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Course details

This course is designed to convey the nature and function of capital markets, the important features of the securities which trade in these markets and the factors which contribute to the value of securities. A discussion of derivative instruments and mutual funds will be included.






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FMGT 4620 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 83234


Thu Jan 19 - Thu Mar 16 (9 weeks)

  • 9 weeks
  • CRN 83234
  • $614.07
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 19 - Mar 16 Thu 17:30 - 21:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 385

David Rose

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.






Learning Outcomes

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

  • Evaluate the structure of capital markets and their function within the Canadian economy.
  • Analyze the purpose of investments and appreciate their risks and rewards.
  • Interpret the workings and mechanics of a stock exchange.
  • Identify sources of information on the performance of publicly traded companies.
  • Interpret the nature of marketable securities and the factors which influence their price.
  • Categorize the various methods employed to evaluate the worth of a marketable security.
  • Outline the nature of derivatives markets and compare and contrast the principal options.
  • Assess the nature of mutual funds in terms of their advantages, disadvantages and performance.

Effective as of Winter 2015

Related Programs

Security Fundamentals (FMGT 4620) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Diploma Full-time
  2. Accounting
    Diploma Part-time
  3. Financial Management (Finance Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  4. General Insurance and Risk Management
    Diploma Full-time


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