Graduate Business Course
This course provides an overview of international financial markets and how they operate and interrelate. The structure, characteristics, and issues for markets in the Americas, Europe, Africa/Middle East, and Asia/Pacific will be identified.
This course explores the view that the world is moving towards a single global market and provides a broad and balanced introduction to financial markets across the world. Within this context, the course culminates in providing the student with skills for examining how an international business can raise capital to fund projects in a foreign market of its choice.
II. Required Resource Purchases
American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (current ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Molyneux, V. (2000). An introduction to global financial markets (4th ed.). New York, NY: Palgrave McMillan. ISBN: 9780230243095.
III. Additional Materials for Learning
A. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
B. Internet access (broadband recommended)
C. Microsoft Word
IV. Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
A. Compare the roles of central, commercial, and investment banks.
B. Evaluate securities markets, money, bonds, stock exchanges, hedge funds, and private equity.
C. Appraise the effectiveness of the foreign exchange, European economic and monetary union, and derivative products.
D. Examine the New Tiger Economies and key trends in global financial markets.
E. Integrate biblical principles within the field of global financial markets.
V. Course Requirements and Assignments
A. Textbook readings
B. Discussion Board Forums (4)
Each Discussion Board Forum in this course allows the student an opportunity to apply what they have learned from the Reading & Study. There are 3 parts to each Discussion Board Forum. Each Discussion Board is a unified assignment and all 3 parts must be posted in order to earn credit. The first part is the key topic submission. The second part is the Discussion Board thread which must be at least 200 words in length, citing 5 recent scholarly articles. The third part is the replies. The student must reply to at least 2 of his/her classmates.
C. Annotated Bibliography
The student will complete an Annotated Bibliography to be used for the Literature Review. There should be at least 12 annotations which are at least 150 words each.
D. Faith and Learning Assessment
By Module/Week 6, the student will be assigned to a group. A minimum 1000-word essay will be worked on as a group in the Group Discussion Board and then posted to the Discussion Board for everyone to see. Replies are not necessary; however, they are strongly encouraged. The student must briefly describe how the Bible is related to the topics covered in the course. An integration of the Bible must be explicitly shown in relation to a course topic in order to receive points. In addition, at least 2 other outside scholarly sources (the text may count as 1) should be used to substantiate the group’s position. This assignment must be submitted to SafeAssign, in addition to the Discussion Board post.
E. Literature Review
The student will write a Literature Review on a topic relevant to the course. The paper will be a comprehensive thematic review of the scholarly literature related to the selected topic. The paper must be written in strict conformance to current APA format and contain at least 16 pages of content (excluding the title page, abstract, and references) utilizing at least 12 scholarly references. The assignment must be submitted through SafeAssign.
VI. Course Grading and Policies
Discussion Board Forums (4 at 150 pts ea)
600 on Friday of Module/Week 8. ast 12 scholarly references. The assignment must be submitted through SafeAssign by 11:59 p.m. (
Faith and Learning Assessment
A = 940–1000 A- = 920–939 B+ = 900–919 B = 860–899 B- = 840–859
C+ = 820–839 C = 780–819 C- = 760–779 F = 759 and below
C. Late Policy
As graduate students, it is expected that all assignments are to be completed on time.
D. Disability Assistance
Students with a documented disability may contact student affairs to make arrangements for academic accommodations.
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