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Advanced Financial Markets - MAN00147M

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Moshfique Uddin
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

This module will:

  • Equip students with the knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the financial markets and institutions

  • Introduce students to the interplay between financial markets, financial institutions, managers and agents, and financial instruments.

  • Build students’ understanding of the main theories and models for valuing financial market instruments, measuring risk and return and analysing the characteristics and structure of financial institutions and markets,

  • Discuss ongoing and controversial issues related to the financial market.

Module learning outcomes

After successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

Subject content

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic tools used in financial markets

  • Critically evaluate the role of financial markets, instruments and institutions

  • Evaluate the professional, theoretical and applied techniques required for international financial management

  • Understand current issues significant for the operation of financial markets and the financial system

Academic and graduate skills

  • Advanced subject-specific knowledge and understanding

  • Cognitive (thinking) skills: through self-study and assessments

  • Interpret empirical evidence

  • Analytical skills required to undertake finance calculations

  • Solve numerical problems in finance

  • Communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing via written assignments

Module content

Indicative content:

Introduction to the module and different market settings and participants (P, chapters 1, 2, 3,)

Monetary Policy and Interest Rate Determination (P, chapter 4)

Domestic and International Money Markets (P Chapter 5)

The Domestic and International Bond Market (P. Chapter 6)

The Foreign Exchange Market (P, Chapter 11)

Theories of Exchange Rate Determination (P, chapter 12)

Financial Futures, Options and Swaps (P, chapters 13, 14, 15, 16)

Financial Innovation and the Credit Crunch (P chapter 17)

Regulation of the Financial Sector. (P chapter 18)


Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Closed exam : An MCQ test (VLE)
N/A 30
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Closed exam : An exam using both discursive elements and also application of different financial tools
N/A 70

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Closed exam : An MCQ test (VLE) - RESIT Closed exam : An MCQ test (VLE) - RESIT - advanced financial markets
N/A 30
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Closed exam : An exam using both discursive elements and also application of different financial tools - RESIT
N/A 70

Module feedback

Feedback will be given in accordance with the University Policy on feedback in the Guide to Assessment as well as in line with the School policy.

Indicative reading

Note: Given the broad scope of this module there is no one core book. Instead, chapters from several books such as the following will be used.

Pilbeam, K. (2018) Finance and Financial Markets. Fourth Edition Bloomsbury, London.

Other useful Text include:

Bodie, Z., Kane, A., & Marcus, A. Investments McGraw-Hill Irwin.

Copeland, T. E., Weston, J. F., & Shastri, K. Financial theory and corporate policy. Pearson Addison Wesley.

Fabozzi, F.J., Jones, F.J., Fabozzi, F.A. and Mann, S.V. Foundations of global financial markets and institutions. MIT Press.

Hull, J. C. Options futures and other derivatives. Pearson Education.

Mishkin, Frederic S., (2018) Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Global Edition, Ninth Edition. Pearson. UK.

Ross, S. A., Westerfield, R., Jaffe, J. F., Jordan, B. D., Jaffe, J., & Jordan, B. Corporate Finance. McGraw-Hill Education.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.