Finance and Banking

Course Description

Overview the banking system, and the role of money and interest rates in the economy. Topics include: today’s financial and monetary controversies, role of banking system in the economy; banking regulations; financial instruments and their purposes; asset pricing, the determination and behavior of interest rates; the monetary base and the money supply framework; the role of the Federal Reserve system in the determination of money supply, interest rates, and economic goals; the effect of money and credit on output, employment, and inflation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain what money is, its functions and the demand for money.
  • Describe the role and functions of the Federal Reserve System.
  • Discuss the issue of the stability of money demand.
  • Explain how the economy behaves during a recession and discuss policy operation available.
  • Discuss the general banking environment.
  • Explain why banks must maintain a minimum capital-asset ratios.
  • Discuss the fundamental problems of financial intermediation.
  • Understand the global aspects of banking and their impacts.


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