Full Title:Financial Services 2
Module Code:FNCE H3011
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the derivatives sector.
  2. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the different markets for raising finance.
  3. Explain the operations of the world’s major trading exchanges
  4. Analyse the importance of new emerging markets
  5. Discuss the principles behind Islamic finance
  6. Discuss the structure of the different types of collective investment schemes/mutual funds and the principles of fund accounting

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Stock exchanges
Foreign exchange
Trade finance
Traded options
Financial futures
Islamic Finance
Emerging markets - India and China
Hedge funds
Private Equity
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Essay Related to a current topic affecting the global financial services sector 2,3,4 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Valdez, S and Wood J 2010, An introduction to Global Financial Markets, 6th Ed., Palgrave Macmillan, [ISBN: 978-0-230-24309-5]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Eales, B 2000, Financial Engineering [ISBN: 0-333-73785-7]
  • 2011, Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance, Wiley Finance [ISBN: 978-0470978047]
  • Madura, J 2012, Financial Institutions and Markets (International Edition), 10th Ed. [ISBN: 978-0538482172]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Newspaper: Financial Press
  • Website: FT.com
  • Website: Bloomberg.com

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBAAF_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance 6 Elective
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 6 Elective
DK_BBBST_B Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) 2 Elective