sap course 1429263968

Course Code & Number:

ECON 352

Course Title:

Financial Economics and Financial Markets

Level:

BS

Credit Hours/ ECTS Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Conceptual understanding of finance. Asset pricing and modern portfolio theory. Insights into theoretical, empirical and practical issues concerning the operation of financial markets.

Pre-requisite / Co-requisite:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Spring
Type: 
Elective
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language: 
English
Objectives: 

This course describes the economic and financial environment within which businesses and government organisations operate. This course aims to explain how market systems operate and the role of specialist institutions within the markets. Students will gain an understanding of how individuals actually make financial decisions (descriptive) and guidance on how to improve financial decision making (prescriptive) in themselves and others.

Software Usage: 
Students will use MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access) to work on their weekly assignments about 2 hours a week.
Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Discuss the importance as well as the behaviour of the financial markets in a modern market economy. 
2. Explain the determination of price on bonds and other interest bearing financial instruments. 
3. Have knowledge about how a central bank implements monetary policy and the impact that then will be given on the interest rates. 
4. Manage risk when prices on financial as well as nonfinancial assets are determined. 
5. Exhibit skills to make company valuations. 
6. Make independent decisions in the field of financial economics.
7. Possess knowledge of economic basis of financial transactions, valuation of financial instruments and risks involved in financial transactions. 
8. Appreciate reports in the financial press about economic developments, the financial markets and their implications for industry and commerce. 
9. Employ the techniques available to evaluate financial performance and risk. 

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Demonstrating
Problem Solving
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Guest Speakers
Hands-on Activities
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Labrotary Work
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
40
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
24
hrs

Prepared By:

Jülide Yıldırım Öcal

Revised By:

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