FIN8202 Financial Markets and Instruments
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm.
This course examines the structure, operation and performance of the global financial system, using principles of financial and monetary economics. Students are introduced to a selection of financial markets, institutions and instruments, the operations of which largely determine key financial variables that affect decisions to save and invest in the real economy. The main components of the Australian financial system and how they relate to major markets in the world are explained. In addition, a number of uniquely international financial institutions are examined, and a number of contemporary topics such as the recent global financial crisis are discussed.