SYLLABUS - FIN 350 Fundamentals of Business Course...

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FIN 350 Fundamentals of Business Course Information: This course is a general survey of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve System, the qualities of a sound monetary system, the theory and value of money, deposit insurance, and foreign exchange. Prerequisites ECN 220, ACC 250, and MAT 134 or equivalent college algebra course. Required Course Materials: Rose, P. S., & Marquis, M. H. (2008). Money and capital markets: Financial institutions and instruments in a global marketplace (10 th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin. ISBN-13 9780077235802 Refer to individual modules for other specific required readings and resources. Topics, Objectives, and Assignments: Module 1: Topic and Objectives An Introduction to Financial Markets Examine the functions performed by financial markets in a free economy. Interpret the prices of financial assets and interest rates as listed in commonly available information sources in print and on the Internet. Explain the significance of information to market participants and what happens when it is not readily available to market participants. Consider the ethical and economic ramifications of insider trading. Distinguish between the various types of financial institutions and financial assets. Module 1: Assignments Problems and Issues 1) Complete Problems and Issues 1, 2, and 3 at the end of chapter 1 in the textbook. 2) Complete Problems and Issues 4 and 7 at the end of chapter 2 in the textbook. 3) Complete Problems and Issues 4 and 5 at the end of chapter 3 in the textbook. 4) You must submit your homework in a single excel file, with each problem on a separate identified tab, e.g. Problem 2 for chapter 1 would be labeled CH1-2. 5) Submit the assignment to the instructor by the end of Module 1.
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Module 2: Topic and Objectives Interest Rates and Security Pricing Calculate coupon yield, current yield, and yield to maturity of a bond. Compute market value of a bond, based on its cash flows and opportunity cost. Conduct simple interest, add-on interest, and annual percentage rate interest calculations. Module 2: Assignments Problems and Issues 1) Complete Problems and Issues 2 through 8 at the end of chapter 4 in the textbook. 2) Complete Problems and Issues 5 through 7 at the end of chapter 5 in the textbook. 3) Complete Problems and Issues 1, 4 through 6, and 9 at the end of chapter 6 in the textbook (For 9, assume the term equals one year). 4) You must submit your homework in a single excel file, with each problem on a separate identified tab, e.g. Problem 2 for chapter 4 would be labeled CH4-2. 5) Submit the assignment to the instructor by the end of Module 2. Module 3: Topic and Objectives
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