ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS
Code KMGT665
Coordinator

 
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

KMGT661 CORPORATE FINANCE 2; KMGT663 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS; KMGT670 CORPORATE FINANCE 1; KMGT691 STRATEGIC MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT; KMGT692 ASSURANCE AND MANAGEMENT CONTROL; KMGT693 STRATEGIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT; KMGT694 INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND REGULATION 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           50

100

150
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 0
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session    32       
Assessment 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session    20       
Assessment 3 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session    20       
Assessment 4 Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session    14       
Assessment 5 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session    14       

Aims

This module 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 module explores the flow of funds from lenders to borrowers, emphasising the role of financial intermediaries, investment banks, and securities firms. Money and capital markets are analysed from a critical perspective;

The module concludes with an investigation of foreign exchange markets, floating exchange rate regimes, and the role played by multilateral financial organisations in the global economy.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Understand and critically evaluate the structure, role of institutions, and risk–return relationships associated with the intermediation process.

(LO2) Understand and critically appraise the role of government(s) and regulation(s) in maintaining stability in financial markets.

(LO3) Explain how to mitigate organisational and systemic financial risks.

(LO4) Explain how financial and real markets are linked.

(LO5) Explain and critically analyse how interest rates are determined by real and financial market phenomena.

(S1) Communication Skills: Students will have opportunities to develop written and oral communication skills through group discussions, in-class presentations and coursework. This will be assessed by written assignments, reports, the dissertation and short individual and group presentations.

(S2) Problem Solving and Decision Making: Students will be challenged to think critically about organisational issues and dilemmas. They will do this by gathering and synthesising information, analysing alternative perspectives and options and presenting a considered opinion or course of action in their course assessment.

(S3) Numeracy Skills: Students will learn to apply financial and statistical techniques. These are developed as part of the modules covering finance, accounting, economics and econometrics.

(S4) Information and Communication Technology Skills: Students will have opportunities to improve their ICT skills. Students will demonstrate skills in the use of software applications including word processing, visual presentations, data bases, econometric packages, spreadsheets and using the internet for information searches in the course of researching and presenting coursework.

(S5) Group Working and Networking Skills: In class assignments for students will require them to work in groups and manage the interaction and relationships with other group members. In doing so, they will gain experience in negotiation, persuasion, influencing and managing conflict. Furthermore, students will be required to engage with fellow students and external business contacts in establishing a networked resource for the exchange of ideas and the development of future business relationships.

(S6) Personal Effectiveness: This applies to all modules where students will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice and to challenge and critique assumptions about management, economic and financial theory.

(S7) Time management. This applies to all modules of the programme and is relevant for planning scheduled work and meeting assessment deadlines. This will be evident in the students’ independent management of their assignments and coursework and by meeting coursework deadlines.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Virtual classroom hours (for online modules)
Notes: Number of hours per week, per student expected in the virtual classroom in discussion, dedicated to group work and individual assessment is 7.

Teaching Method 2 - Non-classroom hours (for online modules)
Notes: Number of hours per week, per student expected for reading, research and other individual work to support engagement in the classroom is 13.


Syllabus

 

Financial market principles;

Intermediation and banking;

Insurance intermediation, global payment systems and introduction to foreign exchange (FX) markets;

Five key global financial markets;

Global government securities and mortgage markets;

Debt and equity markets;

Market regulation and innovation – a dialectic approach;

Linking corporate strategic goals to financial markets.


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.