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Postgraduate Course: Financial Markets (CMSE11127)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits15
Home subject areaCommon Courses (Management School) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe aim of the class is to help you develop an understanding of the financial system and the roles and functions of financial markets and institutions. A particular emphasis is placed on understanding the roles of intermediaries such as banks and investment firms. Most of the examples are drawn from the UK, but international comparisons are made where appropriate.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesBusiness School Postgraduate Students Only
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Financial Markets2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
On completion of the course students will have learned:

Building Block Skills:
> Understand the reasons for the existence of financial markets and institutions
> Be familiar with the main functions of financial markets and institutions
> Understand the roles of retail, wholesale and investment banks
> Understand the roles of various forms of non-bank financial institutions
> Be familiar with the workings of equity capital markets
> Be familiar with the working of money and debt markets
> Understand the concept of market efficiency
> Understand the nature of financial regulation and the reasons for it.
> Be aware of the key difference in financial systems across the major economies

Advanced Topics:
> Conflicts of interest in financial institutions
> The UK $¨Pensions Crisis&ę
> Hedge fund strategies
> Collateralised debt obligations
> Credit default swaps
> The economics of financial regulation

INTELLECTUAL SKILLS AND SUBJECT DEVELOPMENT
The course will develop analytical and problem-solving skills.

Cognitive Skills:
On completion of the course students should have demonstrated that they are able to:
* Understand financial market theory
* Use evidence to assess the validity of theory
* Evaluate competing theoretical explanations

Key Skills:
On completion of the assessed course work students should be able to:
* Identify relevant research material and other evidence
* Use evidence to assess the validity of theory
* Integrate research material into a coherent argument
* Communicate research findings clearly

SUBJECT SPECIFIC SKILLS

Students will gain an ability to understand, speak and write the language of finance and investment. Students will also become familiar with recent developments in financial markets.

Assessment Information
There is one team assignment which counts for 30% of the total mark and a final two hour exam which counts for 70% of the total mark.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsFM
Contacts
Course organiserProf Seth Armitage
Tel:
Email: Seth.Armitage@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Natalie Honeyman
Tel: (0131 6)51 1458
Email: Natalie.Honeyman@ed.ac.uk
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