Course syllabus FT - Financial Markets (ŠAVŠ - WS 2020/2021)

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Course title:
Financial Markets
WS 2020/2021
Course supervisor:
Supervising department:
Prerequisites for registration: Bachelor state examination
Time allowance:
full-time, 3/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/12 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching:
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (5 credits)
Course objective:
To learn students how to interpret the financial literature and financial press to the broad public, how to recognise the function of financial institutions, how to demonstrate the balance sheet view on financial instruments, how to express the nature of financial instruments and how to explain the impact of fiscal, monetary and macroprudential policies on macroeconomic variables (GDP, inflation and employment).
Course methods:
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Course content:
Real and financial sector (allowance 1/0)
Financialization, financial market complexity, economic substance over legal form, erosion of clients’ protection on financial market

Balance sheets of sectors and categories of financial market (allowance 1/0)
a.Balance sheets of sectors, categories of financial market, savings and investment

3.Financial institutions (allowance 1/0)
a.Commercial banks, credit unions, central bank, investment firms, insurance and reinsurance undertakings, management companies and investment funds, pension management companies and pension funds

4.Function, definition and extinction of money (allowance 1/0)
a.Function of money, money supply measurement, how money are created and extinct, where money are created and extinct, how money are created and extinct

Payment systems (allowance 1/0)
Basic terms, payment between clients of the same bank, domestic payment system, cross-border payment system, payment cards

Monetary and macroprudential policy (allowance 1/0)
Classical monetary policy, quantitative easing, macroprudential policy

Foreign exchange policy (allowance 1/0)
Foreign exchange rate, foreign exchange rate regimes, foreign exchange interventions, balance of payments

Fiscal policy (allowance 1/0)
Impact of taxes on economy, structure of tax revenues in Czech Republic, sales tax versus value added tax, public-private partnership

Debt market (allowance 1/0)
Legal forms of debts, redeemability od debts, debt of households, debt of non-financial enterprises, debt of government institutions, impact of debt increase on economy

Equity market (allowance 1/0)
Limited liability, limited liability company and joint stock company, asset stripping, share classes, corporate governance, investment in shares, share price inflation, impact of equity market on economy

Pension systems (allowance 1/0)
Categories of pension systems, pay-as-you go pension system, pension funds pension system, pension system in EU, pension system in Czech Republic

Economic and financial stability (allowance 1/0)
Definition of economic and financial stability, financial stability, Japan – example of a stable country

Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student:
Will explain the impact of financial markets on macroeconomic variables (GDP, inflation and employment)
Will express the nature of financial instruments
Will give examples of the balance sheet view on financial instruments
Will interpret the financial literature and financial press to the broad public
Will recognize the function of financial institutions

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures
36 h
12 h
     Course reading and ongoing preparation
32 h
56 h
     Ongoing evaluation
12 h12 h
     Composing of presentation
12 h
12 h
     Preparation for final oral exam
48 h48 h
140 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Combined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation
12 %
12 %
Presentation6 %6 %
Final oral exam
82 %
82 %
Total100 %100 %
Course completion:
Activity on lectures 0 - 12 points
Prezentation 0 - 6 points
Final oral exam 0 - 82 points
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
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Reading list:
Language of instruction: Czech
JÍLEK, J. Finance v globální ekonomice I: Peníze a platební styk. Praha, Czech Republic: Grada Publishing a.s., 2013. 664 p. ISBN 978-80-247-3893-2.
JÍLEK, J. Finance v globální ekonomice II: Měnová a kurzová politika. Prague, Czech republic: Grada Publishing a.s., 2013. 560 p. ISBN 978-80-247-4516-9.

Language of instruction: Czech
JÍLEK, J. Akciové trhy a investování. 1st ed. Praha: GRADA, 2009. ISBN 978-80-247-2963-3.
JÍLEK, J. Hlavní účetní systémy. IFRS a US GAAP. 1st ed. Praha, ČR: GRADA publishing, 2018. 200 p. ISBN 978-80-247-2774-5.

Study plans:
Track N-EMCZ-NFMP Corporate Finance in International Business, part-time form, initial period SS 2018/2019, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Track N-EMCZ-NFMP Corporate Finance in International Business, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020, place of teaching Praha
Run in the period of:
Course tutor:
prof. Ing. Josef Jílek, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech
Room: Mladá Boleslav, Praha

Last modification made by Mgr. Luděk Švejdar on 03/20/2020.

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