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TERM: Summer 1998 COURSE NUMBER: COURSE TITLE: Selected Markets CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Overview of selected financial markets . INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Cheryl Frohlich OFFICE: 42/3210 OFFICE HOURS: T Th 3:00-4:30 and by appointment. PHONE: 620-2630 (office); 223-9516 (home) CLASS TIME: Sat. 1:00 - 4:45 p.m. REQUIRED TEXT: Jeff Madura, Financial Markets and Institutions, 4 th edition WHY TAKE FINANCE? Finance is the language of business. Understanding finance is essential for all business students whether the intended major is management, marketing, law, or accounting. A finance background provides a graduate with fundamental training that can be used in all aspects of organizational activity, whether commercial, governmental, or institutional. THIS COURSE INTENDS This course examines selected financial markets of the U. S. economy. 1. Objective: The objective of this class is providing the student the opportunity to stretch to his/her full thinking potential. The course is very rigorous and the student must integrate concepts in lecture and test. A working knowledge of the mortgage, future, option, swap and foreign exchange markets will be expected at the conclusion of the course. 2. Lecture-Discussion: Most of the class periods will be devoted to covering material from the textbook or assigned readings. Class participation through discussion, questions, examples, or newspaper articles is required. I will expect each of you to remain abreast of current developments in financial markets and financial institutions in general. In order to accomplish this the Wall Street Journal along with certain weekly publications such as Business Week, Newsweek , or Forbes need to be read on a regular basis. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENT : None ORAL COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENT: Oral communication skills will be demonstrated through class participation. In addition, discussion of homework when presented in class will be required. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS:
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2011 for the course FIN 4504 taught by Professor Banko during the Summer '08 term at University of Florida.

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