- Student Records
Programme & Unit Catalogues

MN10403: Financial markets context international

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is not available to visiting/exchange students.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of the unit is to give students an introduction to the functions of the financial markets, and to provide an understanding of the different types of financial markets (the banking system, the bond markets, the stock markets, and the markets for derivatives). The unit also considers key financial instruments and institutions. Focussing on the UK, the course analyses market inefficiencies, and the role of regulatory bodies such as the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

Learning Outcomes:
After attending this unit students should know about the major financial markets and institutions, and have an appreciation of market inefficiencies, and how these markets are regulated and controlled.

Students will develop their analytical and conceptual skills, and an ability to present material and debate and defend positions through seminar based presentations and discussion.

Banking system; money markets; bond markets; stock markets, derivatives.
Regulation. Legal framework and regulatory bodies in the UK. Role of Central Banks, Monetary Authorities, and FSA.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN10403 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time) - Year 1
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.