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
After graduating the course students will obtain a basic knowledge of the principles of functioning of financial markets in economical system. Students will obtain knowledge of the financial institutions operating in the financial markets, financial instruments and products, and financial analysis. They will also be able to apply basic investment decisions and also use financial instruments and tools in life situations and in professional practice. Students will obtain knowledge of financial mathematics and will be able to use its tools in their investment decision-making and in the use of financial products.
 
Course content:
1.Introduction into Theory of Financial Market (allowance 3/0)
 
a.
Relationship of economic system and financial system -- Importance and functions of financial market
b.Financial and real investments, direct and indirect financing
c.
Systematization of financial market
d.
Systematization of securities market
e.
Factors of financial marktes integration

2.Financial Institutions -- Functions and Importance (allowance 6/0)
 
a.
Banking system, banking institutions
b.Insurance companies
c.Institutions of collective investing
d.
Others institutions of financial market

3.Interest Rates (allowance 2/0)
 
a.Functions of interest rates in financial and economic system
b.
Theories of interest rates
c.
Relationships among basic types of interest rates

4.
Actual Trends of World Financial System (allowance 3/0)
5.
Basic Theories of Financial Investments (allowance 4/0)
 
a.
Investments: types, basic characteristic
b.
Supply and demand on markets of financial investment instruments
c.
Basic factors of investment strategy (viewpoint of investor)

6.
Financial instruments and their analysis (allowance 10/0)
 
a.
Classical securities (stocks, bonds)
b.
Securities of collective investing
c.
Financial derivatives
d.
Structured products

7.
Financial Mathematics (allowance 0/28)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
lecture28 h
practice
28 h
preparation for exam52 h
preparation for regular assessment
30 h
preparation for regular testing
30 h
Total
168 h
 
Assessment methods:
Exam: The final written test about Financial Mathematics and Theory of Financial marktes is a condition for oral exam. This test is written part of exam together; the second part is a verbal examination. Minimum for written part of exam is 60 % of total points (40 % form each part).
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
MISHKIN, F S. -- EAKINS, S G. Financial markets and institutions. 6th ed. Boston: Pearson Prentice Hall, 675 p. Prentice Hall series in finance. ISBN 978-0-321-55211-2.
BLACKWELL, D W. -- GRIFFITHS, M D. -- WINTERS, D B. Modern financial markets: prices, yields, and risk analysis. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 496 p. ISBN 0-470-00010-4.
STEINER, B. Mastering financial calculations: a step-by-step guide to the mathematics of financial market instruments. 2nd ed. Harlow, England: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2007. 488 p. ISBN 978-0-273-70444-7.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-EMEN-MEEN Business Economics and Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2013/2014
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 02/06/2014.

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