FIN 201 Markets and Institutions (3 credits)
This course covers the role and workings of financial markets: money and capital markets, mortgage markets, bond markets, stock markets, foreign exchange markets, and derivative markets. Interest rate theory and the term structure of interest rates are studied. Functions of the Federal Reserve System along with the foundations of monetary theory and policy are studied. The course also examines the management of assets and liabilities by financial institutions including commercial banks, insurance companies, mutual funds, and investment banking.
Prerequisite: FIN 200.