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FIN8202 Financial Markets and Instruments

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


Pre-requisite: FIN8201


A study of financial markets and instruments involves an examination of the working of different types of financial markets and the characteristics of the different instruments used by companies and governments. A clear understanding of financial markets and instruments is essential for the practising finance manager. It would help him/her to effectively manage risk, raise new capital, and invest surplus funds. These concepts are also invaluable for financial service professionals and fund managers.

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.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023