fis260 | undergraduate
Financial Markets & Institutions: You Can Bank On It
This undergraduate-level course is 9 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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The Financial Environment and the Monetary System
- Describe the four pillars of finance
- Discuss characteristics and components of the financial system.
- Discuss the relationship between money supply and economic activity.
Finance in the Real World
- Analyze the current financial environment.
- Discuss career opportunities in finance.
Return and Risk Concepts
- Explain risk and portfolio diversification.
- Differentiate between historical and expected rates of return.
- Calculate arithmetic averages, variances, and standard deviations.
- Differentiate between systematic and unsystematic risk.
The Federal Reserve System
- Explain the structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System.
- Describe monetary policy functions.
Economic Policy and the Money Supply
- Discuss national economic policy objectives.
- Discuss control of the money supply.
International Trade and Finance
- Outline the development of the international monetary system.
- Discuss international trade.
- Calculate currency exchange rates.
Savings and Investment and Interest Rates
- Evaluate reasons for budget deficits.
- Describe what affects interest rates.
- Discuss savings and investment processes.
Capital Budgeting, Capital Structure and the Cost of Capital
- Describe the capital budgeting process.
- Explain capital budgeting techniques.
- Evaluate the purpose of capital structure.
Banks and Financial Institutions
- Discuss the roles of major financial institutions.
- Analyze functions of the banking system.
- Discuss international banking.
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