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BUSA 7500 - Applied Capital and Financial Markets

Business Administration Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.


​Acceptance into the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 89546

Thu Jan 06 - Thu Apr 14 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Jan 12 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 203
Jan 19 - Apr 14 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2020


William Shen

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Enrollment is restricted to students accepted into the part-time BBA. Registration approval is automatically given upon full acceptance into the program. This is an in-person class held at the Burnaby campus.

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

In Progress and Full

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

BUSA 7500 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

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


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