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Applied Capital and Financial Markets BUSA 7500

Business Administration Course

Course details

This course provides students with deep practical knowledge of financial markets and institutions. It will develop understanding and appreciation of the direct linkages between theoretical concepts and their real-world applications employed by managers. Students will learn about interest rates, asymmetric information, foreign currencies, hedging financial risks and a range of financial instruments that will prepare them to interact with financial institutions and participate in financial markets.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Acceptance into the Bachelor of Business Administration program.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$858.08

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are two offerings of BUSA 7500 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 89533

Duration

Thu Jan 05 - Thu Apr 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 89533
  • $858.08
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Apr 13 N/A N/A Online
Feb 16 Thu 18:00 - 20:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2045
Apr 13 Thu 18:00 - 20:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2045
Instructor

Richard Miles

Course outline

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Credits

4

Cost

$858.08

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the part-time BBA Degree Program. Registration approval is automatically granted upon acceptance. This online course follows a weekly schedule with posted due dates for assignments and exams. However, lecture content is asynchronous with no weekly face-to-face meetings with the instructor. The midterm and final exam will be held at the Burnaby campus on February 16 and April 13.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 89546

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Apr 18 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 89546
  • $858.08
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Apr 18 Tue 18:00 - 21:30 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

4

Cost

$858.08

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Enrollment is restricted to students accepted into the part-time BBA Degree Program. Registration approval is automatically granted upon acceptance. This is an in-person class held at the Burnaby campus on Tuesday evenings.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Illustrate the importance and role of financial markets and institutions in management decision making.
  • Assess the general structure, components, the role of risk sharing and asymmetric information in the operation of financial markets and intermediaries, and their role of channeling funds from savers to businesses in domestic and international contexts.
  • Calculate and explain the differences among yield to maturity, current yield, rate of return, rate of capital gain, and real and nominal interest rates.
  • Evaluate the factors that affect the demand for assets and other factors that affect the equilibrium interest rate in the bond market.
  • Analyze three factors that affect the risk structure of interest rates and the three theories of why interest rates differ across the range of maturities.
  • Explain the efficient market hypothesis and behavioural finance and how both play a unique role in understanding financial markets.
  • Examine the importance of financial intermediates and financial innovations and their impact on the economy.
  • Assess the ramifications of global financial crises and event driven recessions and the interplay between governments, institutions, and other market participants.
  • Examine the characteristics and calculate the prices of securities in the following markets: money markets, bond markets, stock markets, mortgage markets, and foreign exchange markets.
  • Explain the importance and influence of investment banks, brokers and dealers, and venture capital firms on financial markets and other market participants.
  • Evaluate the operation of the derivative market and the key instruments used to hedge financial risk faced by businesses and financial institutions including forward contracts, financial futures, options, and swaps.

Effective as of Fall 2021

Related Programs

Applied Capital and Financial Markets (BUSA 7500) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time

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