Financial Institutions and Markets (6386.5)
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|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|School Of Information Systems & Accounting
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesStudents who successfully complete this unit will be able to: 1. Outline the differences between the major participants in the financial services sector including banking, insurance, superannuation and other non-banking financial intermediaries;
2. Explain the role of regulatory authorities in the financial services sector in Australia and the payment system;
3. Describe how different financial markets function including debt markets, equity markets, currency markets and derivative markets;
4. Demonstrate the difference between corporate debt and government debt; and
5. Analyse the salient features of various financial products, services and instruments, including risk management instruments traded in these markets.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
Prerequisites5617 Accounting for Managers OR 9516 Principles of Financial Accounting
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Hunt, B. and Terry, C., "Financial Institutions + Markets"
7th edition, 2015, Cengage Learning Australia.
The book can be purchased from the UC Coop Bookshop or from the publisher. The book is also available in the electronic form.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items will be submitted online via the unit Moodle site. The first page of each assessment submission should include the following information:
Word Count (if applicable):
Students' declaration that it is their original work with their signatures
Special assessment requirements
Special assessment requirements
Criteria to complete and pass the unit Financial Institutions & Markets (6386)
In order to achieve a ‘Pass' or higher grade in this unit you will need to:
Attempt all the items of summative assessment; AND
Attempt minimum six online formative tests; AND
Achieve at least 40% of the marks available in the final examination AND
Achieve 50% overall marks
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Inclusion and engagement
No specific requirements regarding lecture and tutorial participation.
Required IT skills
Students will need to be well-versed with the Word, Excel and the Internet, including
accessing information from Moodle website.
Work placement, internships or practicums