Singapore University of Social Sciences

Financial Markets

Financial Markets (FIN306)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Finance

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


Synopsis

Financial markets facilitate the transfer of resources in a complex system comprising individuals and institutions. Problems related to the transfer of resources give rise to financial instruments. Recent developments in the financial markets due to information technology and the internet have given rise to virtual markets, institutions and instruments. FIN306 Financial Markets provides a basic understanding of the significance of financial markets in a world of digital economy and shifting global concerns.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Instruments: Tokens, Contracts and Assets
  • Regulation of Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Institutions: Banks, Funds and other Companies
  • Money and Bond Markets
  • Stock Markets: Trading and Instruments (stocks, ETFs, REITs, etc.)
  • Foreign Exchange and Derivative Markets
  • Payment Systems
  • Alternative and Virtual Assets
  • Virtual Markets, Institutions and Instruments
  • Financial Markets in Global Transitions
  • Risk and the Financial System

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise the significance of financial markets, institutions and instruments
  • Show how financial instruments are transacted
  • Distinguish between traditional and virtual entities in financial markets
  • Examine payment systems, financial markets in global transition and systems risk
  • Use information technology to search effectively for financial markets information
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing about issues concerning financial markets
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