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MBA 519 Financial Institution and Markets

In this course, the history, structure and functions of financial institutions (banks, insurance companies, mutual funds, etc.) as well as central banking are introduced. The existence of money, financial intermediaries, financial markets and the necessity of regulations are discussed within domestic and global context. Topics include why banks and other financial institutions exist, how asset prices are determined, what is the risk and term structure of interest rates and what is efficient market hypothesis. All major markets and their respective financial instruments are studied to develop the necessary quantitative toolset for sensible decision making in an increasingly global economy. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

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