FINC203-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


Description and analysis of the financial system, focusing on financial markets (domestic and international), financial asset trading mechanisms, market efficiency, institutions (intermediaries) and instruments (stocks, bonds, hybrid securities including derivatives).

In Financial Institutions and Markets, you will learn the importance of the financial system of an economy, how domestic and international financial markets and institutions function, the types of securities traded in markets and the trading mechanisms of financial securities. You will develop an understanding of how to use and evaluate valuation models for financial securities.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you should be able to
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the global financial system.
2. Discuss the purposes of the money, capital, derivatives, and international markets together
with the instruments traded in them.
3. Describe the distinctive characteristics and functions of a range of financial institutions such
as commercial banks, non-bank financial institutions, insurance companies, investment
companies, superannuation providers, investment banks and venture capital funds.
4. Explain the role of regulatory institutions and financial regulation.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


(1) STAT101; and (2) A further 45 points.



Equivalent Courses


Course Administrator

Khairul Saidah Abas Azmi


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final exam 45%
Quizzes 15% Five on-line quizzes
Term test 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance .

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  • FINC203-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023