This course, which focuses on money and capital markets, has
three objectives for student learning:
1. Students will learn to interpret and assess the importance
of money, credit, and interest rates in a financial system in
terms of the functions of capital markets.
2. Students will be able to evaluate firms' balance sheets and
debt and equity concentrating on market value versus book value.
3. Students will learn to evaluate the myriad of innovative
financial instruments that exist between plain-vanilla debt
(bonds) and equity (common stock).
The overall objective is for the student to be able to evaluate
these important elements of the financial system.
How Interest Rates are Determined
Future of Financial Systems