Singapore University of Social Sciences

Financial System, Financial Markets and Financial Supervision

Financial System, Financial Markets and Financial Supervision (FIN561)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Finance

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


FIN561 Financial System, Financial Markets and Financial Supervision provides an overview on how financial system functions, how financial sector interacts with real economy, and how the trends and challenges in these areas shape the financial regulatory landscape. It examines financial regulations and monetary policies in depth and provides insights on how their developments post Global Financial Crisis have impacted the financial landscape and financial markets, with a focus on Asian financial markets. The course also analyses how the advances in information and digital technology affect the business and operation of financial institutions. Using real-life case studies, the course then addresses the delicate issue of balancing the needs between financial innovation for development, financial stability and investor protection, and suggests pre-requisite conditions for financial innovations. The course further identifies forces shaping the banking industry, introduces various business models and delivery channels of banking services, and investigates the changing world of financial intermediation. Lastly, the course deals with the critical strengths of banking institutions in risky and volatile environment - internal control and risk management. Overall, the course is aimed at providing financial professionals, including the regulators, the FinTech professionals as well as entrepreneurs in related areas, with a good understanding of macro-financial environment and dynamics that affect the development and operation of both traditional financial institutions and emerging FinTech industry.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Overview of financial system and the functions of financial markets
  • Financial sector development
  • The monetary system: central banks and monetary policies
  • The impact of monetary policies on exchange rate, interest rate and asset prices etc.
  • Overview of financial supervision and regulation
  • Macro-prudential supervision for financial stability - balancing development and stability
  • Financial innovation and investors' education and protection
  • Case study: financial innovations, financial stability and investor protection
  • Supervisory and regulatory requirement of capital market and wealth management activities
  • Understanding banking industry: services and business models
  • Understanding banking industry: internal control and risk management
  • General code of ethics and standards of professional conduct in the finance and wealth management industries

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise the role of financial system and financial markets
  • Critique the impacts of financial regulation and monetary policy on the financial markets and financial institutions
  • Evaluate the regulatory concern for consumer protection and the need for a fine balance between financial innovations and development on one hand, and investor protection and stability on the other
  • Assess the general trends and developments of financial markets
  • Demonstrate ethic and integrity when conducting financial innovations and wealth management, and adhere to the principle of ""selling suitable products to suitable customer""
  • Construct business plans for banking institutions with a good understanding of the critical areas of managing such institutions
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