Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

Walsh

FIN 310 FINANCIAL MARKETS

This course provides an overview of financial market operations and institutions, enabling students to understand and critically assess a broad array of economic and financial information. The course explores the flow of funds from lenders to borrowers, emphasizing the role of financial intermediaries, investment banks, and securities firms. Money and capital markets are analyzed, along with financial securities offered in each. The relationship between loan- able funds and interest rates will also be considered. An extensive analysis will be made of the structure and goals of the Federal Reserve System, including monetary policy goals and open market operations. The course concludes with an investigation of foreign exchange markets, floating exchange rates, and the role played by multilateral financial organizations in the global economy.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

ECN 202

Distribution

FINANCE