The Innovative Business School: Business Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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College of Business Administration
The Innovative Business School

Our vision is to be a hallmark of excellence and innovation in business education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Our mission is to promote excellence and innovation in business education, research, and service in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in line with international standards.

Basic Information

Course Title: Money and Banking:ECON 207
Credit Hours: 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: ECON 101 – ECON 103
Instructor: Ms. Nouf Alsharif
Office Hours: Check the Office
Office Location: N408
Instructor's e-mail:

Teaching and Learning Methods
Students will work in an interactive learning environment supported by:

1. Daily lectures and discussion sessions.

2. An Interactive teaching-learning experience by presenting projects using PowerPoint. Students in this course are expected to be present, and prepared to contribute to all class sessions. Because of the commitment to class discussion, learning depends on your participation. Your comments and questions enrich and enhance everyone’s learning.

3. Students are expected to solicit and search for the recent related knowledge via the internet and academic sources.

Professional Information

Course Aims and Themes

Amid the current financial crisis, it is quite important to study the monetary policy and how the banking systems work, as the first sign of the crisis came out of banks, and the way that leaders and politicians handling this turmoil is through different tools of monetary policies.

Intended Learning Outcomes

This course is designed as an introduction to Money, Banking and Financial Markets for business students. We will be covering the following parts:

1. The importance of money, banking and financial markets.

2. Fundamentals of financial markets

3. The importance of financial institutions in the economy

4. Foreign exchange market

5. Money and economic activity

6. The money supply creation process

Cognitive skills:
• Identify, define and explore monetary economic issues and banking • Discuss hypotheses, interpret data and produce cogent and analytical practical reports. • Expound findings whether orally or in a written format. Tips to achieve a work of value:

o Read your material,
o Work on your readings as follows:
▪ Identify tacit assumptions and limitations of data and information. ▪ Analyze and evaluate evidence.
▪ Apply study skills necessary for successful learning. ▪ Deploy a high level of analysis and critical judgment in relation to theory and methods. o Use computers to generate documents to illustrate and clarify arguments. o Use word-processing and data analysis packages and undertake computer-based literature searches. o Use the Internet to retrieve and manipulate text and data. o Manage your time: use techniques for planning and scheduling work/projects and evaluations.

Interpersonal skills:
The course will enable students to develop their interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a collaborative environment. So, they will build and manage their learning Team (LT); and perform team work activities.

Numerical & Communication Skills
Those are developed throughout problem solving, research papers, oral presentations and professional small talks.

Intended Course Values
Students attending this course will gain the following values and skills as they will be established throughout the teaching-learning process over the semester: 1. Research and analysis Skills: Enhancing students' awareness and sensitivity to the benefits of research and innovation. Each student is to collect references of articles,...
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