Fin 243 Money and Banking

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HONG KONG SHUE YAN UNIVERSITY
Department of Economics and Finance
BA (Hons) in Economics and Finance
(Fall 2010)

|Course Title |: |Money and Banking | |Course Code |: |FIN 243 | |Year of Study |: |2 | |Number of Credits |: |3 | |Duration in Weeks |: |13 | |Contact Hours Per Week |: |Lecture (2 hours) | | | |Group Session (1 hour) | |Pre-requisite Course(s) |: |ECON 100 Introduction to Economics/ | | | |ECON 101-102 Principles of Economics/ | | | |ECON 103-104 Basic Microeconomics & Macroeconomics or by consent of the instructor | |Instructor |: |Dr. Joe Wong | | | |Office: |LG 539 | | | |Tel. No: |2570 7110 Ext. 230; 2104 8230 | | | |Email: |joewong@hksyu.edu | | | |Website: |http://fs3.hksyu.edu/~joewong/ |

Course Aims

This course aims to use a few basic economics models to develop students’ understanding of the nature of a money economy, the structure of a banking system, principles and practice of bank management, and the role of monetary policy in the economy.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes, Teaching and Learning Activities, and Assessment Tasks

|Course Intended Learning Outcomes | |Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: | |C 1 |explain the theoretical concepts about bank management and regulations; | |C 2 |explain the relationship among monetary theories, monetary institutions and monetary policies; | |C 3 |describe the relationships among some major macroeconomic variables including the level of interest rates, the | | |general price level, and international exchange rates; | |C 4 |describe and distinguish the banking system and central banking of Hong Kong, China and that of United States; | |C 5 |collect and illustrate some of the statistical data reflecting the current economic and financial environment; | |C 6 |apply the basic concepts to analyze the current issues relating to the area of money, banking and monetary system; | |C 7 |demonstrate mastery of different types of generic skills including collaboration skills, communication skills, | | |critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, self-management skills, study skills, numeracy...
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