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This module introduces students to the range of influences on globalised financial markets and the impact of market failure upon businesses and the macro-economy In particular the module will combine

This module introduces students to the range of influences on globalised financial markets and the impact of market failure upon businesses and the macro-economy. In particular the module will combine theory and policy with an analysis of financial crises within a global context.

 

Learning Strategy

Generally, a one hour lecture will be accompanied by a one hour tutorial per week. Lectures will provide students with essential insights into the global financial environment, including associated theoretical underpinnings. Weekly seminars will allow students to present material for discussion and extend students’ knowledge of theory and its relation to practice. Case studies will be used to facilitate understanding.

 

Tutorials will also require students to demonstrate skills and competencies outlined above and to discuss relevant issues learnedly and confidently via group situations. Presentation and oral communication skills will be honed in tutorials.

 

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding Outcomes

 

On completion of this module students will:

 

1. Attain a critical understanding of the nature of the operation of the global monetary and financial system.

2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the links between monetary theory and the operation of international financial markets

3. Develop an in-depth understanding of the nature of financial products and their use.

4. Critically understand the nature of different types of financial risk and the importance of risk management.

 

 

Ability Outcomes

 

On completion of this module students will be able to:

 

1. Assess the effectiveness of international financial markets and institutions.

2. Analyse the impact of different types of risk and uncertainty on financial institutions.

3. Locate the origins, nature and causes of national and global financial crises.

4. Use case study material to evaluate the impact of different types of financial crises on national economies.

5. Use appropriate economic theory to discuss the causes and examine the consequences of financial crises.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment Strategy

In order to pass the module all forms of assessment must be attempted.

 

Formative assessment

 

A range of formative devices; typically in-class tests and feedback on participation within a seminar environment.

 

The tutorial classes will offer direct feedback to students regarding their progress.

 

Summative Assessment

 

Assessment tasks (including assessment weightings)

 

An individual, 15 minute, presentation (10 minutes for presenting and 5 minutes discussion) weighted at 50%.

Covers learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 7,8 and 9 weighted at 50%. Not marked anonymously. Eligible for tutor reassessment.

 

Student’s will be able to select one topic from the following list to present on until all available slots have been selected for that particular topic (first come first served basis):

 

1. Pick two International organisations of your choice and discuss their role(s) in a globalised world.

 

2. As a bank manager what are the main concerns you may have to make sure that you stay operational and avoid financial fragility, yet achieve maximum profit for your shareholders.

 

3. Pick one of the following financial crises and discuss how it came about, what occurred during the crisis and how it concluded (if it has).

Latin American Debt Crisis

The East Asian Financial Crisis

Global Financial Crisis

 

4. Debate either as a Keynesian or a Monetarist and present your arguments on a resolution to the current financial crisis.

 

5. Present your ideas about whether or not a future financial crisis may be avoided.

 

A 2,500 word (maximum) individual coursework based on the individual presentation, weighted at 50%.

Covers learning outcomes 2-7 weighted at 50%. Not marked anonymously. This course work is eligible for tutor reassessment. This is the final piece of assessment.

 

Due for submission on 12th January 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment Criteria

 

The assessment for criteria is as set out in the Huddersfield University Business School Assessment Guidelines. The guidelines provide criteria for the assessment of both coursework and examinations.

 

See below for guidance on criteria for the essay:

 

CRITERIA

EXCELLENT

(70%+)

GOOD

(60 – 69%)

SATISFACTORY

(50 – 59%)

WEAK

(40 – 49%)

POOR

(

 

Quality of research

 

Excellent use of sources. Extensive use made of appropriate journal articles

 

Good use of sources. Wide range of High quality sources used.

 

Satisfactory use of a range of sources. Relies on small number of sources.

 

 

Evidence of some research. Limited sources used

 

Little use of sources beyond key textbooks

 

Knowledge and understanding

 

Authoritative handling of complex material

 

 

Skilled, demonstrates sound knowledge

 

Satisfactory knowledge and understanding of main issues

 

 

Some knowledge and understanding of main issues and concepts

 

Little knowledge or understanding of the issues and concepts

 

Argument – how well you develop an argument

 

 

Well focused, convincing argument which demonstrates precision of thought

 

Logical, justified argument and effective writing style

 

Logical, clear presentation with competent style of writing

 

Attempt made to meet objectives. May lack balance or ability to develop an argument

 

 

Little evidence of analysis or development of an argument

 

Structure and clarity

 

Well structured and easily understood.

 

 

Coherent, soundly structured.

 

Adequately structured Reasonably easy to understand.

 

Some attempt to structure. Lacks clarity in some areas.

 

Very little understanding of how to structure. Very poor in terms of clarity

 

Ability in handling of quotations and references

 

 

High degree of skill in use of references

 

Skilled use of references .

 

Adequate use of references

 

Limited use of references

 

Very little or no reference to the literature

 

Originality

 

Demonstrates excellent insight and creativity

 

 

Demonstrates insight and individual thought

 

Demonstrates synthesis of knowledge

 

Limited evidence of thought or originality

 

No originality

 

 

 

 

Outline Programme

 

Please see Delivery schedule under Learning Resources on the UniLearn module page for latest details

 

The provisional schedule for the semester is below. The dates and content are subject to change.

 

Lecture notes will be available in advance of the lectures and printed copies of slides will not be provided. Lectures take place on Wednesday at 10:15 in BS1/07. Students will also attend a tutorial class on a Tuesday.

 

Tutorial exercises will be made available following lectures for discussion in the next week’s class.

 

Week

Week commencing

Tutorial (Tuesday)

Lecture (Wednesday)

1

29th September

Introduction, course outline, what you know already.

Globalisation Introduction. Balance of payments and exchange rates.

 

2

6th October

Tutorial 1: Questions on globalisation.

 

International institutions.

 

 

 

3

13th October

Presentations 1: Pick two International organisations...

 

 

Introduction to the financial sector - banking and Central banking.

4

20th October

Tutorial 2: Questions on financial institutions.

 

 

 

Bank management, their balance sheets and financial fragility.

5

27th October

Presentations 2: As a bank manager what are the main concerns....

 

Introduction to financial crises.

6

3rd November

Tutorial 3: Questions on financial crises.

Case study examples of Financial Crises.

(East Asian 1997, Global crisis 2007+)

7

10th November

Reading week

Reading week

 

 

 

8

17th November

Assessment 3: Pick one of the following crises and ...

Keynesians, Monetarists, Doves and Hawks – different economic schools.

 

 

9

24th November

Tutorial 4: Questions on different schools of economic thought.

The comparisons of different economic schools of thought and how they apply to globalisation.

10

2nd December

Assessment 4: Debate either as a Keynesian ...

Crisis management, outcomes and solutions.

 

 

11

9th December

Tutorial 5: Questions on financial crisis management, outcomes and solutions.

 

Can we ever predict or prevent an economic crisis? Early warning indicators.

12

16th December

Assessment 5: Present your ideas ....

 

 

Summing up a global world and what is in store for the future.

(Revision advice)

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Further information regarding the dates for the assessed presentations will be made available in lectures and via Unilearn as available.

 

The date for submission of the assessed essay will be 12th January 2014, via electronic submission.

 

 

Module Reading

 

Recommended:

 

Howells, P., Bain, K. `Financial Markets and Institutions.’ Prentice Hall

Mishkin. F. S. and Eakins. S.G., ‘Financial Markets & Institutions’, Pearson Addison Wesley

Pilbeam. K., ‘International Finance’, Macmillan

 

Supplementary:

 

Allen. L., ‘Capital Markets and Institutions: A Global View’, Wiley

Chisholm. A.M., ‘International Capital Markets’, Wiley

Matthews. K and Booth. P., ‘Monetary Economics and Financial Markets’, Wiley

Turner, G., ‘The Credit Crunch’, Pluto Press

 

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Intended Learning Outcomes

 
This assessment addresses the following learning outcome(s) for the module:

 

§ Acquire a clear perspective of the evolving practice of monetary, banking and financial systems in developed economies

§ Understand the functions of UK and global financial institutions and markets

§ Understand the regulatory framework in which banks and building societies operate and the implications for the size and structure of their respective balance sheets

§ Interpret economic information presented in verbal, numerical or graphical form and translate such information from one form to another

§ Collect data relating to the monetary, banking and financial system and make valid inferences from material presented

 

Assessment Criteria

 

Criteria

Weighting

Level of Achievement(P)

Presentation structure

 

Aims and objectives clearly stated, relevant material used and appropriate conclusions drawn.

 

20%

A

B

C

D

E

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria specific comments

Exposition

 

Clarity of explanation, appropriate speed of delivery and discursive.

 

20%

A

B

C

D

E

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria specific comments

Support material

 

Clear, relevant handouts where used, effective use of slides, appropriate follow-up references.

 

20%

A

B

C

D

E

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria specific comments

Subject knowledge

 

Up-to-date, comprehensive and relevant.

 

20%

A

B

C

D

E

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria specific comments

Personal characteristics

 

Confident oratory, relaxed style of delivery and in-control of subject matter and audience

 

20%

A

B

C

D

E

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria specific comments

 

 

 

Achievement Key

A – Outstanding in all respects

B – Some very good features

C – Average

D – Satisfactory

E – Some serious inadequacies

F – Inadequate in most respects

                         

 

General comments and advice on how to improve your work in the future

 

 

Overall Mark:

 

 

Overall Grade:

 

 

All marks/grades are provisional until confirmed by the Course Assessment Board.

 

Where applicable, the deadline for submission for tutor reassessment is:

 

 

 

Submission status:

on time / late

The maximum mark available for assessed work which is submitted late but within 5 working days of the agreed submission date will be 40%

 

 

 

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Date:

 

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