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STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatoryreference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to theupdated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus mayNOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify coursetextbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary materialof APUS.School of BusinessFINC610Financial Institutions3 Credit Hours8 weeksPrerequisite: NoneTable of ContentsEvaluation ProceduresCourse DescriptionGrading ScaleCourse ScopeCourse OutlineCourse ObjectivesPoliciesCourse Delivery MethodAcademic ServicesCourse ResourcesSelected BibliographyTable of ContentsCourse Description (Catalog)This is a course on the operations of financial institutions and markets in the U.S. This course will coverthe basic tools for understanding the roles of financial institutions and valuing financial instruments. Thegoal of this course is to create an understanding of how financial institutions and markets operate withinand place influence upon the economy at large.Table of ContentsCourse ScopeThe primary goal of the Financial Institutions course is to help us achieve better understanding of whatthe institutions are that affect our financial system. The course will address the theory of operationswithin these institutions and have some application examples through the use of quantitative problems.Table of ContentsCourse ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatoryreference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to theupdated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus mayNOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify coursetextbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary materialof APUS.LO 1. Examine how global and U.S. financial markets, financial institutions and intermediaries affect oureconomy.LO 2. Evaluate why interest rates change and the factors that influence their behavior.LO 3. Understand the role that central banks play in financial markets by looking at the structure ofmajor central banks and the Federal Reserve System.LO 4. Explore the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet and how the tools of monetary policy affect moneysupply and interest rates.LO 5. Assess how securities (bonds, stocks, and mortgages) operate in the capital markets.LO 6. Synthesize how financial institutions promote economic efficiency.LO 7. Analyze the historical development of the banking system and the affects of financial innovationon the competitive environment.LO 8. Access economic analysis of banking regulation and how mutual fund are regulated.Table of ContentsCourse Delivery MethodThis course, delivered via distance learning, will enable students to complete academic work in a flexiblemanner, completely online. Course resources and access to an online learning management system willbe made available to each student. Online assignments are due each week as noted and include forumquestions (accomplished in groups through a threaded forum), examinations, and individualassignments submitted for review by the Faculty Member. Assigned faculty will support the studentsthroughout this eight-week course.Table of ContentsCourse ResourcesRequired Course TextbooksMishkin, F. S. & Eakins, S. G. (2012). Financial markets and institutions (7th ed.). Boston, MA:Pearson/Prentice Hall.Additional ResourcesIn Resources, you will find the following: Power Points - for a review of chapter concepts.WebsitesSite NameTextbook WebsiteHelpful WebsiteAmerican PsychologicalWebsite URL/Addresshttp://wps.prenhall.com/bp mishkin finmkts alreserve.gov/releases/http://www.apastyle.org/

STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatoryreference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to theupdated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus mayNOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify coursetextbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary materialof APUS.Association (APA)Purdue Online l/resource/560/01/http://www.turnitin.comTable of ContentsEvaluation ProceduresGrade InstrumentsForums (Week 1-7)Writing Assignments (Week 1-7)Quizzes (Week 1-7)Final Assessment (Week 8)Final Course GradePoints100 points each100 points each100 points each100 pointsPercentage25302520100Weekly AssignmentsSee the course outline for the weekly assignments, quantitative questions to solve, essay and discussionboard. Midterm and Final exams are also in the course outline. All assignments must be submitted bythe end of the week (Sunday, 11: 59 pm EST) they are assigned, except for the Final Exam (Saturday, 11:59 pm EST).ForumsPlease join the forums during weekly sessions. Students must post a main response to the weeklydiscussion question by Day 3, and at least two replies to other students by Day 7. Active participation isrequired by replying to classmates during the week of discussion. Therefore, replies after the end of theeach week will not be graded. The forums are for student interaction and submitting input after the endof the week serves no learning objectives and does not constitute as participation. Students shoulddemonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from web sites.Responses will be graded directly from the Forums.Your grade earned for the discussion boards will be based on the Forum Grading Criteria:Forums Grading CriteriaQuality Guidelines (50%):Participation Guidelines(30%):Requirements All discussion questions are answered completely.Responses are original in content with a minimum of one externalreference.All posts demonstrated analysis of the topic.Responses to classmates are significant and advanced the discussion.Main response is posted by Day 3.Main response is no less than 250-300 words.Reply to at least two of their classmates by Day 7.

STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatoryreference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to theupdated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus mayNOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify coursetextbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary materialof APUS.Clarity, Organization &Professionalism Guidelines(20%): Responses to classmates are at least 150 words.Responses were organized and logical.No spelling or grammatical errors.References were used and cited properly.Appropriate language, respect and consideration towardpeers/instructor.Homework AssignmentsAssigned problems should demonstrate an understanding and thorough application of chapterobjectives. Ensure that your work is organized and properly formatted (for numeric solutions, pleasehighlight your answer). Please name your assignment file as 'lastnamefirstinitial-FINC610-assignment#",and submit by midnight EST, Day 7.Your homework exercises/problems will be evaluated according to the following Homework %QuizzesHomework Problems Grading Criteria Assigned exercises/problems are completed in full. Work demonstrates effective application of the concepts/principles covered in the chapter. Work thoroughly explains answers and calculations. Solutions are calculated with no errors or insignificant errors. Assigned exercises/problems are completed in full or are significantly complete. Work demonstrates effective application of most concepts/principles covered in thechapter. Work thoroughly explains most answers and calculations. Solutions are calculated with insignificant errors. Assigned exercises/problems are mostly complete. Work demonstrates effective application of some concepts/principles covered in thechapter. Work explains some answers and calculations. Solutions are calculated with significant errors. Assigned exercises/problems are fairly complete. Work demonstrates effective application of a few concepts/principles covered in thechapter. Work explains a few answers and calculations. Solutions are calculated with significant errors. Assigned exercises/problems are less than 50% complete. Work does not demonstrate effective application of the concepts covered in the chapter. Work submitted does not thoroughly explain answers and calculations. Solutions are not calculated or are calculated with significant errors.

STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatoryreference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to theupdated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus mayNOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify coursetextbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary materialof APUS.The Quizzes will consist of 15 multiple choice and 5 short-answer questions of the chapters coveredduring each week. Each quiz is accessible only once and is available for a 1.5-hour time period. Once aquiz is accessed, you will not be able to access it again if you disconnect. Therefore, allocate time tocomplete your quiz. Weekly quizzes must be submitted by midnight EST, Day 7.Midterm (Week 4)The Midterm Exam will consist of 4-5 pages in length, not including title page, abstract, references, etc.,and must adhere to APA 6.0 guidelines. The topic will be provided by your instructor. Reference WritingAssignment Grading Criteria for writing requirements. The Midterm is due by midnight EST, Day 7.Final Exam (Week 8)The Final Exam will consist of essay questions as described in the 8-Week Outline. Your paper must be 5-6pages in length, not including title page, abstract, references, etc., and must adhere to APA 6.0guidelines. Reference Writing Assignment Grading Criteria for writing requirements. The Final Exam isdue by midnight EST, Day 6.You are required to have your writing assignment reviewed by Turnitin before you submit it to theprofessor. Please review the Turnitin section at the end of the Syllabus. Additional setup and useinstructions are available in Resources.Your writing assignments, Midterm and Final Exam will be evaluated according to the following WritingAssignment Grading Criteria:GuidelinesContent (60%)Organization(20%)Writing Style,Grammar,APA Format(20%)Writing Assignment Grading Criteria Response demonstrate a clear understanding of the key elements of assignmentquestions. Responses thoroughly cover the elements in a substantive manner. Response demonstrates critical thinking and analysis. Content is complete and accurate. Introduction and conclusion provides adequate information on the given topic. Paper structure is clear and easy to follow. Ideas flow in a logical sequence. Introduction provides a sound introduction to the topic and previews major points. Paragraph transitions are logical and support the flow of thought throughout thepaper. The conclusion thoroughly reviews the major points. Sentences are well constructed, complete, clear, and concise. Words used are specific and unambiguous. The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment. Grammar, spelling and punctuation are correct. APA guidelines (6th edition) are followed, such as headers, citations, references, etc. Effective use of aids, such as sections, summaries, table of contents, indices,and appendices (if appropriate)

STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatoryreference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to theupdated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus mayNOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify coursetextbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary materialof APUS.Submission of assignments and gradingBe sure to turn in assignments and exams as scheduled. Assignments will be graded within five days afterthe end of the week according to APUS policy. If your assignment is submitted after the weekly grading, itwill be graded during the next grading period for our class. It is preferred that students refers to the 8Week Course Outline for a weekly schedule of assignments and their due date. Assignments submittedthree days after their due date will be assessed a 10% late penalty.Refer to the Student Handbook for policies relevant to academic honesty and other procedures andpolicies related to this course. Refer to Online Resource Center for any research assistance. Plagiarizedpapers or incidents of academic dishonesty will receive an F.APUS Grading SystemGradeAAB BBC CCD DDFQuality Points/ GradingPercent4.0/ 100 - 943.67/ 93 - 903.33/ 89 - 873.0/ 86 - 842.67/ 83 - 802.33/ 79 - 772.0/ 76 - 731.67/ 72 - 701.33/ 69 - 671.0/ 66 - 64.67/ 63 - 600.0/ 59 - 0Table of Contents8 – Week Course OutlinePlease see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scaleWeek1Topic(s)Introductionto FinancialInstitutionsLearning Objective(s)Reading(s)Table of ContentsAssignment(s)LO 1. Examine how global Text Readings:Submit:and U.S. financialChapters 1 & 21. Forum Responses – Initial response is a minimummarkets, financialof 250 words. Make sure to respond to at least twoinstitutions andCourse Resources:

STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatoryreference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to theupdated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus mayNOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify coursetextbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary materialof APUS.2FinancialMarketsintermediaries affect oureconomy.PowerPoint Slides other classmates.2. Answers to 3 essay questions on the AssignmentsLink. Make sure to note the word count.3. Quiz - 20 multiple choice/short essay answers (1.5hours)LO 2. Evaluate whyinterest rates change andthe factors that influencetheir behavior.Text Readings:Chapters 3 & 4Course Resources:PowerPoint SlidesSubmit:1. Forum Responses – Initial response is a minimumof 250 words. Make sure to respond to at leasttwo other classmates.2. Answers to 2 essay questions on the AssignmentsLink. Make sure to note the word count.3. Quiz - 20 multiple choice/short essay answers (1.5hours)3CentralBankingLO 3. Understand the rolethat central banks play infinancial markets bylooking at the structureof major central banksand the Federal ReserveSystem.Text Readings:Chapters 5 & 9Submit:1. Forum Responses – Initial response is a minimumCourse Resources: of 250 words. Make sure to respond to at leastPowerPoint Slidestwo other classmates.2. Answers to 2 essay questions on the AssignmentsLink. Make sure to note the word count in theassignment link.3. Quiz - 20 multiple choice/short essay answers (1.5hours)4MonetaryPolicyLO 4. Explore the FederalReserve’s balance sheetand how the tools ofmonetary policy affectmoney supply andinterest rates.Text Readings:Chapters 10 & 11Course Resources:PowerPoint SlidesSubmit:1. Forum Responses – Initial response is a minimumof 250 words. Make sure to respond to at leasttwo other classmates.2. Answers to 2 essay questions on the AssignmentsLink. Make sure to note the word count in theassignment link.3. Quiz - 20 multiple choice/short essay answers (1.5hours)5FinancialMarketsLO 5. Assess howsecurities (bonds, stocks,and mortgages) operatein the capital markets.Text Readings:Chapters 12 & 13Course Resources:PowerPoint SlidesSubmit:1. Forum Responses – Initial response is a minimumof 250 words. Make sure to respond to at leasttwo other classmates.2. Answers to 2 essay questions on the AssignmentsLink. Make sure to note the word count in theassignment link.3. Quiz - 20 multiple choice/short essay answers (1.5

STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatoryreference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to theupdated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus mayNOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify coursetextbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary materialof APUS.hours)6FinancialMarketsLO 5. Assess howsecurities (bonds, stocks,and mortgages) operatein the capital markets.Text Readings:Chapters 7 & 14Submit:LO 7. Analyze thehistorical development ofthe banking system andthe affects of financialinnovation on thecompetitiveenvironment.Text Readings:Chapters 17 & 19Submit:LO 1. Examine how globaland U.S. financialmarkets, financialinstitutions andintermediaries affect oureconomy.Text Readings:Chapters 18 & 20LO 6. Synthesize howfinancial institutionspromote economicefficiency.78InstitutionsBankingLO 3. Understand the rolethat central banks play infinancial markets bylooking at the structureof major central banksand the Federal ReserveSystem.LO 7. Analyze thehistorical development ofthe banking system andthe affects of financialinnovation on thecompetitiveenvironment.LO 8. Access economicanalysis of bankingregulation and howmutual fund areregulated.1. Forum Responses – Initial response is a minimumof 250 words. Make sure to respond to at leastCourse Resources:two other classmates.PowerPoint Slides2. Answers to 2 essay questions on the AssignmentsLink. Make sure to note the word count.3. Quiz - 20 multiple choice/short essay answers (1.5hours)1. Forum Responses – Initial response is a minimumof 250 words. Make sure to respond to at leastCourse Resources:two other classmatesPowerPoint Slides2. Answers to 2 essay questions on the AssignmentsLink. Make sure to note the word count3. Quiz - 20 multiple choice/short essay answers (1.5hours)Submit: Final AssessmentCourse Resources: 1. Please submit a 5 to 6 page, double-spaced essayPowerPoint Slides addressing the following questions:What role do financial institutions play within theglobal marketplace? How can policies andregulations impact financial institutions? What roledoes the central banking system play within theglobal marketplace? Would you recommend anychanges to the central banking system? Why or whynot?Submit your Final Exam by m

Financial Institutions 3 Credit Hours 8 weeks Prerequisite: None. Table of Contents. . This is a course on the operations of financial institutions and markets in the U.S. This course will cover the basic tools for understanding the roles of financial institutions and valuing financial instruments. . (6th edition) are followed, such as .

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