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Syllabus ( ITF 542 )


   Basic information
Course title: Financial Institutions
Course code: ITF 542
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saadettin Haluk Çitçi
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: Turkish
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: Financial Institutions, Financial Intermediaries, Financial Assets, Depository Institutions, Insurance Companies, Investment Companies, Islamic Wholesale Banking, Sample Questions, Primary Markets, Role and Functions of Central Banking, Secondary Markets, Markets for Derivative Securities, Efficient Market Hypothesis, Financial Regulation take place in the scope of this course.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify financial institutions and tools.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Develop and deepen his/her knowledge in fields of international trade, finance and management
    2. Define basic economics, finance and management terminology, theories and concepts
    3. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Support his/her ideas with various arguments and present them clearly to a range of audience, formally and informally through a variety of techniques
    6. Write progress reports clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc

    Method of assessment

    1. Oral exam
  2. Identify and scientifically analyze market dynamics.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Develop and deepen his/her knowledge in fields of international trade, finance and management
    2. Define basic economics, finance and management terminology, theories and concepts
    3. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Support his/her ideas with various arguments and present them clearly to a range of audience, formally and informally through a variety of techniques

    Method of assessment

    1. Oral exam
  3. Analyze financial markets from an economics perspective

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Develop and deepen his/her knowledge in fields of international trade, finance and management
    2. Define basic economics, finance and management terminology, theories and concepts
    3. Being able to evaluate and use the advanced level knowledge on international trade, finance and management that are required in experts and researchers who are much needed by the public and private sectors
    4. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    5. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    6. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.
    7. Support his/her ideas with various arguments and present them clearly to a range of audience, formally and informally through a variety of techniques

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Financial Institutions, Financial Intermediaries, Financial Assets
Week 3: Depository Institutions
Week 4: Insurance Companies
Week 5: Investment Companies
Week 6: Islamic Wholesale Banking I
Week 7: Islamic Wholesale Banking II
Week 8: Derivative products - Midterm Exam
Week 9: Primary Markets
Week 10: Role and Functions of Central Banking
Week 11: Secondary Markets
Week 12: Markets for Derivative Securities
Week 13: Efficient Market Hypothesis
Week 14: Financial Regulation
Week 15*: Behaivoral Finance I
Week 16*: Behaivoral Finance II - Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Finansal Pazarlar, Hatice Doğukanlı ve Serpil Canbaş.
Foundations of Financial Markets and Institutions, Fabozzi, Modigliani, Jones.
Recommended readings: Financial Markets and Institutions, Mishkin and Eakins.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 40
Other in-term studies: - 0
Project: - 0
Homework: - 0
Quiz: - 0
Final exam: 16 60
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 5 14
Practice, Recitation: 2 12
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 20 1
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 23 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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